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Colonial America and Brooklyn

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Dorothy's life and career in the early 1950s. Between 1950 and 1954, in addition to writing lyrics for four movies, she worked on three Broadway musicals. Arms and the Girl ... More


Librettos Instead of Lyrics

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the changes in Dorothy Fields's career and personal life in the late 1930s and early 1940s. After her marriage, the first major change in Dorothy's personal life was the birth ... More


The Shows

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0041
Subject:
Music, Popular

Since the 1920s, a core group of composers—from Kern and Berlin, to Gershwin, Porter and Rodgers; from Styne and Sondheim, to Kander, Flaherty, and Guettel—has been responsible for the vast majority ... More


More Movies

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the remaking of Dorothy and Herb Fields' Broadway musicals into films. The same year Universal released Mexican Hayride, it released Up in Central Park. As far as one can ... More


Up in Central Park

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Dorothy's return to writing lyrics via the new musical, Up in Central Park. She and Herb wrote the libretto together, as they had for their previous three shows. The composer ... More


Introduction: Setting the Stage

Geoffrey Block

in Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167306
eISBN:
9780199849840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This introductory chapter sets out the focus of this book, namely fourteen “book” musicals that premiered on Broadway between the late 1920s and the late 1950s, beginning with Show Boat (1927) and ... More


Lady in the Dark and One Touch of Venus: The Broadway Stranger and His American Dreams

Geoffrey Block

in Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167306
eISBN:
9780199849840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Within a year after Kurt Weill (1900–50) immigrated to America his Johnny Johnson (1936) had appeared on Broadway. By the time he ended his brief but productive American career with Lost in the Stars ... More


South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Jim Lovensheimer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book explores the development of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s classic Broadway musical South Pacific. In particular, it notes how the team balanced the creation of a commercially ... More


Jerome Kern: Born: January 27, 1885, New York, New York Born: January 27, 1885, New York, New York Died: November 11, 1945, New York, New York

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Jerome Kearn. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Kern was raised in Newark, New ... More


Richard Rodgers: Born: June 28, 1902, New York, New York Born: June 28, 1902, New York, New York Died: December 30, 1979, New York, New York

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Richard Rodgers. It starts with an interesting commentary of his career. The chapter gives details on productions, with data and song information. Rodgers grew up ... More


Shakespeare and Musical Theatre

Fran Teague

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter concentrates on one narrow branch of musical theatre — the Broadway musical. It addresses what a musical is and why musicals have an especial affinity for Shakespeare. It describes The ... More


Guys and Dolls and The Most Happy Fella: The Greater Loesser

Geoffrey Block

in Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167306
eISBN:
9780199849840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

Two 1950s classics by Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls (1950) and The Most Happy Fella (1956), remain the toast of Broadway in the 1990s. Even those who love to hate Broadway musicals make an exception ... More


West Side Story: The Very Model of a Major Musical

Geoffrey Block

in Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167306
eISBN:
9780199849840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

West Side Story, a collaboration of four extraordinary individuals Jerome Robbins (choreographer and director), Arthur Laurents (librettist), Leonard Bernstein (composer), and ... More


“Got Over”: The Chorus Girl Novel and the Musical Stage

T. Austin Graham

in The Great American Songbooks: Musical Texts, Modernism, and the Value of Popular Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862115
eISBN:
9780199332748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862115.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter studies a subgenre of fiction termed “the chorus girl novel.” Such novels, among them Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie and John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer, depict lowly heroines who ... More


Stephen Sondheim: Born: March 22, 1930, New York, New York

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Stephen Sondheim. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Sondheim moved at the age ... More


Happily Ever After West Side Story with Sondheim

Geoffrey Block

in Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167306
eISBN:
9780199849840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter looks at the career of the lyricist-composer who is generally recognized as a central artistic figure on Broadway after 1960. It argues that Sondheim's modernism and postmodernism can be ... More


Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Todd Decker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Drawing on archival research and including much new information, this book reveals how Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern created the Broadway musical Show Boat in the crucible of the Jazz Age to ... More


The Integration of the Film and Theatre Industries: The Producers, 1968–2007

Alex Symons

in Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries: Survival and Prolonged Adaptation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748649587
eISBN:
9780748676484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748649587.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mel Brooks has capitalised on adapting material between theatre and film in order to sustain his long career in show business — a strategy clearly apparent in the invention and prolonged life of his ... More


Show Boat: In the Beginning

Geoffrey Block

in Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167306
eISBN:
9780199849840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Show Boat is perhaps the most successful and influential Broadway musical play ever written. For the many who judge a show by how many songs they can hum or whistle when they ... More


On Your Toes and Pal Joey: Dance Gets into the Act and “Sweet Water from a Foul Well”

Geoffrey Block

in Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167306
eISBN:
9780199849840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

The genesis of On Your Toes can be traced to the Hollywood years, when Rodgers and Hart conceived the idea of a movie musical about a vaudeville hoofer (to be played by Fred Astaire) who becomes ... More


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