May 18, 2024

Richards Featured on With Good Reason

Gary Richards, associate professor of English, Linguistics and Communication, can be heard on With Good Reason from Oct. 4 to 10 as part of an encore presentation of the “Gospel Roots of Rock and Roll.”

Here’s the description from With Good Reason: “The Broadway musical has often taken up southern themes, from Show Boat and Porgy and Bess in the first half of the twentieth century to Memphis, which hit the Broadway stage in 2009. For all their popularity, Gary Richards (University of Mary Washington) argues that these musicals nevertheless tend to have a negative view of the South and don’t reflect its diversity today.”