The Shuberts And Their Passing Shows

The Shuberts And Their Passing Shows

The Shuberts And Their Passing Shows

The Shubert name has been synonymous with Broadway for almost as long as Broadway entertainment itself. With seventeen Broadway theatres including the Ambassador, the Music Box, and the Winter Garden, The Shubert Organization perpetuates brothers Lee and Jacob Shubert's business legacy. In The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals, author Jonas Westover investigates beyond the Shuberts' business empire into their early revues and the centrifugal role they played in developing American theatre as an art form. The Shubert-produced revues, titled Passing Shows, were terrifically popular in the teens and twenties, consistently competing with Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies for the greatest numbers of stars, biggest spectacles, and ultimately the largest audiences. The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows is the first-ever book to unpack the colorful history of the productions, delving into their stars, costumes, stagecraft, and orchestration in unprecedented detail. Providing a fresh and exciting window into American theatrical history, Westover traces the fascinating history of the Shuberts' revue series, presented annually from 1912-1924, and covers more broadly the glorious days of early Broadway. In addition to its compelling history of Broadway's Golden Age, The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows also provides a revisionary argument about the overarching history of the revue. Bolstered by a rich collection of documents in the Shubert Theater Archive, Westover argues against the popular misconception that the Shubert's competitor, producer Florenz Ziegfield - responsible for the better-known Follies - was the sole proprietor of Broadway audiences. As Westover proves, not only were the Passing Shows as popular as the Follies but also a key component in a history of the revue that is vastly more complex than previous scholarship has shown. The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows brings to fruition years of original research and invaluable insights into the gilded formation of present day Broadway.

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Genre : Revues
Author : Jonas Westover
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-11-02
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780190219239


The Passing Show

The Passing Show

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Genre : Theater
Author :
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Release : 1999
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : IND:30000107220950


That S Entertainment

That S Entertainment

Arthur Schwartz (1900-1984), a premier composer of American Popular Song during the mid-20th century, has been overlooked by historians. This first full-length biography covers his work on Broadway and in Hollywood, where he was known as the "master of the intimate revue" for his songs in the 1930s with Howard Dietz. Schwartz wrote music for films in the 1940s--with Academy Award nominations for They're Either Too Young or Too Old and A Gal in Calico--produced two popular movie musicals--Cover Girl and Night and Day--and was among the first songwriters to work in the new medium of television. The author describes his creative process and includes behind-the-scenes stories of each of his major musicals.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Tighe E. Zimmers
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2021-05-19
Total Pages : 393 Pages
ISBN : 9781476641652


Musical Comedy In America

Musical Comedy In America

A study of the people and plays of America's popular theater from 1864 to 1950

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Cecil Michener Smith
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1981
Total Pages : 367 Pages
ISBN : 0878305645


Nobody S Stooge Ted Healy

Nobody S Stooge Ted Healy

Ted Healy had a successful, if mysterious life. Starting from the lowest rung of show business, he soon conquered the stages of vaudeville, Broadway and the silver screen. Healy's biography also serves as the backstory to the rise of what became The Three Stooges act. He had an eagle eye in spotting and cultivating the talents of Shemp, Moe, Larry and Curly, who served their apprenticeship in his act off and on from 1923 to 1934. As "father" of the act, he took his stooges to Broadway and Hollywood. Healy is the tree around which some mighty acorns fell. Healy died at age 41, four days after his only child was born in 1937. His passing quickly became one of the most notorious of Hollywood's celebrity death scandals. Was it foul play or natural causes? Author Bill Cassara, a retired law enforcement professional, explores all the possibilities.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bill Cassara
Publisher : BearManor Media
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
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Routledge Guide To Broadway

Routledge Guide To Broadway

The Routledge Guide to Broadway is the second title in our new student reference series. It will introduce the student to the Broadway theater, focusing on key performers, writers, directors, plays, and musicals, along with the theaters themselves, key awards, and the folklore of Broadway. Broadway is the center of American theater, where all the great plays and musicals make their mark. Students across the country in theater history, performance, and direction/production look to Broadway for their inspiration. While there are illustrated coffee table type books on Broadway, there are few that offer a comprehensive look at the key figures and productions of the last two centuries. The Routledge Guide to Broadway offers this information in an easy-to-use, inexpensive format that will appeal to students, professors, and theatrical professionals.

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Genre : Music
Author : Ken Bloom
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-18
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781135871161


Lyrical Satirical Harold Rome

Lyrical Satirical Harold Rome

Harold Rome was a composer and lyricist on Broadway, starting with Pins and Needles in 1937. His biggest hits included Call Me Mister, Wish You Were Here, Fanny, Destry Rides Again, and I Can Get It for You Wholesale and he continued on Broadway through 1965 with The Zulu and the Zayda. His early career, after two Yale degrees, featured songs of “social significance,” lyrics for the common man filled with satire. His later works were songs well adapted to the book musicals of the day, and his words and music became more lyrical. Rome worked with Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman, Jerome Weidman, Joshua Logan, David Merrick and others, and wrote songs for such stars as Pearl Bailey, Ezio Pinza, Walter Slezak and Barbra Streisand (among many). Politically involved, and left-wing, he attracted the attention of conservative organizations and the FBI. His song writing contributed to the home front efforts for World War II, as a civilian and then as a corporal in the Army. Showing yet another side, his paintings were critically praised and he amassed an impressive collection of African art.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Tighe E. Zimmers
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2013-11-01
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781476601663


Broadway

Broadway

Covers the history of Broadway along with information on the composers, playwrights, directors, performers, producers, and theaters.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Ken Bloom
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 679 Pages
ISBN : 9780415937047


Sweet Mystery

Sweet Mystery

"Rida Johnson Young (ca. 1869-1926) was one of the most prolific female playwrights of her time, as well as a lyricist and librettist in the musical theater. She wrote more than thirty full-length plays, operettas, and musical comedies, 500 songs, and four novels. Despite her extensive output, no significant study of her work has been produced. This book examines her musical theater works with in-depth analyses of her librettos and lyrics, as well as her working relationships with other writers, performers, and producers, particularly Lee and J. J. Shubert"--

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Genre : Librettists
Author : Ellen M. Peck
Publisher : BROADWAY LEGACIES
Release : 2020
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780190873585


The Shuberts Present

The Shuberts Present

Looks at theater palaces owned by the Shubert Organization in New York City and shows how their history fits into the history of American theater during the twentieth century.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Maryann Chach
Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Release : 2001-10
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015053769249