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2020 Molly Blank Concert Series: On The Sunny Side of the Street


EVENT POSTPONED

Your health and well-being are our first priority, so we know that you won't be surprised that we are postponing the last two programs of the Molly Blank Concert series until the fall.
We will reschedule both performances as we continue to evaluate the best path forward. We hope that most of you will keep your tickets until the concerts can be rescheduled.


If you purchased a ticket you should receive an email soon letting you tell us what you want to do with your ticket. If you did not receive this email please email Cameron@thebreman.org to let us know what you would like to do with your ticket.


Ticket Pricing

Member Pricing: $50 Dollars 

General Pricing: $60 Dollars

*Ticketing Fees Apply to All Ticket Transactions

 

The Concert

4 PM Reception | 5 PM Performance

February 16

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Celebrate Mom with the music of Dorothy Fields, a lyricist, and author who wrote innumerable classic Broadway hits, and learn how this trailblazing songwriter's Jewish heritage impacted her artistry. Enjoy tunes like, "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Big Spender", and "If My Friends Could See Me Now". This performance is produced by Atlanta Audible


The Breman will celebrate Mother’s Day with “On the Sunny Side of the Street: The Songs of Dorothy Fields.” A lyricist and author, Fields became one of the few women who worked in the 1920s and 1930s songwriting field to create multiple standards in musical theater. As a lyricist, Fields wrote with Jerome Kern. As a librettist, she wrote the book for Annie Get Your Gun and collaborated with Irving Berlin. Across her career, she worked closely with many more Broadway greats, including Fred Astaire, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ethel Merman, Cole Porter, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Richard Rodgers and Gwen Verdon.

“Unlike many peers, Fields managed to stay relevant late into her career, through the 1960s, writing Sweet Charity along with Neil Simon and Cy Coleman, and Bob Fosse directing the show,” said Adam Koplan, a New York City and Atlanta-based writer/director and the founding artistic director of The Flying Carpet Theatre Company. “When the Songwriters' Hall of Fame began its induction ceremonies in 1971, it included some of the most well-known names in American music: Duke Ellington, Ira Gershwin, and Alan Jay Lerner. The only woman in the group was Dorothy Fields.”

Koplan, who has directed numerous productions in Atlanta, including several at the Breman, over the years, is writing, directing and co-producing the show with Atlanta Audible. If not for Fields, he said, we wouldn’t have some of the best-known songs in American theater.

The concert will blend songs as well as amusing and poignant anecdotes, painting a picture of Fields’ genius and trailblazing accomplishments. The cast and band, featuring seven accomplished local musicians and musical theater veterans, will play classic tunes from her song list, such as “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “You Can’t Get a Man With A Gun,” “Big Spender” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.”

 

This event series is made possible by


Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.


 

Exhibitions

  • Atlanta Jewish History Talks : (Winter 2021)

    Discover something new in something old with The Breman Museums Atlanta Jewish History Talks. Enjoy a series of six talks with Atlanta's foremost historians on major events that affected the tapestry of Jewish Atlanta. Talks include the Rise of Rich's Department Store, Jewish political activism, and Atlanta's most infamous instances of Antisemetism - the Leo Frank Case and the Emory Dental School Scandal. Tickets are available on a per class basis or as a series. Check for pricing and more information on each class below.

  • A Jazz Memoir : Photography by Herb Snitzer

    In support of the Breman Museum’s mission to “Connect people to Jewish history, culture, and arts,” the newest exhibition, A Jazz Memoir: Photography by Herb Snitzer features photography documenting America’s jazz scene, focusing on the 1957–1964, of his over fifty-year career. For most of that time, Herb was the photography editor for Metronome, the primary magazine devoted to jazz. Images of Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Count Basie and many others are showcased in the exhibit. Additional works reveal his desire to use photography to effect social change and his belief that “Injustice for one is injustice for all.” A Jazz Memoir also speaks to the links that connect Jews, jazz and the African American community.

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Other Events

  • January 28th, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Case of Leo Frank

    Join Steve Oney, the foremost historian on the Leo Frank case, as he discusses one of the most infamous cases of Antisemetism in America and a pivotal moment in Atlanta’s Jewish history. The class will be moderated by founding archivist of The Breman, Sandra Berman, who devoted her career to collecting original historic items from the case and curated an in-depth exhibition that traveled around the country.

  • January 31st, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Bearing Witness: Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust

    Manuela and her family survived the Holocaust hiding in Vichy France. Her story honors the “conspiracy of goodness” that saved them -- from Parisian neighbors and friends, to members of the Resistance, to the grace of villagers who never revealed their whereabouts despite great danger to themselves.

  • February 4th, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Activism of Jewish Women

    Join esteemed historians Mark Bauman, Leonard Rogoff, and Diane Vecchio as they discuss the legacy of Jewish women’s activism in Atlanta and the region. Hear these three experts examine suffragettes and the evolving role of women in Jewish social services.

  • February 4th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Jews and Jazz III

    Edutainment at its best. Dr. Gordon Vernick plays trumpet accompanied by vocalist Rita Graham and pianist Kevin Bales as Dr. Vernick tells stories about the significant roles Jews played in the Jazz world. Learn about the contributions of Jewish composers, producers, performers, writers and entrepreneurs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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