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New Faces Sing Broadway 1961
New Faces Sing Broadway 1961

New Faces Sing Broadway 1961
Porchlight Music Theatre at Online Stream
Thru - May 16, 2021

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Porchlight Music Theatre at Online Stream

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Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

"...This is a rather heady retrospective of the year 1961 in song that successfully brings back the flavor of the era. The show takes us to a very different America: a time period after the Korean War and before Vietnam, where the nation faced the realities of the Cold War and the threat of nuclear attack. Concerns over love and life in the office made "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" the top hit of 1961-62, with 1,417 performances, and belies an era of relative affluence in U.S. history (at least for the white middle class) by personalizing the rather impersonal corporate culture that sprang up during the 1950s. When John F. Kennedy became President in 1961, his Administration was thought to usher in a time of hope and promise, where bold initiatives to reform society in the area of civil rights and equal housing and education seemed achievable. However, after his assassination in 1963, the brief period of his Presidency was later nicknamed Camelot, after the 1961 Tony Award-winning musical."
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Julia W. Rath