The critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series has blossomed from an idea to what Show Business Weekly deems, "...an invaluable and entertaining jewel in the cabaret crown of New York." The New York Times calls it, "Witty, breezily paced...informative...valuable...the right perspective of lighthearted nostalgia...a reasonably priced alternative to City Center's Encore Series."
Author/critic Scott Siegel created the series for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems.
The Broadway Musicals of 1945 features songs from Carousel (Rodgers & Hammerstein), The Day Before Spring (Lerner & Lowe), Up In Central Park (Romberg), Billion Dollar Baby (Comden & Green, Gould), Polonaise (Chopin & LaTouche), The FireBrand of Florence (Weill & Gershwin) and still much more!