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Glen MacDonough

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(1870–1924). Stage lyricist and writer. The author of some two dozen Broadway musicals early in the twentieth century, the librettist–lyricist worked with the finest American and ...

MacDonough, Glen

MacDonough, Glen (1870–1924)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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2009
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..., Glen ( 1870–1924 ). Stage lyricist and writer . The author of some two dozen Broadway musicals early in the twentieth century, the librettist–lyricist worked with the finest American and European composers of his day. MacDonough was born in Brooklyn and began his career as an actor and then wrote farces before turning to musicals with The Gold Bug ( 1896 ) with composer Victor Herbert . The two would also collaborate on the classic fantasy Babes in Toyland ( 1903 ) as well as It Happened in Nordland ( 1904 ), Wonderland ( 1905 ), Algeria ...

MacDonough Glen

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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... Glen b. 12 November 1870, Stamford, Connecticut, USA, d. 30 March 1924, Stamford, Connecticut, USA. A noted songwriter and librettist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, MacDonough’s first works written for the stage were plays, which included Sister Mary (1899), Chris And The Wonderful Lamp (1900) and The Belle Of Bridgeport (1900). He then wrote lyrics for a production of Vienna Life (1901) and followed this with the book for the musical comedy The New Yorkers (1901). After another play, Among Those Present (1902), came...

Macdonough, Glen

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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..., Glen ( 1870–1924 ), lyricist and librettist . The Brooklyn‐born writer began his career as an actor and author of farces but became best known for his books and lyrics for such composers as John Philip Sousa , Raymond Hubbell , and Victor Herbert . With the last he wrote Babes in Toyland ( 1903 ) and It Happened in Nordland ( 1904 ). MacDonough was also the American adapter of Johann Strauss 's last work, Vienna Life ( 1901 ), and of Franz Lehar 's The Count of Luxembourg ( 1912 ). In all he was associated with more than two dozen...

Glen MacDonough

Glen MacDonough  

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(1870–1924).Stage lyricist and writer. The author of some two dozen Broadway musicals early in the twentieth century, the librettist–lyricist worked with the finest American and European composers of ...
Raymond Hitchcock

Raymond Hitchcock  

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B. 22 October 1865, Auburn, New York, USA, d. 24 November 1929, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. At first an actor, Hitchcock later turned also to production. Among Broadway ...
Anne Caldwell

Anne Caldwell  

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(1867–1936).Stage lyricist and writer. A performer-turned-writer in the developing American musical theatre, she was one of the earliest women pioneers in the field. Caldwell was born in Boston and ...
Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland  

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Victor Herbert returned to the Broadway musical stage for Babes In Toyland following a sabbatical as the director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra between 1901 and 1903. The show opened ...
Victor Herbert

Victor Herbert  

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(b Dublin, 1859; d NY, 1924).IrishTchaikovsky.‐born composer, conductor, and cellist (Amer. cit.). Prin. cellist Stuttgart court orch. 1883–6. Went to USA 1886, becoming prin. cellist NY Met orch., ...
Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz  

Character in children's books by L. Frank Baum.
Babes in Toyland

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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...in Toyland , a 1903 Broadway musical extravaganza by Glen MacDonough (lyrics/libretto) and Victor Herbert (music) about two children, set adrift by a wicked uncle, who are shipwrecked in a magical Toyland that is filled with * Mother Goose characters. The spectacular show featured such familiar figures as Little Bo-Peep, Jack and Jill, Contrary Mary, and the piper's son Tom Tom, as well as such musical favourites as ‘Toyland’ and ‘March of the Toys’. The tale has been revived on stage and filmed often. TSH Thomas S....

Babes in Toyland

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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...in Toyland ( 1903 ) , a musical extravaganza by Glen MacDonough (book, lyrics), Victor Herbert (music). [Majestic Theatre, 192 perf.] When the children Jane ( Mabel Barrison ) and Alan ( William Norris ) are shipwrecked through the machinations of their wicked Uncle Barnaby ( George W. Denham ), they find themselves in Toyland. Barnaby pursues them there, and, while courting Contrary Mary, contrives with the equally wicked Toymaker ( Dore Davidson ) to do away with them. But all his nefarious plots are foiled with the help of Mary, Jack and Jill, Bo...

operetta and fairy tales

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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...who settled in America. A cellist and conductor of symphony orchestras, Herbert gradually turned his attention to operetta in the 1890s, enjoying some success with a number of works. His first significant triumph came with * Babes in Toyland ( 1903 ; book and lyrics by Glen MacDonough ). Its music and story—generally a procession of fairy-tale and nursery-rhyme characters, made a spectacular impact on audiences of all ages. Intriguingly, Babes in Toyland was an attempt to capitalize on the success in that same year of The * Wizard of Oz (music by A....

operetta and fairy tales

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Tom Higgins

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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2015
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...who settled in America. A cellist and conductor of symphony orchestras, Herbert gradually turned his attention to operetta in the 1890s, enjoying some success with a number of works. His first significant triumph came with Babes in Toyland ( 1903 ; book and lyrics by Glen MacDonough ). Its music and story—generally a procession of fairy-tale and nursery-rhyme characters, made a spectacular impact on audiences of all ages. Intriguingly, Babes in Toyland was an attempt to capitalize on the success in that same year of The Wizard of Oz (music by A....

