July 22, 2020

Episode 11: The Harbach, Hammerstein, Sondheim, Miranda Connection, Part 1.

Episode 11: The Harbach, Hammerstein, Sondheim, Miranda Connection, Part 1.

In this episode and the next Albert Evans and I explore the knowledge, understanding, and skills that were handed down directly from Otto Harbach to Oscar Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim to Lin-Manwell Miranda. Listen to the story of how the Musical evolved from "Silver Age" to "Golden Age" and right up to HAMILTON today.


The art and a craft of creating Broadway Musicals has been passed down directly from one artist to the next, generation to generation, for more than 125 years. We can literally trace the first-hand connections between composers, lyricists, bookwriters, directors, producers and performers from the earliest days of the musical right up to those working on Broadway today.

In this episode and the next Albert Evans and I explore one of the most significant examples of this kind of "legacy chain" -- the knowledge, understanding, and skills that were handed down directly from Otto Harbach to Oscar Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim to Lin-Manwell Miranda. Listen to the story of how the Musical evolved from "Silver Age" to "Golden Age" and right up to HAMILTON today.

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