The Sound of Broadway Music

... very touchy about alteration of their “artistically” selected key. There follows the
story of a key, which might be illuminating—especially in that the song became a
classic, launching a first-time-on-Broadway ingenue from Weatherford, Texas, ...

Author: Steven Suskin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199790845

Category: Music

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This title examines the careers of Broadway's major orchestrators and follows the song as it travels from the composer's piano to the orchestra pit.
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The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals

Two songs were cut (“System” and “The Same Old Story”); three new ones were
added (“You're Mighty Lucky,” “Just Supposing,” and a title number); and there
was one interpolation (“Innocent Ingenue Baby,” which had first been heard in
Our ...

Author: Dan Dietz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538112823

Category: Performing Arts

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During the Twenties, the Great White Way roared with nearly 300 book musicals. Luminaries who wrote for Broadway during this decade included Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Rudolf Friml, George Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Sigmund Romberg, and Vincent Youmans, and the era’s stars included Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, and Marilyn Miller. Light-hearted Cinderella musicals dominated these years with such hits as Kern’s long-running Sally, along with romantic operettas that dealt with princes and princesses in disguise. Plots about bootleggers and Prohibition abounded, but there were also serious musicals, including Kern and Hammerstein’s masterpiece Show Boat. In The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines in detail every book musical that opened on Broadway during the years 1920-1929. The book discusses the era’s major successes as well as its forgotten failures. The hits include A Connecticut Yankee; Hit the Deck!; No, No, Nanette; Rose-Marie; Show Boat; The Student Prince; The Vagabond King; and Whoopee, as well as ambitious failures, including Deep River; Rainbow; and Rodgers’ daring Chee-Chee. Each entry contains the following information: Plot summary Cast members Names of creative personnel, including book writers, lyricists, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors Opening and closing dates Number of performances Plot summary Critical commentary Musical numbers and names of the performers who introduced the songs Production data, including information about tryouts Source material Details about London productions Besides separate entries for each production, the book offers numerous appendixes, including ones which cover other shows produced during the decade (revues, plays with music, miscellaneous musical presentations, and a selected list of pre-Broadway closings). Other appendixes include a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and a list of black-themed musicals. This book contains a wealth of information and provides a comprehensive view of each show. The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals will be of use to scholars, historians, and casual fans of one of the greatest decades in the history of musical theatre.
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Broadway in the Box

Two and a half years after the premiere of Glee, NBC debuted Smash, a big
budget musical theatre drama, pitting Broadway ingénue against American Idol-
alum ingénue in the ultimate ingénue battle over the lead role in a fictional
Marilyn ...

Author: Kelly Kessler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190674045

Category: Music

Page: 352

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It was as if American television audiences discovered the musical in the early 21st century. In 2009 Glee took the Fox Network and American television by storm with the unexpected unification of primetime programming, awkward teens, and powerful voices spontaneously bursting into song. After raking in the highest rating for a new show in the 2009-2010 season, Glee would continue to cultivate rabid fans, tie-in soundtracks and merchandising, and a spinoff reality competition show until its conclusion in 2015. Alongside Glee, NBC and Fox would crank up musical visibility with the nighttime drama Smash and a string of live musical productions. Then came ABC's comedic fantasy musical series Galavant and the CW's surprise Golden Globe darling My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Television and the musical appeared to be a perfect match. But, as author Kelly Kessler illustrates, television had at that point been carrying on a sixty-year, symbiotic love affair with the musical. From Rodgers and Hammerstein's appearance on the first Toast of the Town telecast and Mary Martin's iconic Peter Pan airings to Barbra Streisand's 1960s CBS specials, The Carol Burnett Show, Cop Rock, Great Performances, and a string of one-off musical episodes of sitcoms, nighttime soaps, fantasy shows, and soap operas, television has always embraced the musical. Kessler shows how the form is written across the history of American television and how its various incarnations tell the stories of shifting American culture and changing television, film, and theatrical landscapes. She recounts and explores this rich, decades-long history by traversing musicals, stars, and sounds from film, Broadway, and Las Vegas to the small screen.
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Open a New Window

The Broadway Musical in the 1960s Ethan Mordden. outdo it in staying power)
was ... If nothing else, Dames At Sea was the show that put Bernadette Peters
over (as Ruby) as the next available Broadway ingenue. This led her directly to ...

