The Songbook Blog

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A Change is Gonna Come: 1960s Broadway Musicals
For over a century composers, writers, singers and dancers have flocked to New York City for the opportunity to work in the forty theaters located between 42nd and 57th Streets. Here these artists meld melodies, lyrics, dance, and stories to create experiences that make us laugh and cry. Our exhibit looked at the 1960s as a crucial time for American musicals, and a turning point for musical theater worldwide.
Songbook Academy Awareness Day 2021
Songbook Academy Awareness Day 2021
A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (1910-1965)
Using images from Broadway musicals, classic films, and personal collections, A Fine Romance tells the story of Jewish artists who created songs of wit, sophistication and optimism through America's ups and downs during the 20th century.
Collections Highlight: Steve Madrick
The Songbook Foundation's Collections Highlight series, featuring bite-sized online exhibits spotlighting a collection that may be smaller in physical size, but just as significant in scope. Welcome to saxophonist Steve Madrick's collection.
Donor Spotlight: Maryanne Siek
Meet Maryanne Siek, a uniquely talented donor who volunteers her time as well as financial resources. Maryanne grew up with the music of the Songbook and is passionate about its preservation.