Chris Jones discusses Rise Up! Broadway and American Society from Angels in America to Hamilton

Framed by the genre-defying international phenomenon Hamilton, the new book Rise Up!, by long-time Chicago Tribune chief theater critic Chris Jones is the story of how major risk-taking on the part of writers, producers, and audiences re-inserted theatre into the national conversation and proved that Broadway is, and has always been, an emblem of hope in turbulent times. Join us this evening as Jones discusses the book, which begins in the 1990s with Angels in America and then chronologically unpacks Broadway's biggest shows within the context of the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, the emotional turmoil of the post 9/11 recovery, the artistic response to the global recession, the optimism felt by artists during the Obama administration, and the dramatic arrival of the newest administration.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
Rise Up!: Broadway and American Society from 'angels in America' to 'hamilton' Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781350071933
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Methuen Drama - November 1st, 2018