The Greenwich Village Follies and the Birth of the Off Broadway Musical: A Lecture by Thomas Hischak

When the musical revue Greenwich Village Follies opened at the Greenwich Village Theatre in 1919, it not only celebrated the Village with a screwball sense of humor, it also introduced a new venue for the American musical theater: Off Broadway. Learn about the history of this remarkable series of musical shows and how it laid the groundwork for an alternative kind of theater forever after identified with the Village.

Thomas Hischak is the author of twenty-three books on theater, film, and popular music, including Off-Broadway Musicals Since 1919: From Greenwich Village Follies to The Toxic Avenger and The Oxford Companion to the American Musical. These titles will be available for sale and signing.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
6:30 pm

Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Avenue
(between East 11th & 12th Streets)