SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Tim White, Associate Professor of History at New Jersey City University, will discuss his book Blue-Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theatre at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2:00 p.m. 

Blue-Collar Broadway presents a behind-the-scenes look at the craftspeople who brought Broadway sets, props, costumes and more to life and it studies the impact that the Broadway theatre industry had on the history of New York City. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and for Professor White to sign. Complementing this discussion will be performances of a few romantic Broadway songs with accompaniment.

Professor White last spoke at the library in September 2017, kicking off the World War I series with a lecture about the events that led to U.S. involvement in the conflict.

This event is free and open to all interested participants. For more information or to register, go to, email, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.