Bambi Linn, Broadway Legend in conversation

Saturday, November 4, 2017

2:00pm

Bambi Linn is one of the most distinguished performers in the history of American musical theater, having performed in the original opening night companies of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s landmark shows Oklahoma! (1943) and Carousel (1945), in which she originated the role of Louise.  A favorite dancer of Agnes DeMille, Linn would go on to perform in Eva Le Gallienne’s  Alice in WonderlandSallyGreat to Be Alive!I Can Get It For You Wholesale, as well as the film of Oklahoma!, in which she danced the famous Dream Ballet.  Her conversation will touch on her work with a range of Broadway legends, including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Barbra Streisand, Agnes de Mille, John Raitt, Arthur Laurents, and Barbara Cook.  As the last surviving cast member of the opening night company of Oklahoma!, Ms. Linn provides a truly unique connection to an extraordinary time in American culture.  Following the talk, Ms. Linn’s husband, Joseph DeJesus, a famous ballroom dancer who trained with Marian Chace and who has taught for decades, will lead an introductory ballroom dance workshop.  No experience is necessary for the workshop, and all are invited to learn with these legendary figures in the history of dance.  We invite everyone to join us for these two incredible, once-in-a-lifetime events.  

For more information, please contact Bradley Rogers at jbr28@duke.edu.

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