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Broadway By The Decade
Broadway By The Decade

Broadway By The Decade
Porchlight Music Theatre at Online Stream
Thru - Oct 25, 2020

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Porchlight Music Theatre at Online Stream

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Windy City Times- Recommended

"...This streaming revue is narrated by Porchlight artistic director Michael Weber, who also directed it. Weber offers a general introduction about the origins of American musical theater ( which didn't exist 150 years ago ) leading to 10 songs, one for each Broadway musical decade from the 1920s to the present. This eliminates George M. Cohan, Victor Herbert and early shows by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin among others ( although the Gershwins and Berlin are represented by later works ). Why not a one-hour show ( vs. 45 minutes ) so early 20th-century songs could be included?"
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Jonathan Abarbanel



BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended

"...This streaming offering is an enjoyable virtual take on the Porchlight Revisits series, in which the company mounts limited engagements of rarely produced musicals-complete with a pre-show briefing from Artistic Director Michael Weber. Weber now takes on the role as musical theater historian and revue emcee as he traces the history of the American musical from the late 1800s to the present-all in the span of 45 minutes. BROADWAY BY THE DECADE provides viewers with an insightful overview of American musical theater, without bogging down the program with details."
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Rachel Weinberg



Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

"...Director Michael Weber hosts a 45-minute retrospective of Broadway musicals in Porchlight Music Theatre's new online video "Broadway by the Decade." This show is a tribute to an art form that was originally called American musical comedy and later known as Broadway."
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Julia W. Rath