Author: Ethan Mordden

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466893467

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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In the 1960s, the Broadway musical was revolutionized from an entertainment characterized by sentimental standards, such as Camelot and Hello, Dolly!, to one of brilliant and bittersweet masterpieces, such as Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof. In Open a New Window, Ethan Mordden continues his history of the Broadway musical with the decade that bridged the gap between the romantic, fanciful entertainments of the fifties, such as Call Me, Madam, to the seventies when sophisticated fare, such as A Little Night Music and Follies, was commonplace. Here in brilliant detail is the decade and the people that forever transformed the Broadway muscial.
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Ingenue

Burgess rose to his full height , assembled a Shakespearean tone , and lavishly
introduced Malcolm to everyone , finishing up with , " and Mr. St. Cleod may very
well be the Broadway producer of ' Love On A Budget . ' ” He sat down again ...

Author: Millicent Brower

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ISBN: OSU:32435068629021

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Anything Goes

... along with one Broadway ingenue (Barbara Cook, shockingly adept in her
coloratura) and, as Dr. Pangloss, a non-singing British thespian, Max Adrian. His
brittle, consonant-clipped Sprechstimme was presumably designed to distance
the ...

Author: Ethan Mordden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199892839

Category: History

Page: 346

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Offers a history of American musical theater from the 1920s through to the 1970s, and includes such famous works as "Oklahoma!," "The Red Mill," and "Porgy and Bess."
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Broadway Magazine

Miss Marlowe is a natural and real ingénue . own . But these From photographs ,
copyrighted 1999 , by Stein , Milwaukee things must be ! ALBERTA GALLATIN .
No , indeed ; the Red Soubrette has not stopped writing for the BROADWAY ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044094498532

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The Broadway Song

Beulah is a character who is secondary and is not the ingénue, but she fits into
the story line and sings a poignant song, “So Far.” She realizes that there is no
hope for the future of their relationship and yet holds out hope for Joe loving her.

Author: Mark Ross Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190236304

Category: Music

Page: 328

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Truly powerful vocal performance in musical theater is more than just the sum of good vocal tone and correct notes. As experienced teacher, director, and performer Mark Ross Clark lays out in The Broadway Song, powerful performance communicates the central function of a song within the context of the surrounding narrative, or the "truth" of a song. Because unstaged performances of a song, such as auditions, are key to the success of all aspiring singers, Clark provides here the essential practical manual that will help performers choose the right pieces for their vocal abilities and identify the key truths of them. Clark begins by walking readers conceptually through how a song's truth is based in contexts: what show is a song from? Which character sings it? When in the show does it occur? Answering these questions will lead readers to more convincing performances that are grounded in the text, music, character, context, and larger environment (setting, time frame, and circumstances). The Broadway Song provides a comprehensive guide to the formal characteristics of key Broadway songs on a song-by-song basis, including main voice type, secondary voice qualities (such as soprano-lyric or alto-comic), range and tessitura, as well as larger contextual materials about the source -- from the musical's background, information about the character singing, and synoptic narrative information for the song -- that provide the performer a way into the character. Clark moreover brings his wide-ranging and extensive experience as a director, performer, and teacher to bear in his performance notes on the individual pieces. Additionally, he includes excerpts from short interviews with artists that provide insight into the song from the perspective of those who first created (or re-created) it. The interviews, conducted with composers, lyricists, performers, and -- in one case -- book collaborators, are snapshots into the creative process, and act as conduits to further study of the selected songs.
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The Ingenue in White

SMITH AND KRAUS the art of theater series Accommodating the Lively Arts : An
Architect ' s View The Front Page : From Theater to Reality A Cat ' s Diary : How
the Broadway Production of Cats was born Chekhov : Letters about the Theater ...

