Make Them Hear You: Political Musical Theatre
12:30 PM, Saturday 12 Jan 2019 (1 hour)
New York Hilton Midtown - Beekman Room
Since The Cradle Will Rock and Of Thee I Sing premiered in the 1930s, a steady stream of political musicals have come to Broadway. In this presentation and discussion, we will explore the world of political musical theatre and identify three types of songs that appear in political musicals. We’ll discuss the future of political musical theatre, how overtly political musicals should be, and what we’d like to see represented onstage in the future.