Journals Higher Education

Bernstein Meets Broadway

Collaborative Art in a Time of War

Carol Oja

Broadway Legacies

  • Important book on history of the racial desegregation of performance in New York City
  • Describes how Bernstein and others subverted wartime vilification of Japanese Americans
  • Chronicles On the Town and Fancy Free from a multi-racial perspective
  • Offers history of the legendary nightclub act The Revuers
  • Based on exclusive interviews with surviving cast members, including Sono Osato, Everett Lee, and Billie Allen
  • Draws upon intensive research in the archives of Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green