If you think Broadway is only accessible in New York City or on tour think again. Several classic and contemporary shows are often revived and filmed for audiences to see (either as live TV specials or as limited film releases). Here you can meet a young boy who never wanted to grow up (Peter Pan) or see how to stand up for injustice one move at a time (Hairspray). Featuring several big names of stage and screen (John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris) these stories are preserved for a lifetime with the power of DVD, introducing a brand new world of audiences to the Broadway scene. If you are curious for the sounds of Broadway, Johnson County Library has you covered with a plethora of musical cd soundtracks that cover nearly every show under the sun.
Broadway is buzzing at the moment with Tony mania, where the best and brightest of the new plays and musicals come together to celebrate their achievement. Johnson County Library has plenty of resources dedicated to this year's Tony contenders. Adaptations of established works are all the rage with new productions of To Kill a Mockingbird and King Kong. Jukebox musicals (shows that feature the collection of a particular artist or group) continue to thrive with Ain't Too Proud to Beg and The Cher Show. The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be airing on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 and are being hosted by James Corden.
Johnson County Library makes it easy for you to bring a piece of Broadway home with you, whether you're craving an older classic or a cutting edge original show.