Monday, June 23, 2014
Broadway’s Golden Age of musicals is expected to shine at the Westport Library at 7 tonight as Sonny Fox, host of “Wonderama,” will present an insider’s view to some of the era’s greatest talent, with excerpts from “the Songwriter,” the series he produced for CBS Cable.
The series includes profiles of Broadway composers and lyricists, such as: Alan Jay Lerner talking about a performance in Detroit of “Camelot,” when most of the audience wept the night of President Kennedy’s assassination; Yip Harburg singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow;” Burton Lane remembering a conversation with Ira Gershwin about how they both took pills to relax, and Fred Ebb reminiscing about an upbeat song he and John Kander were writing that was completely changed because of a phone call informing them of a friend’s suicide.
According to library officials, Fox will give insights into this special world of enormously creative talents, showing clips of artists speaking about their work, singing some of their songs with back up from vocalists and musicians.
Copies of his book, “But You Made the Front Page: Wonderama, War, and a Whole Bunch of Life,” will be available for purchase and signing. For further information, call 203 291-4840.
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