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From Berlin to Broadway…to Las Cruces: The music of Kurt Weill

Leora Zeitlin

Kurt Weill’s enormous contributions to music and musical theater will come to life in two performances of “From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill,” the show that traces his life from Germany in the 1920s, where his legendary collaborations with Bertolt Brecht were first staged, through the many Broadway shows that he went on to write after fleeing Nazi Germany for the United States. John Carlo Pierce, the artistic director of the Dona Ana Lyric Opera, came to the KRWG studios to talk with Intermezzo host about the 1972 revue, the music of Weill, and this joint production of DALO and NMSU’s musical theatre program.