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Classes

Broadway’s British Invasion

Wednesdays, March 1–April 5, 1:00–3:00 p.m. (6 sessions)

About the Program

Since the opening of the West End musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim in 1976, Cameron Mackintosh has become the most successful producer in musical theater history and the main player in Broadway’s British invasion. Through lectures and analysis of video clips, this class examines Mackintosh’s mega-hits, like Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, and Miss Saigon, along with some of his smash revivals, ranging from Oliver! to Oklahoma.

Study some of Britain’s finest composers and more recent British imports in this enlightening overview.


Instructor: Steve Barri is a composer, lyricist, music industry executive, and musical theater enthusiast. As vice president of Dunhill Records, he was involved in signing several notable acts, including Steely Dan, Jimmy Buffet, and Three Dog Night. While working at Warner Bros. and Motown Records, Barri was a producer for Lionel Richie and served as advisor for the soundtrack of The Big Chill.