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Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner  

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(1918–86),born in New York City, after graduation from Harvard (1940) met Frederick Loewe (1904–88), an Austrian-born composer, for whose music he wrote lyrics in their successful collaboration on ...
Cheryl Crawford

Cheryl Crawford  

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(1902–86)American producer. A rising star in the administration of the Theatre Guild, Crawford broke away to join Harold Clurman and Lee Strasberg to found the Group Theatre in 1931. ...
Concept Musicals

Concept Musicals  

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Difficult to define and, consequently, even harder to trace historically, this form of stage musical has sometimes been attributed to any show that is bold and original in some aspect. ...
Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill  

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(1900–1950)German composer, who developed a new genre of satirical opera in collaboration with Bertolt Brecht.Weill studied at the Berlin High School of Music and worked as an opera coach and ...
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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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189 words

(46th Street Theatre 1948). A fascinating if problematic musical experiment, the show foreshadowed the more creative musicals of the

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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Music
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315 words

A most unusual show, with music by Kurt Weill, and a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner,

Michael Kidd

Michael Kidd  

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(b Brooklyn, NY, 12 Aug. 1919; d Los Angeles, 23 Dec. 2007)US dancer, choreographer, and director. He studied at the School of American Ballet with Vilzak and Schollar and made his debut in the ...
Nanette Fabray

Nanette Fabray  

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(b. 1922), actress and singer.The bubbly, snub‐nosed redhead made her debut at the age of three in vaudeville in Los Angeles, not far from her native San Diego, and ...
Ray Middleton

Ray Middleton  

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(1907–1984).Stage, television, and film performer. The robust, strapping leading man with an exceptional baritone voice, he appeared intermittently on Broadway for thirty years. Middleton was born in ...

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