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Todd Purdum

Author of Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution


Todd Purdum, author of Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution, was accompanied by scores on a gigantic Rudolf Friml Concert Grand as he lectured on the musical partnership that came to define postwar America on stage, screen, television, and radio.

The event was a revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century.

Watch the full program here.