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The Old-Fashioned Things Must Go: Musical Comedies

Ellen M. Peck

in Sweet Mystery: The Musical Works of Rida Johnson Young

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190873585
eISBN:
9780190873615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873585.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines two musical comedies by Young: Lady Luxury and Sometime. Both shows demonstrate the hallmarks of musical comedy: they take place in the present, use common slang and topical ... More


Ziegfeld Laughs … and Cries

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As this chapter begins, Ziegfeld produces an unlikely hit—an operetta of The Three Musketeers. Discussed are playwright William Anthony McGuire’s unprofessional, drunken behavior; backstage feuds; ... More


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