From "Hamilton" to "Frozen" to "Grease," breaking into song in the middle of a dramatic scene is something so common now that we may not realize how revolutionary it was in the last century.
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Flying Carpet Theatre Artistic Director Adam Koplan joined "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes to discuss this particular musical tool, with examples from "Oklahoma!" and "Showboat."
This is the second conversation in a "City Lights" summer series on the Great American Songbook.