Katie Welsh: The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine
July 21, 2017
Katie Welsh returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below in her brand new show, The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine. In this evening of song, Katie travels through the decades, from the 1940s to the 2010s, on a quest to understand how Broadway’s leading ladies have changed over time. For example, what makes a Rodgers & Hammerstein heroine different from a Sondheim heroine? How do our favorite female characters navigate the world of relationships in similar and different ways? Katie considers these questions as she sings songs from a range of beloved musicals, including Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Bells Are Ringing, Sweet Charity, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, The Light in the Piazza, and many more.