Examine the lives of some of Broadway’s most celebrated leading ladies. Delve into the triumphs, tragedies, regrets, and joys of their personal lives. We will discuss Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, Gwen Verdon, and Bernadette Peters, as well as more recent leading ladies of Broadway, such as Patti Lupone, Kristin Chenoweth, and Audra McDonald.
Bonnie Weiss has lectured on the legends of Broadway and Hollywood for over 30 years. She has done extensive research on the subjects of the course, and she has met and talked with three of them, conversed at length with two of their widowers, and interviewed one of them for a feature story in TheaterWeek.