Broadway and All That Jazz: Songbook of the 20s and 30s
September 28 - October 28
From the ridiculous to the sublime to the breadlines, American popular culture rode a roller coaster of epic proportions in the 1920s and 30s. Throughout it all, the founders of the Great American Songbook – George and Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern – produced timeless songs for jazz clubs and Broadway stages. With songs like “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “Fascinating Rhythm,” plus favorites from PORGY AND BESS and SHOWBOAT, this cabaret revue sets the foundation for our season through the foundations of American popular song.