Program Details

The Golden Age of Broadway, Part II

Harvey Granat
Drama / Music

Course Description

This series takes an in-depth look at the careers of Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and Yip Harburg through their songs, shows and inside stories about them. Rodgers had two extraordinary partnerships, each of which had a distinct voice. With Hart came Pal Joey, Babes in Arms and many more. With Hammerstein from Oklahoma! and Carousel  to The Sound Of Music. Sondheim challenged us to think about our lives in Company and Follies and Yip Harburg took us on trips of fancy from The Wizard Of Oz to Finian's Rainbow. Each program will feature live performances of many iconic songs along with rare videos of other performers. Together these composers changed our musical culture and left us with an unforgettable legacy.


  1. Rodgers and Hart: Rodger's first partnership, the early struggles and the great successes.
  2. Rodgers and Hammerstein: From Oklahoma! to The Sound Of Music, changing the musical landscape.
  3. Stephen Sondheim guided by Hammerstein to a brilliant career.
  4. Yip Harburg: From The Wizard Of Oz to Finian's Rainbow.

About the Instructor

  • Harvey Granat leads an exciting life as a performer and music historian. He performs at various supper clubs, resorts and other cultural venues including Lincoln Center, Norton Museum, Feinstein's at the Regency, Metropolitan Room, Birdland and Canyon Ranch, where he has performed more than 250 shows. He presents a very popular series on The American Songbook at The 92nd St Y in NYC, now in its 5th year. His shows are unique in that they focus on a composer or lyricist, combining performance of their songs with fascinating inside stories from their lives. For the past several years he has presented popular series on The American Songbook at FAU Ollie Osher in both Boca and Jupiter. Granat produced four-time Academy Award winner Sammy Cahn on Broadway in the very successful Words and Music. His friendship with Cahn led to his serving on the Board of The Songwriters Hall of Fame with Cahn.

    Musical Director: Gary Lawrence.

Upcoming programs presented by Harvey Granat.

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