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Noel Coward with a Social Conscience: A Re-discovery of the great Jewish-American Composer Harold Rome


Broadway historian George Dansker is a long-time New Orleans resident who specializes in the Golden Age of Musical Theater. He has appeared twice at BroadwayCon in New York and has presented an annual program at Touro Synagogue for the past 12 years. George also is a Volunteer Archivist for the Mary Martin Collection of the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford, TX. George is a critic for Opera News magazine and has contributed numerous CD/DVD booklet essays for Video Artists International and Stage Door Records. George is a graduate of Tulane University and Louisiana State University and is a retired Research Librarian.


Please join me as we rediscover the great Broadway composer Harold Rome (1908-1993) -- whose fantastic songs have delighted audiences since the late 1930s. Harold Rome's most famous shows include: "Fanny," "Wish You Were Here," and "Pins and Needles." In addition to his talents as a composer, Rome, a Yale graduate, was also a fine painter and had trained as an architect. Throughout his life, he was also a dedicated social activist - lending his name to many important causes. You will hear incredibly beautiful music and learn about one of the great composers of Broadway's Golden Age.