Brotherhood Breakfast Series: December 2017


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Date: Sunday, December 17, 9:30 AM

Speaker: J. Wynn Rousuck, Theater Critic at WYPR

Topic: “ ‘You Won’t Succeed on Broadway’…if you don’t have any Jews.” A look at the influence of Jewish theater artists – including Baltimoreans -- on the Broadway musical, from Oscar Hammerstein II to Baltimore’s own Platt family.

RSVP: By Thursday, December 7. All are welcome.

Cost: By Thursday, December 7 (breakfast included): Free for Brotherhood members, $10 pp for guests. After Thursday, December 7 (no breakfast): Free for Brotherhood members, $10 pp for guests.

INFO: Sid Bravmann, 410-952-6352

About J. Wynn Rousuck: J. Wynn Rousuck (pronounced: “RUSSick”) was the theater critic at The Baltimore Sun for 23 years, during which she reviewed more than 3,000 plays. Her feature coverage included an extensive series chronicling the development of the Broadway musical, “Hairspray,” from conception through the Tony Award. Since 2007, she has been the theater critic at WYPR, 88.1 FM, where her reviews can be heard every Thursday on “Midday.”

A native Clevelander, Ms. Rousuck started her career at The Cleveland Press and at Cleveland’s fine arts radio station, WCLV-FM. She is the recipient of numerous prizes including the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild’s awards for criticism, commentary and the Bill Pryor Memorial Grand Prize for Writing. Her Baltimore Sun series on “Hairspray” was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Ms. Rousuck graduated from Wellesley College summa cum laude, with honors. She has a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University. In 1979-1980, she was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the University of Michigan. And she spent the 2007-2008 academic year as a visiting student at Brown University, studying with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Paula Vogel.

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