MUSE/IQUE: Really Big Show

MUSE/IQUE returns to The Huntington for “Really Big Show: How Ed Sullivan Changed America Every Sunday Night,” which celebrates the diversity of entertainers that have graced TV host Ed Sullivan’s stage for more than 20 years.

Beginning in the late 1940s, The Ed Sullivan Show was the ultimate primetime, must-watch variety show—it broke the mold and turned top-notch dancers, singers, bands, comedians, and a variety of entertainers into overnight sensations. However, the true magic of the Ed Sullivan Show was how its on-air talent reflected the true diversity of the American public. Sullivan welcomed guests regardless of their race, ethnicity, or nationality at a time when it was exceedingly unpopular and difficult to do so. The Ed Sullivan Show held up a mirror to America and reflected the possibility of a more hopeful and harmonious future. Join us for a “Really Big Shoo”—as Sullivan’s impersonators would lovingly pronounce it—that celebrates how Sullivan shook up the system and reached into living rooms across the country and into our hearts, minds, and imaginations.

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