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Abbott, George

Abbott, George (1887–1995)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
425 words
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(1887–1995).

Stage and film director, writer, and producer. One of Broadway's most successful and durable directors, his

Adler, Richard

Adler, Richard   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
318 words
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1

Stage songwriting team. A short-lived but potent collaboration, they were unusual in that both wrote music and lyrics. Adler (

Adriana Lecouvreur

Adriana Lecouvreur   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
1,485 words
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Opera in four acts by Francesco Cilea to a libretto by Arturo Colautti after Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé's play

Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Misbehavin'   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
198 words
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(Longacre Theatre 1978). Arguably the finest musical revue seen on Broadway since the last holdouts of the genre in

Albert Herring

Albert Herring   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
1,227 words
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1

Comic opera in three acts, op.39, by Benjamin Britten to a libretto by Eric Crozier, after Guy de Maupassant's

Alceste (ii)

Alceste (ii)   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
5,755 words
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1

Italian version: Tragedia in three acts by Christoph Willibald Gluck to a libretto by Ranieri de' Calzabigi after Euripides; Vienna,

Alexander's Ragtime Band

Alexander's Ragtime Band   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
308 words
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1

(Fox 1938). The first of a handful of nostalgic films utilizing the vast Irving Berlin song catalog, this musical

Allin, Norman

Allin, Norman (19 Nov 1884)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
255 words
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(b Ashton-under-Lyne, 19 Nov 1884; d Hereford, 27 Oct 1973).

English bass. He studied

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Amahl and the Night Visitors   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
852 words
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Opera for television in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti to his own libretto; NBC, New York, 24 December 1951

American in Paris, An

American in Paris, An   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
672 words
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(MGM 1951). Perhaps the most arty of all MGM musicals, and not just because it is about artists, the

Andrews, Julie

Andrews, Julie (1935– )   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
475 words
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(1935– ).

Stage, film, and television performer. One of America's favorite leading ladies, she appeared in landmark musicals

Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
991 words
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1

(Imperial Theatre 1946). The most durable and most revived of Irving Berlin's musicals, this biographical show about sharpshooter

Anything Goes

Anything Goes   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
1,233 words
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1

(Alvin Theatre 1934). The most popular and oft-revived Broadway musical of the 1930s, the show captures all the wit,

Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
2,557 words
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Oper by Richard Strauss to a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, existing in two versions: ‘Ariadne I’, in one

Ariane et Barbe‐bleue

Ariane et Barbe‐bleue   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
1,114 words
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Tale in three acts by Paul Dukas to a libretto by Maurice Maeterlinck after Charles Perrault; Paris, Opéra‐Comique (Salle

Armide (i)

Armide (i)   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
1,371 words
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Tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts by Jean‐Baptiste Lully to a libretto by Philippe Quinault after Torquato

Armide (ii)

Armide (ii)   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
1,899 words
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Drame héroïque in five acts by Christoph Willibald Gluck to a libretto by Philippe Quinault after Torquato Tasso's epic poem

Astaire, Fred

Astaire, Fred (1899–1987)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
640 words
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1

(1899–1987).

Stage, film, and television performer. Arguably the most graceful, original, and sophisticated song-and-dance man in Hollywood

Atys

Atys   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
1,237 words
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1

Tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts by Jean‐Baptiste Lully to a libretto by Philippe Quinault after Ovid's

Babes in Arms

Babes in Arms   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
1,002 words
Illustration(s):
1

(Shubert Theatre 1937). The quintessential “let's put on a show” musical that has often been imitated and parodied, this

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