NYU/Steinhardt - Music Theatre History II

Course Assignments for Spring Semester 2017

Lecturer: John Kenrick

With the exception of our first session, students are expected to read or view the required materials before each class. On the assigned day, be prepared for active discussion, as well as oral and possible pop written quizzes on these materials.

Week 1 (1/27)
Rodgers & Hammerstein: Oklahoma & Beyond

Week 2 (2/3)
After R&H: Broadway's Golden Age

Week 3 (2/10)
Anatomy of a Hit: My Fair Lady

Week 4 (2/17)
Career in Profile: Ethel Merman

Week 5 (2/24)
Directors: Abbott, Robbins, Fosse
Your Mid-Term Essay Questions will be distributed in this class

Week 6 (3/3)
More Golden Age Musicals

Week 7 (3/10)
1960s: The Parade Passes By 
(Mid-Term Exam IN CLASS)


Week 8 (3/24)
1970s I: Sondheim & Prince - Worlds To Change

Week 9 (3/31) - Yes, we have class on Good Friday
1970s II: The Main Stem Becomes a Side Street

Week 10 (4/7)
1980s: Mega-musicals

Week 11 (4/14)
1990s: Who's the Leader of the Club?

Week 12 (4/21)
2000-Today: Jukebox Jive & Cartoon Candy

Week 13 (4/28)
Anatomy of a Hit: TO BE DETERMINED
The Final Exam will be previewed during this class

Week 14 (5/5)
The Future?