January 24, 4-5 pm
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
Join TAA for a discussion led by Rabbi Debbie Zecher, a retired Rabbi, cabaret singer and actor from the Berkshires who moved to New York City to pursue the dream of a “second act” cabaret singer.
Watch documentary on your own. Then join us on Zoom for a stimulating, facilitated discussion led by an expert on each film!
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy is the first documentary film to explore the phenomenon that, over the fifty-year period of its development, the songs of the Broadway musical were created almost exclusively by Jewish Americans. These are the popular songs that our nation took to war, sang to their children at bedtime, and whistled while waiting for the bus – taken in total they comprise the vast majority of what is now commonly referred to as “The American Songbook. Director: Michael Kantor
Documentary Music USA (2012) 83 min. | English