A pioneering Broadway figure, Leonard Bernstein kept his gay life largely secret from the public and the press. Now, a new collection of letters from Bernstein’s personal archives provides a treasure trove of information on this complicated and enigmatic man. Two leading Bernstein scholars will present their research on the celebrated American composer (and consummate New Yorker); acclaimed actress and singer Lea DeLaria will perform a couple of Bernstein’s signature songs.
Lea DeLaria, award-winning singer, actress and comedian, “Big Boo” in Orange is the New Black, a Netflix Original series
Mark E. Horowitz, curator of the Leonard Bernstein Collection and Senior Music Specialist, The Library of Congress
Carol J. Oja, William Powell Mason Professor of Music and American Studies, Harvard University, and author, Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War (2014)
Donald Albrecht (moderator), co-curator, Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture
Reception and exhibition viewing to follow.
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