Racial Identity and the Broadway Musical: A Virtual Conversation with Warren Hoffman
This program is presented by the Marple, Radnor, Ridley Township, Swarthmore, and Upper Darby Libraries. 2020 was a year of visible anti-racist action, as protests took place across the United States in response to senseless killings of Black Americans. The country is taking a hard look at systemic racism in all facets of society, from immigration policy to employment practices, including the justice system. But what about the Broadway musical? Does this seemingly “innocent” and “frivolous” all-American art form also have things to say about race and white supremacy? Join Warren Hoffman, author of The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical in a conversation as we discuss the ways in which these shows from West Side Story to Hamilton shape and have been shaped by the racial ideologies that make our nation what it is today.
This program will be presented via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent upon registration. If you do not receive an email, please check your junk/spam folder.
- Thursday, January 14, 2021
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Marple Public Library