The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical w/ author Warren Hoffman
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Broadway musicals are one of America’s most beloved art forms and play to millions of people each year. But what do these shows, which are often thought to be just frothy entertainment, really have to say about our country and who we are as a nation? Join author Warren Hoffman as talks about his book The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical (now in a new updated second edition), which looks at the racial politics and subtexts that infuse some of Broadway's most famous shows from Oklahoma! to West Side Story, A Chorus Line to Hamilton. In this engaging multimedia presentation, Warren will have you looking at and listening to musical theater in a whole new light.
Warren Hoffman is currently the Executive Director of the Association for Jewish Studies. He's spent his career working in theater as a critic, producer, playwright, and dramaturg and holds a PhD in American literature from UC-Santa Cruz. Warren is the author of The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical and The Passing Game: Queering Jewish American Culture.
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