Author: Marcia Dixcy Jory

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015058866578

Category: Design

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A collection of essays discussing the process of theatrical costume design. Ingenue In White includes the stories from the author's twenty-five years of experience in the field. Among the designer's concerns are both the practical and symbolic functions of clothing, as well as the collective nature of theatrical creativity.
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Show Boat

In Chicago, Zambello cast Nathan Gunn, an operatic baritone, as Ravenal, and
Ashley Brown, a Broadway ingénue who introduced the title role of Mary Poppins
(2006), as Magnolia. The mixed—race operatic soprano Alyson Cam— bridge ...

Author: Todd Decker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199759378

Category: Music

Page: 309

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Tracks the evolution of the musical Show Boat, looking at how it changed over the course of the 20th century to fit the mores of the times.
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Yip Harburg

Woody and Sharon have to get together at some time and the time is right, the
moonlight is right and what kind of a love song shall we have for Woody, who is
this kind of a southern guy. He's not just a Broadway ingenue. He's a real
character.

Author: Harriet Hyman Alonso

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819571243

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

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Known as “Broadway’s social conscience,” E. Y. Harburg (1896–1981) wrote the lyrics to the standards, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?,” “April in Paris,” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” as well as all of the songs in The Wizard of Oz, including “Over the Rainbow.” Harburg always included a strong social and political component to his work, fighting racism, poverty, and war. Interweaving close to fifty interviews (most of them previously unpublished), over forty lyrics, and a number of Harburg’s poems, Harriet Hyman Alonso enables Harburg to talk about his life and work. He tells of his early childhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, his public school education, how the Great Depression opened the way to writing lyrics, and his work on Broadway and Hollywood, including his blacklisting during the McCarthy era. Finally, but most importantly, Harburg shares his commitment to human rights and the ways it affected his writing and his career path. Includes an appendix with Harburg’s key musicals, songs, and films.
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John Gilbert

Catherine Dale Owen—a Broadway ingénue making her talkie debut—starred as
the young, widowed Princess Orsolini, who is carrying on a secret affair with the
dashing Hungarian officer Captain Kovacs (Jack)—who may or may not really ...

Author: Eve Golden

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813141633

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Charming and classically handsome, John Gilbert (1897--1936) was among the world's most recognizable actors during the silent era. He was a wild, swashbuckling figure on screen and off, and accounts of his life have focused on his high-profile romances with Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, his legendary conflicts with Louis B. Mayer, his four tumultuous marriages, and his swift decline after the introduction of talkies. A dramatic and interesting personality, Gilbert served as one of the primary inspirations for the character of George Valentin in the Academy Award--winning movie The Artist (2011). Many myths have developed around the larger-than-life star in the eighty years since his untimely death, but this definitive biography sets the record straight. Eve Golden separates fact from fiction in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars, tracing the actor's life from his youth spent traveling with his mother in acting troupes to the peak of fame at MGM, where he starred opposite Mae Murray, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and other actresses in popular films such as TheMerry Widow (1925), The Big Parade (1925), Flesh and the Devil (1926), and Love (1927). Golden debunks some of the most pernicious rumors about the actor, including the oft-repeated myth that he had a high-pitched, squeaky voice that ruined his career. Meticulous, comprehensive, and generously illustrated, this book provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the silent era's greatest stars and the glamorous yet brutal world in which he lived.
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Actors Society Monthly Bulletin

WOODSON , ELIZABETH , Ingenue and Juvenile . At liberty . MANAGERS .
Daniel Frohman .. .Lyceum Theatre H. Greenwall . .American Theatrical Exc .
Paul Gilmore .... .Room 13 , 1368 Broadway Gus Hill .. American Theatrice Exch .
Al ...

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Aviation in Southern Oregon

Pictured here are, from left to right, Peachie Drury, Isabel Miller, former Broadway
ingénue Grace Fiero, Kay Conroy, and Pat Thompson, the author's mother. By
the end of the war, the kitchen was serving an average of 400 meals each day.

