John Kenrick creator John Kenrick will offer a talk on Joan Rivers: "Can We Talk?" at Merrick Library (2279 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY) on Monday, Feb. 5th at 1:00 PM. This multimedia presentation includes photos, performance videos, and fascinating behind the scenes stories about this groundbreaking comedienne. Admission is free. For information or directions, call the library at 516-377-6112.

Musical Theatre: A HistoryCheck out the schedule of John's upcoming public talks thru 2018. You can see a selection of video clips of John in action on Musicals101's Youtube page. If you are interested in booking John for your group, you may want to look over his extensive list of talk topics.

The 10th anniversary edition of John Kenrick's book Musical Theatre: A History is now available. Publishers Weekly calls this "the go-to text in this subject." Extensively revised, it has a new foreward by Oscar Hammerstein III. You can find this book at and other retailers.