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Cultural Center

The Broadway Musical: 1920-2020

took place

March 27-30, 2003

This conference consisted of retrospective examinations of the musical theatre of the 20th century as well as discussions of the potential future of the musical.

Broadway Musical Final Program

Participants included:

Gerald Schoenfeld, President, The Schubert Organization
Ted Chapin, President and Executive Director, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization
Cy Coleman, Composer
Wendy Wasserstein, Playwright
Lloyd Richards, Director; Dean Emeritus, Yale School of Drama
Melvin Van Peeples, Writer and Director
Leslie Uggams, Tony and Emmy Award Winning Actress and Singer
Joe Franklin, Radio Host, WOR 710-AM
Ben Brantley, Chief Theater Critic, The New York Times

The banquet speaker was Liz Smith, Nationally Syndicated Columnist.

Some of the topics of panels included:

"Directors and Choreographers"
"Ziegfeld"
"The Business of Broadway"
"Sondheim"
"The Musical and the Inner City"
"The Critic's Circle"
and more.

Hofstra University gratefully acknowledges:

American Airlines Logo ASCAP logo Warner Chappell Logo

Cy Coleman

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
New York, NY

Prudential Financial

The Cole Porter Musical and Literary Property Trusts
New York, NY

Hofstra University Bookstore
A Service of Barnes & Noble

Samuel French, Inc.
New York, NY

Irma & Arthur Miller Family Foundation
New York, NY

Tower Records
Carle Place, NY

The New York Times
New York, NY

Lackmann Culinary Services, Inc.
Woodbury, NY

The Yip Harburg Foundation
New York, NY

Conference Co-Directors:

Zenia DaSilva
Professor of Spanish
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Hofstra University

James. J. Kolb
Professor of Drama
Department of Drama and Dance
Hofstra University

Conference Coordinator:

Athelene A. Collins
Hofstra Cultural Center


For more information please contact:

Hofstra Cultural Center
200 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Tel: (516) 463-5669
Fax: (516) 463-4793
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