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2/16/2023 - Jewels in The Crown: The History Behind the Netflix Series on March 23, 2023

On Thursday, March 23th, 2023 from 2-3:30pm on Zoom and streamed to the Kingsley Room, join us for a virtual program exploring the history behind “The Crown.”

Since its premiere in 2016, “The Crown” has shown us the private lives of Queen Elizabeth II and her royal family, becoming the most popular, most critically acclaimed, and costliest TV historical drama series of all time. Join us as entertainment historian John Kenrick returns to pull back the curtain on the making of this much-loved (and sometimes controversial) series.

Entertainment historian John Kenrick has worked in the theatre at every level from amateur to Broadway, eventually serving as personal assistant to six Tony Award winning producers, including the team behind the original production of Rent. He has taught musical theatre history courses at New York University’s Steinhardt School, The New School University, and Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. John’s books include Musical Theatre: A History, and he is featured in The Cambridge Companion to Operetta.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this program is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Registration is required. Zoom invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. Please visit the link below for more information and to register. Registration Link:


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