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1776

1776  

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America’s obsession with its own history had already resulted in at least two Broadway musicals based on momentous national events before this show opened at the 46th Street Theatre on ...
Androcles and the Lion

Androcles and the Lion  

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(NBC-TV 1967). This musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's version of the classic fable retained bits of the playwright's philosophical point of view, and Richard Rodgers wrote some very British ...
Curtains

Curtains  

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(Hirschfeld Theatre 2007), A rarity on Broadway in the first decade of the twenty-first century, this musical comedy featured an original libretto and was not based on a movie, play ...
Cy Coleman

Cy Coleman  

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(b Bronx, New York, 14 June 1929; d New York, 18 Nov. 2004).American composer. A musical child prodigy, he turned in his teens to jazz and began writing songs. ...
Cy Feuer

Cy Feuer  

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Stage producing partners. One of the most successful teams to produce musicals on Broadway in the 1950s and 1960, Feuer was also an accomplished director. Cy Feuer [born Seymour Arnold ...
Funny Face

Funny Face  

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George and Ira Gershwin’s 1927 Broadway hit Funny Face took 30 years to travel from New York to Hollywood, but the wait was well worthwhile. Screenwriter Leonard Gershe discarded the ...
Martin Charnin

Martin Charnin  

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(1934– ).Stage director and lyricist. A reputable Broadway lyricist, he directed several of his own and other's musicals. A native New Yorker and the son of an opera singer, Charnin ...
My One And Only

My One And Only  

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This production was similar in many ways to Crazy For You, which came along nine years later. Both productions were based on vintage shows with scores by George and Ira ...
Sherman Edwards

Sherman Edwards  

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B. 3 April 1919, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 March 1981, New York, USA. After studying history at New York University, Edwards taught American history at James ...
Stone, Peter

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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He was born in Los Angeles, the son of a writer‐movie producer, and educated at Bard College and Yale. Although

Stone, Peter

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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(1930–2003).

Stage, film, and television writer. A very successful author of Broadway musical hits and film comedies,

Stone Peter

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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b. 27 February 1930, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 26 April 2003, New York City, New York, USA. After studying

Sugar

Sugar  

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Based on the enormously popular 1959 film, Some Like It Hot, this musical, which had a score by the Funny Girl team of Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, opened at ...
Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity  

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Director-choreographer Bob Fosse’s 1969 screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical was heavily criticized at the time of release in 1969, for its over-use of gimmicky cinematic trickery and the ...
Titanic

Titanic  

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With a provocative title that must have left the critics drooling in anticipation, this $10 million musical vessel, based on the legendary and tragic maiden voyage of the luxury liner ...
Two By Two

Two By Two  

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(Imperial Theatre 1970). Danny Kaye returned to a Broadway show after twenty-nine years in Hollywood with this Biblical musical and turned the piece into a one-man showcase, which pleased audiences ...
Will Rogers Follies

Will Rogers Follies  

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Broadway veterans Cy Coleman (music) and Betty Comden and Adolph Green (book and lyrics) created this big, glitzy show which was sub-titled ‘A Life In Revue’. It was summed up ...
Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year  

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A vehicle for the celebrated film actress Lauren Bacall, who had enjoyed a great deal of success in the 1970 Broadway musical Applause. Woman Of The Year opened at the ...

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