Author: Bill Alley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439625446

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Medford, Oregon, pioneered aviation in Southern Oregon and has long enjoyed a reputation for being an air-minded city. When the City of Medford built Newell Barber Field in 1920, it established the first municipally owned airfield in the state. In 1926, Pacific Air Transport selected Medford as a station for the West Coast airmail route. While Portland’s airmail service was located across the river at Vancouver’s Pearson Field in Washington, Medford’s Newell Barber Field was Oregon’s only airmail stop. The 1920s secured Medford’s position as a leader in the growth of both civil and commercial aviation. When technology rendered the original field obsolete, the voters handily approved a new, state-of-the-art field that has continued to expand and grow into a major international airport and free trade zone, capable of accommodating some of the world’s largest aircrafts.
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Ing nue Among the Lions

Mr . Van Vechten says he has never known any kind of women well except the
Broadway kind and middle - aged intellectual ones likes Edna Ferber11 and Zoë
Akins12 — if they are intellectual — and Mr . Untermeyer says that people he can
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Author: Emily Tapscott Clark Balch

Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press

ISBN: UCAL:B4598312

Category: Authors

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Letters between Emily Clark, a writer and the founding editor of The Reviewer, a Richmond-based literary magazine and Joseph Hergesheimer, an American writer of the early 20th century.
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American Theatre

THIS FUNNY WORLD : MARY CLEERE HARAN Barbara Cook , who was the
definitive SINGS LYRICS BY HART . Varèse Sarabande CALL ME MADAM ,
1995 Original New York Broadway ingenue of the 1950s and ' 60s VSD - 5584 .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105016964764

Category: Theater

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A Little Trouble with the Facts

White-haired Rusty Markowitz was on the horn with a stringer he'd sent to stalk a
Broadway ingenue. He was red-faced and barking, “Listen, give her the cell
phone. Well, if she won't take it just shove it right up to her mouth!” The other
Pulitzer ...

Author: Nina Siegal

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061748493

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Valerie Vane was an up-and-coming lifestyle reporter at a prominent New York City daily. Then she stumbled, rather publicly, and lost it all—her column, her fiancé, her access behind the city's velvet ropes. Now she's on the obituary desk writing death notices, and it feels like a dead end. However, when she writes about a recently deceased once-famous graffiti artist, the phone calls start. A mysterious voice on the other end of the line tells her the artist's death was a murder—and if she were a real reporter, she'd investigate. But can Valerie trade her stilettos for gumshoes?
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Journal of Singing

nata ” ; Il trovatore : “ Tutto è deserto - Il balen del suo sorriso ” ; La traviata : “ Di
Provenza il mar , il suol ” ; Un ballo in THE BROADWAY INGÉNUE . 37
THEmaschera : “ Alzati ! — Eri tu che macchiATRE SONGS FOR SOPRANO .
Foreword avi ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015057457411

Category: Singing

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The Theatermania Guide to Musical Theater Recordings

As Kim , the winsome teenager chosen to kiss Birdie in a televised farewell ,
Susan Watson shows why she was a top Broadway ingenue in her day . As Kim '
s harried father , Paul Lynde is the least likely husband and father imaginable but
is ...

Author: Michael Portantiere

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 0823084353

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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The first ever-comprehensive guide to musical theatre recordings, this book covers the entire history of musical theatre. From Jerome Kern and the Gershwins to Bernstein and Sondheim, here are capsule reviews and ratings of more than 400 theatre recordings of the past 60 years. Organized alphabetically, each listing contains background information on the show, cast information, record label, catalogue number, whether the recording is currently in print, and an overall rating of one to five stars.
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Opening Night on Broadway

Perky ingenue Barbara Cook bid farewell to the Broadway musical following
three successive failures , The Gay Life ( 1961 ) , She Loves Me ( 1963 ) , and
this little number . She turned up again in The Grass Harp ( 1971 ) , but not as a
perky ...

Author: Steven Suskin

Publisher: Schirmer Reference

ISBN: 0028726286

Category: Performing Arts

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A compilation of excerpts from reviews of almost three hundred shows produced during the "Golden Era" of Broadway musicals
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