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Cy Coleman: Born: June 14, 1929, Bronx, New York Born: June 14, 1929, Bronx, New York Died: November 4, 2004, 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/9780195314076.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Cy Coleman. It gives an extended commentary of his career, and provides details on productions, giving data and song information. Coleman, a child prodigy at the ... More


A Follies Finish and Farewell

Andy Propst

in They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630935
eISBN:
9780190630966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630935.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Popular

Betty Comden and Adolph Green’s last outing on a new Broadway show came in 1991, when they provided lyrics for The Will Rogers Follies. With a book by Peter Stone, music by Cy Coleman, and direction ... More


Returning (Artistically) to the 1930s

Andy Propst

in They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630935
eISBN:
9780190630966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630935.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Popular

Betty Comden and Adolph Green found themselves in the early and mid-1970s returning to their earliest days artistically, when they formed the Revuers. They penned lyrics for a pair of songs heard in ... More


New York's Financial Crisis and the Adult Musical on Broadway

Elizabeth L. Wollman

in Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199747481
eISBN:
9780199979417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747481.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Chapter 9examines the socioeconomic health of New York City between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s, as well as its impact on the city's Broadway and Off Broadway theaters. The theater industry's desire ... More


The Broadway Melody of 1991

Kevin Winkler

in Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190090739
eISBN:
9780190090760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090739.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

The Will Rogers Follies was Tune’s most opulent show, far different from the sleek, stylized minimalism of his recent musicals, with a score by Cy Coleman (music) and Betty Comden and Adolph Green ... More


Rhythm of Life

Kevin Winkler

in Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199336791
eISBN:
9780190841478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336791.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter describes Bob Fosse’s film Sweet Charity, which opened at the top of 1966 and was a compendium of then-current styles and sexual attitudes. Fosse conceived this American adaptation of ... More


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