Faculty in the Field with Professor Ryan McKittrick


Thursday, Jan. 12, 7-9 p.m. 
Hosted by Ron '69 and Ninfa Lowe, P'05 at their home in Paradise Valley

The American Musical from the 19th Century to "Hamilton"

Professor McKittrick will discuss the evolution of the American musical from its roots in the 19th century through the 20th century ("Showboat," "Porgy and Bess," "South Pacific," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Cabaret") to current Broadway hits, including "Waitress" and "Hamilton." His talk will feature scenes from famous film adaptations, as well as clips from more recent productions.  

Ryan McKittrick is assistant professor of theater arts, and teaches courses in dramatic literature, American musical theater, dramaturgy and playwriting. He is also director of artistic programs and dramaturg at the American Repertory Theater, where he has served as lead dramaturg on more than 30 productions of plays, operas and musicals, over half of which were world premieres.

Admission is complimentary. Light refreshments will be served.

Spouses, significant others and friends are welcome!

RSVP by Monday, Jan. 9 through the registration button at the top of the page.
The hosts' address will be provided in the confirmation e-mail.

For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumnievents@brandeis.edu or 781-736-4041. 

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