The first concert at New York's Town Hall will spotlight the musicals of 1929 on March 7, 2005. Audiences can expect to hear tunes from such shows as Fifty Million Frenchman, Bitter Sweet, Sweet Adeline, The Little Show, Hot Chocolates and Show Girl.
On April 4, the musicals of 1945 — including Carousel, The Day Before Spring, Up in Central Park, Billion Dollar Baby, Polonaise and The FireBrand of Florence — will be spotlighted. May 2 audiences will enjoy tunes from musicals that opened in 1955. That season saw the arrivals of Damn Yankees, Silk Stockings, Pipe Dream, Ankles Aweigh and Plain and Fancy.
The 2005 season will end June 13 with "The Broadway Musicals of 1962." Opening in 1962 were such shows as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Stop the World I Want to Get Off, Little Me, No Strings, All American and I Can Get it For You Wholesale.
Created, written and hosted by cabaret critic Scott Siegel, all concerts will be held at Town Hall at 8 PM. Those participating in the evenings will be announced at a later date.
Subscriptions for the series are priced at $140 and $160. Town Hall is located in New York City at 123 W. 43rd Street; call (212) 997-6661 for more information.