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To Broadway with Love: She Loves Me and the 1964 World’s Fair

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter follows the careers of Bock and Harnick through the early 1960s, when they collaborated with writer Joseph Masteroff and director Harold Prince on an adaptation of Ernst Lubitsch’s film ... More


Sally Bowles and Berlin

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explains how Christopher Isherwood came to write his Berlin stories, the source of his Sally Bowles novella that became the basis for John van Druten's play I Am a Camera (1951) and then ... More


Curtain of Light, Tilted Mirror

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

Because of an epiphany he experienced in Moscow's Taganka Theater, Harold Prince was able to find his central metaphor that was appropriate not only to German society in the Third Reich but to ... More


Prince of Broadway

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter details Harold Prince's main motive for undertaking the show: the degenerative sociopolitical climate of Berlin in the thirties and the moral questions this provoked even in a ... More


Rehearsals and Boston

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Harold Prince wanted to shake up facile assumptions about fascism and guilt, and he quickly scored a coup in rehearsals by drawing a parallel between the racial unrest and persecution of black ... More


Queenie’s Laugh: 1966–1998

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The gap between text and performance in the embodiment of racial stereotypes is considered by close analysis of three key female roles—Queenie, Julie, Kim—as remade in the decades after the Civil ... More


Apprenticeship

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/9780199336791.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter describes Bob Fosse’s first four Broadway shows, which he worked on with George Abbott or Jerome Robbins, both of whom proved important mentors to the young choreographer. This ... More


Cabaret Ambience

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter begins with a survey of the history and development of European cabaret (specifically in France and Germany) in order to show that serious artists learned from cabaret even as they ... More


Curtains

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Arthur Penn was sought for by every producer as he had been able to create one Broadway hit after another during the 1960s. Not only was he offered a large number of plays, some would turn to him for ... More


Candide

Howard Pollack

in The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter represents the most thorough and accurate study to date of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, including its long, torturous history both before and after its 1956 premiere. It pays special ... More


Willkommen

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/9780199336791.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter describes the international success of Bob Fosse’s film version of Cabaret in 1972, which kicked off the busiest, most productive decade of his career. The mood of the decade was ... More


Ten Years of Performing and Writing

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/9780190630935.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Popular

Betty Comden and Adolph Green moved into their 60s and early 70s and found that they had become right for character roles in films. During the late 1970s and the 1980s they appeared in movies such as ... 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


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