The Town Hall's acclaimed Broadway by the Year series kicks off its seventh season with The Broadway Musicals of 1928. Tony winner Bob Martin of The Drowsy Chaperone stars; Broadway aficionados will recall that the fictional, Tony-nominated show opened on The Great White Way in 1928. The line-up also includes Nancy Anderson, Joyce Chittick, Jeffrey Denman, Malcolm Gets, Eddie Korbich, Lari White, and more. Joel Froomkin directs, with musical direction by Ross Patterson.
Created/written/hosted by Scott Siegel, the evening features music from Rosalie, The Three Musketeers, The Greenwich Village Follies, Present Arms, Blackbirds of 1928, Grand Street Follies, The New Moon, Paris, Animal Crackers, Whoopee! and more! Some of musical theater's most famous songs first came to light in 1928, such as Rodgers & Hart's "You Took Advantage of Me" (Present Arms), the Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh hit "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (Blackbirds of 1928), Cole Porter's "Let's Do It" (Paris), Kalmar & Ruby's "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" (Animal Crackers), and Romberg/Hammerstein's "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise" (The New Moon).