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Almost to Broadway

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details the efforts to bring the film Victor/Victoria to Broadway. For thirteen years since Blake Edwards' successful experience with Julie Andrews on the film, he had been renewing the ... More


You Never Know: Anatomy of a Flop

Cliff Eisen

in A Cole Porter Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040092
eISBN:
9780252098307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040092.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter considers the factors behind the failure of the show You Never Know. It suggests that You Never Know fell victim to producer John Shubert's meddling in and mismanagement of the show, as ... More


Kiss Me, Kate

Lynn Laitman Siebert

in A Cole Porter Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040092
eISBN:
9780252098307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040092.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines Porter's Kiss Me, Kate. Written in 1948, it holds a unique place in Porter's career and represents the fullest flowering of his mature talent. Porter met the challenge of the ... More


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