When we think of the women of Broadway, of course, the names of Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Carol Channing, or Mary Martin immediately come to mind. Maybe we think of Dolly or Mame or Mama Rose or Adelaide – the iconic women’s roles in our classical Broadway musicals. But what about Dorothy Fields, Mary Rodgers, Lynn Flaherty, Lucy Simon, and Marcia Norman? These are among the elite collection of women composers and lyricists who wrote Broadway musicals.
Written and hosted by Rabbi Ken Kanter and performed by the women and men of HUC-JIR’s Cincinnati campus, this concert on April 7 at 4:00 pm at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati will honor the women composers, lyricists, and iconic performers of Broadway.