Carnegie Mellon University
February 27, 2014

Divas, Darlings, and Dames

Women in Broadway Musicals of the 1960's


Stacy Wolf, Princeton University

The image of the Single Girl—sassy, sexual, and employed—was a staple of 1960s popular culture. Broadway musicals, including Oliver!, Man of La Mancha, Mame, Hello, Dolly!, Cabaret, and Sweet Charity, presented singing and dancing versions of this figure. How did the performance of femininity on Broadway converse with U.S. culture in the mid-1960s?

Thursday, February 27; 4:30 PM
Porter Hall 100