The Very Best of Broadway - 1950 to Present

OSH 589 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description:

Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. The great majority of Broadway shows are musicals. Broadway musicals became enormously influential forms of American popular culture and helped make New York City the cultural capital of the nation. In this series, we will develop an appreciation for the various celebrated musicals from the 1950s to the present. 

Week 1 1950s Guys and Dolls, (1950), The King and I (1951), Damn Yankees (1955), and more.

Week 2 1960s Camelot (1960).  The Fantastiks (1960), Fiddler on the Roof (1964); Hello Dolly (1964), and more.

Week 3 1970s Jesus Christ Superstar (1971), Chicago (1975), A Chorus Line (1975), and more.

Week 4 1980s 42nd Street (1980), Dreamgirls (1981), Cats (1982), and more.

Week 5 1990s Miss Saigon (1991), Sunset Boulevard (1991).

Week 6 2000/2010s The Producers (2001) Avenue Q (2003), and more.


Instructor:  Mr. Brian Murphy


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all OLLI at UM fall courses will be taught remotely, via Zoom.

OLLI 2020-2021 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
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Starts: 8/1/2020 Ends: 7/31/2021