Merkin Concert Hall’s Broadway Playhouse series introduces kids to the masterpieces of American Musical Theater through mini-musicals, medleys, sing-alongs and games in which children participate. Lyricist Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) worked with some of America’s greatest composers in Hollywood and on Broadway – including Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington and Henry Mancini. He wrote songs such as “Hooray for Hollywood” and “Moon River” as well as the Broadway shows St. Louis Woman and Li’l Abner. The show includes a mini-production of Li’l Abner, the musical based on the comic strip by Al Capp. For ages 4-11.
For information about free or low-cost weekday Broadway Playhouse performances for school groups, please email BPH@kaufman-center.org or call 212 501 3366. Read an article about this program.