An Illustrated History of the American Musical

December 17, 2014 With Sheldon Patinkin

Sheldon Patinkin, a great figure in Chicago theater, knew everything worth knowing about the modern Musicals. As he was putting together his great book on the subject, he joined us to talk about Gershwin, George M. Cohan. Rogers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, et al. And he bought along his records and tapes !! Here is our discussion with loads of great American music. The program, as broadcast seven years ago, is also offered as a commemoration of this great veteran of the Chicago stage (and chairman of the Theater program at Columbia College) who passed away earlier this year.