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A. Edward Sutherland

A. Edward Sutherland  

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(1895–1974).Film director. A performer-turned-director, he specialized in comedies and musicals at Paramount. Sutherland was born in London to American parents in show business and was in vaudeville ...
Allan Jones

Allan Jones  

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(1907–1992).Stage, film, and television performer. A personable tenor, he made an impressive leading man in several film musicals between 1935 and 1945. Jones was born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania ...
Boys From Syracuse, The

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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(Alvin Theatre 1938). With its tight, solid libretto based on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors and its scintillating score

Boys from Syracuse, The

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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a musical comedy by George Abbott (book), Richard Rodgers (music), Lorenz Hart (lyrics). [Alvin Theatre, 235 perf.] The twins Antipholus

Broadway Angel Records

Broadway Angel Records  

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From the 50s onwards, Capitol Records recorded the Original Cast albums for a number of Broadway shows. Some of them, such as Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me, Kate, The ...
Burl Ives

Burl Ives  

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B. Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives, 14 June 1909, Hunt Township, Jasper County, Illinois, USA, d. 14 April 1995, Anacortes, Washington, USA. One of the world’s most celebrated singers of folk ...
Chip Zien

Chip Zien  

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(1947– ).Stage, television, and film performer. The short, wiry, hyperactive character actor has appeared in Broadway farces and musicals on and Off Broadway, usually in colorful supporting roles. ...
Cinderella

Cinderella  

1 Various operas have been written based on Perrault's fairy‐tale. See Cenerentola, La (Rossini) and Cendrillon (Massenet).2 (Zolushka). Ballet, with songs, by Prokofiev, comp. 1940–4, f.p. Moscow ...
Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors  

A comedy by Shakespeare, first printed in the First Folio of 1623, acted 1594.Syracuse and Ephesus being at enmity, any Syracusan found in Ephesus is put to death unless he can pay a ransom of 1,000 ...
Dave Gould

Dave Gould  

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(1899–1969).Stage and film choreographer and director. A Broadway choreographer who found greater success in Hollywood, he gave audiences some of the most spectacular musical sequences of the 1930s. ...
Denis Quilley

Denis Quilley  

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(1927– )English actor. Quilley began his career while still a teenager at the Birmingham Rep, later joining the Old Vic and John Neville's company at Nottingham. A succession of West ...
Eddie Albert

Eddie Albert  

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(1906–2005).Stage, film, and television performer. A genial, lightweight leading man and sometime comic sidekick, he found success in all three media. Born in Rock Island, Illinois, the son of ...
Eric Blore

Eric Blore  

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B. 23 December 1887, London, England, d. 2 March 1959, Hollywood, California, USA. Blore took to the stage in England and Australia and appeared in a British short film, A ...
George Abbott

George Abbott  

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(b. Forestville, NY, 25 June 1887; d. Miami, Fla., 31 Jan. 1995)Director, producer, play-doctor and playwright. At the age of 102, Abbott was still directing on Broadway. In 1987 ...
George Balanchine

George Balanchine  

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1904–1983)Russian-born US dancer and choreographer.Son of a Georgian folk musician, Balanchine studied at the Imperial Ballet School and the Petrograd Conservatory of Music. In his early years he was ...
Hans Spialek

Hans Spialek  

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(1894–1983).Stage orchestrator and music arranger. One of Broadway's busiest orchestrators in the 1930s and 1940s, he arranged the music for some memorable ballet pieces in musical comedies. Spialek ...
Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin  

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(1914–2011).Film and stage composer, arranger, and lyricist. Mostly remembered for his accomplished scores written with Ralph Blane, he was a respected musical arranger and songwriter on Broadway ...
Irene Sharaff

Irene Sharaff  

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(1910–93), designer.The Boston‐born costumer studied in America and in Paris before serving as assistant to Aline Bernstein at the Civic Repertory Theatre. Working alone or with distinguished ...
Jimmy Savo

Jimmy Savo  

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(1892?–1960).Stage and film performer. The round-faced, pint-sized comic was very popular in vaudeville and found success in Broadway musicals on occasion. Savo was born in Ferni, Italy, but grew ...
Joe Penner

Joe Penner  

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(1905–1941).Stage and film performer. Using baby talk and such phrases as “You wanna buy a duck?” and “Oh, you nasty man!,” the broad comic was a hit on Depression-era ...

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