Making its world premiere in a one-night-only event, new multi-media presentation Hirschfeld’s Broadway takes the stage at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania, September 28 at 7:30 PM.
The work highlights classic moments in the American theatre as drawn by late caricaturist Al Hirschfeld and stories of Hirschfeld's experiences on Broadway. Host David Leopold, Al Hirschfeld Foundation Creative Director, shares backstage stories of Hirschfeld’s interactions with theatre legends, nine decades of the late artist's drawings, and searches for the hidden “Ninas."
From a rehearsal of On the Town to Hairspray's opening night, audiences have a chance to enjoy Hirschfeld's artistic renderings of moments from Broadway productions of Hello, Dolly!, Fiddler on the Roof, Funny Girl, Cabaret, Annie, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Les Misérables, Fences, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, and Rent.
The Al Hirschfeld Foundation and Bucks County Playhouse also present a gallery of his artwork following the performance.
Hirschfeld began drawing his theatrical caricatures in 1926 and went on to capture treasured moments in the history of American theatre and the American theatre experience. He attended the 1939 opening of Bucks County Playhouse and documented the night.