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The 'Reframing the Golden Age' conference (Univ. of Sheffield/American Songbook Foundation) will take place online from May 12-15, 2021.

The event is open to all, free of charge, with registration now available at

Songbook Foundation founder Michael Feinstein will open the conference and Tony-nominated actress Melissa Errico will lead an industry panel on gender and the Golden Age, while keynotes from Kara Gardner and Geoffrey Block will address the role of dance on Broadway and the stage musical's relationship with Hollywood.

Also involved are Doug Reside (New York Public Library) and Mark Eden Horowitz (Library of Congress), with ten academic panels hosted by Tim Carter, Susan Weiss, Stacy Wolf, Jeffrey Magee, Elizabeth Wells and Walter Frisch amongst others. New scholarship by Shana Redmond, Ellen Peck, Megan Woller and Julianne Lindberg will also be celebrated in a special book launch panel.

The conference will be held in honour of the distinguished career of Kim H. Kowalke, Professor Emeritus at Rochester, N.Y. and President of the Kurt Weill Foundation.

For more information, please visit (schedule) or email convenor Dominic McHugh (d.mchugh -at- for more information.

This will be the fourth Stagestruck! conference, following on from similar events in 2014, 2016 and 2018. 

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