In Praise Of Broadway’s Orchestrators

chorusline300NPR had a great story this morning on Broadway orchestrations and how significant the work of the largely unknown people responsible for this work is.

Orchestrators are the ones that unify a musical and create the overtures. They write music to the onstage talents strengths and weaknesses, and along the way, have revolutionized what we’ve come to expect when we go to a show.

Since a lot of Broadway shows come to Washington sooner or later, this was particularly interesting to me.

I recommend reading or listening to the full story if you are a fan of musical theater. The story can be found here>>

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