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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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Current Version:
2009
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Performing arts, Music
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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 ...

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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Music
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403 words

... 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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Performing arts, Theatre
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90 words

..., 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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Current Version:
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....

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