Wednesday 22 January 2014, Give My Regards to Broadway: The American Musical is Reborn in Europe
A public lecture by Bert Fink, Senior Vice President (Europe) for Rodgers & Hammerstein
In this lecture Bert Fink who has been based in London since 2013, speaks about the musical, an art form fused in Europe, refined in America, and now flourishing throughout Britain and across Europe. Bert will draw from his experience working for Rodgers & Hammerstein for nearly twenty five years, teaching musical theatre history at New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and being a Broadway publicist prior to that.
A first class lecture starting with some Sound of Music songs in many different European languages to get us in the mood, then a resume of the musical theatre traditions from Gilbert and Sullivan in 1878 through the first and second world wars and their patriotic and international flavours to Lloyd Webber and the ‘coming of the British’ and right up to date. Gripping