Babes In Toyland (stage musical)

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
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299 words

...Jack Donohue , with Ray Bolger , Tommy Sands , Annette Funicello ; and the 1986 version with Drew Barrymore, which dumped most of the songs in favour of a new Leslie Bricusse score. FURTHER READING Babes In Toyland , Victor Herbert & Glen MacDonough M. Whitmark (USA).1903. See also Victor Herbert , Glen Macdonough , Jack Donohue , Ray Bolger , Tommy Sands , Annette Funicello , Leslie Bricusse...

Caldwell Anne

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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237 words

...And Smile’), Jerome Kern (‘Once In A Blue Moon’, ‘Whose Baby Are You?’, ‘Left All Alone Again Blues’), Glen MacDonough (‘Raggedy Ann’, ‘Moon Of Love’), and Vincent Youmans (‘Like She Loves Me’, ‘Nicodemus’, ‘Blue Danube Blues’, ‘I Know That You Know’). Caldwell was a founder member of the American Society of Composer, Authors and Publishers ( ASCAP ). See also The Cabaret Girl , Otto Harbach , Raymond Hubbell , Jerome Kern , Glen Macdonough , Vincent Youmans , ASCAP...

Wizard Of Oz, The (stage musical)

Wizard Of Oz, The (stage musical)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Music
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288 words

...as Theodore Morse, Vincent Bryan, Edward Hutchinson, James O’Dea, and Glen MacDonough . They included ‘Hurrah For Baffin’s Bay’, ‘Sammy’, ‘In Michigan’, ‘Niccolo’s Piccolo’, ‘Alas For A Man Without Brains’, and ‘When You Love Love Love’. The Wizard Of Oz ran for 293 performances, which meant that, in a Broadway season when 26 other musicals made their debut, it was a big hit. See also Judy Garland , David Montgomery , Fred Stone , Harold Arlen , E.Y. ‘Yip’ Harburg , Glen Macdonough...

Hitchcock Raymond

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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...co-produced, with E. Ray Goetz , Hitchy-Koo , a popular revue with music by Goetz, who also collaborated on book and lyrics with Harry Grattan and Glen MacDonough . Another co-production with Goetz was Words And Music (1917), which was directed by Leon Errol . In 1918 was Follow The Girl and a new edition of Hitchy-Koo , which this time had music by Raymond Hubbell and book by Hubbell and MacDonough. The 1919 edition of Hitchy-Koo , in which Hitchcock appeared and which he produced, had music and lyrics by Cole Porter , although the show’s songs...

Herbert Victor

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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Music
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...Song’, ‘Indian Summer’, ‘Romany Life’, ‘Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life’, ‘Sweethearts’, ‘Moonbeams’, ‘Yesterthoughts’, ‘Thine Alone’, and ‘Rose Of The World’. His main lyricist collaborators included Rida Johnson Young , Henry Blossom Jnr. , Buddy De Sylva , Harry B. Smith , Glen MacDonough , Gene Buck , and Robert Smith. Herbert also wrote musical scores for silent films (usually performed only in those motion picture theatres in main urban centres equipped to house a full orchestra) and grand operas. In February 1924 Herbert’s ‘A Suite For Serenades’ was...

Megadeth

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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...Chris Poland and session musicians Jimmy Sloas (bass) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), with the results being heard on 2004’s mixed The System Has Failed . Further personnel changes saw the recruitment of Glen Drover (b. 25 May 1969, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; guitar), Shawn Drover (b. 5 May 1966, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; drums) and James MacDonough (b. 3 April 1970, Jacksonville, Florida, USA; bass), although the latter was replaced by James Lomenzo (b. 13 January 1959, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA) in 2006. The new line-up made its debut on the...

Herbert, Victor

Herbert, Victor (1859–1924)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
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391 words

...to conducting throughout his long life. He eventually turned his composing skills to operetta and made his Broadway debut with Prince Ananias ( 1894 ), followed by over forty other musicals written with such lyricist–librettists as Harry B. Smith , Henry Blossom , Glen MacDonough , and Rida Johnson Young . Among the most famous of his operettas are The Wizard of the Nile ( 1895 ), The Serenade ( 1897 ), The Idol's Eye ( 1897 ), The Fortune Teller ( 1898 ), Cyrano de Bergerac ( 1899 ), The Viceroy ( 1900 ), Babes in Toyland ( 1903 ), It...

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