American Musical Theater: a century of production Making of an Exhibit Red, Hot & Blue: In research & production seven years Nat’l Portrait Gallery/American History Sought to infuse museum w/ musical life Not just flat portraiture Posters, playbills, set design
American Musical Theater:
a century of production
Lee and J.J. Shubert
Collaborated on two dozen scores together
Ira later collaborated with Kurt Weill, Burton Lane, Harold Arlen
‘Cuz that’s the kinda guy I’m . . .
Waves are hugging the shore . . .
Our friend wrote music
And in that mould he created
Gaiety and sweetness and beauty
And twenty-four hours after he had gone
His music filled the air
And in triumphant accents
Proclaimed to this world of men
That gaiety and sweetness and beauty
Do not die . . .
Live and in person!
Jason Robert Brown
DVD #1, 8, 10