Happy World Theater Day! We are pleased to release a special interview for this global celebration of stagecraft. Learn more below:
On October 17, 2014, Concerts from the Library of Congress presented an evening with leading contemporary Broadway composers Jeanine Tesori, David Yazbek and Steven Lutvak. These three distinguished, award-winning creators represent a diverse set of styles that represent American musical theater in the 21st century. Following the concert, these wonderful artists spent a few minutes chatting with our very own musical theater guru, Mark Eden Horowitz (Senior Music Specialist, Music Division, Library of Congress). We’re pleased to make this audio available to you here.
ADVISORY: Some information in the following presentation may not be suitable for young viewers. Discretion is advised.
Musical Theater at the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress Music Division is home to many major collections related to musical theater, including the papers of Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Victor Herbert, Jonathan Larson, Oliver Smith, Frederick Loewe, Peggy Clark, and Marvin Hamlisch. In addition, the Library currently has on display a major exhibition on theatrical design, called “Grand Illusion.” Visit us in the James Madison Building between 8:30am-5:00pm (Monday-Saturday).
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