Japanese Internment, Civil Rights, and On the Town~article from Theatermania.com

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Published on: Nov 06, 2014

The cast of the Broadway revival of On the Town, directed by John Rando, at the Lyric Theatre. Comden, and Adolph Green were all newcomers to Broadway when their debut musical, On the Town, opened in 1944. Previously just a performer, Jerome Robbins made his Broadway debut as a choreographer with this wartime musical comedy. These four kids would go on to reshape the performing arts in America, with Bernstein and Robbins deftly bridging the divide between "high" and "low" art (Bernstein became the principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic while Robbins frequently choreographed for the ballet). Read more... http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/japanese-internment-civil-rights-and-on-the-town_70525.html?cid=rssfeed