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George M. Cohan, The Man Who Owned Broadway

Maltz Performing Arts Center 1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland, OH, United States

What was America feeling at the dawn of the 20th century? Protean songwriter-performer-director-producer George M. Cohan had his finger on the pulse of this so-called American Century. Immortalized on film by James Cagney, the legendary Cohan emblazoned his signature with hundreds of songs including “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “Over There” and “Yankee Doodle Boy.” His story cracks open a crucial time capsule.