John Kenrick creator John Kenrick will be giving a multimedia talk on Curtain Up! How Musicals Get to Broadway as part of the Hadassah Nassau Luncheon, to be held at Plainview Jewish Center, 95 Floral Drive, Plainview NY on Thursday Sept 7, 2017. Doors open at 10:30 AM, with the talk to follow. John will share rare performance videos and fasacinating behind the scenes stories about how musicals come to life. The talk and luncheon is $45 for non-members. Reservations are required. Call 516-766-2725.

Musical Theatre: A History by John KenrickThe 10th anniversary edition of John's book Musical Theatre: A History has just been released. Publishers Weekly calls this "the go-to text in this subject." Extensively revised and updated, with a new foreward by Oscar Hammerstein III, you can find this book at and other retailers. You can check out a full schedule of John's upcoming public talks, and 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.