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Mapping the Broadway Musical: Time Travel into America’s Musical Theater Past
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
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Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking is free in the History Museum lots, on the street in Forest Park, or in the East and West lots across from the Judith and Dennis Jones Visitor Center.
Featured Speaker: Todd Decker, Ph.D., Chair of Music, Department of Music; Professor of Musicology and American Culture Studies; Faculty Affiliate in Performing Arts, Film and Media Studies, Washington University in St. Louis
Go back in time to explore the Broadway musical and New York City’s Times Square by way of maps. American musicologist and Washington University Professor of Music Todd Decker leads a journey into musical theater history by way of digital maps that chart the development of Times Square, the imaginary worlds of the Broadway musical, and the persistent racial segregation of the American musical stage. This virtual trip includes a stop in St. Louis to explore how the Muny fits into the larger story of the American musical stage.
Mapping the Broadway Musical is presented in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum exhibition, Muny Memories, on display at the Museum through June 2, 2019.