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Green, Adolph

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Most widely held works by Adolph Green
Singin' in the Rain by Nacio Herb Brown( Visual )

162 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actors are caught in the bumpy transition to talking pictures; a Spoof of the early days of "talkie" films
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

66 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Town: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

15 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailors Gabie, Chip, and Ozzie, have a 24-hour leave in New York. Chip wants to sightsee, but the only sights Gabie and Ozzie are interested in are of the female variety
The band wagon by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

43 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fading movie musical star Tony Hunter, down and out in Hollywood, decides to try his luck on the Broadway stage
The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their first film together in a decade, Fred and Ginger play a bickering show biz couple. Songs include "You'd be hard to replace" and "They can't take that away from me."
Bells are ringing by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A switchboard operator gets caught up in the personal lives of the clients of an answering service, including that of a playboy
Wonderful town by Leonard Bernstein( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide by Voltaire( Recording )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty political satire, a gentleman plagued by misfortune clings to the belief that "all is for the best," Voltaire mocks the "eternal optimist" philosophy of his day that proclaimed human and natural disasters part of a larger cosmic plan. - Container
Wonderful town [original cast album] by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

35 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bells are ringing : original Broadway cast recording by Jule Styne( )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Pan by J. M Barrie( Recording )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up. Peter Pan teaches Wendy and her brothers to fly to Never-Never Land, where they share some exciting adventures with Indians and pirates
Singin' in the rain by Betty Comden( Book )

32 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and German and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's always fair weather by Stanley Donen( Visual )

12 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three World War II buddies vow to reunite for old time's sake in 10 years. When they do they find their friendship has fizzled, until a day of tangling with romance, the fight game, the ad biz and a new medium called TV restores their bond. Highlights include a romp that uses trash-can lids as dancing shoes, Cyd Charisse routine with broken nosed boxers, and Kelly's tap dance on roller skates
Bells are ringing by Jule Styne( Book )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Theatre, The Theatre Guild presents Judy Holliday in "Bells are Ringing," a new musical, book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Jule Styne, entire production directed by Jerome Robbins, with Hal Linden ..., sets and costumes by Raoul Pene du Bois, orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett, musical director Samuel Matlovsky, vocal arrangements and direction by Herbert Greene and Buster Davis, lighting by Peggy Clark, dance arrangements and incidental scoring by John Morris, dances and musical numbers staged by Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse
The Will Rogers follies a life in revue : original Broadway cast recording by Cy Coleman( Recording )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theatre Guild presents Judy Holliday in Bells are ringing by Jule Styne( Recording )

21 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bells are ringing : a musical play by Jule Styne( )

16 editions published between 1957 and 1967 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follies in concert by Stephen Sondheim( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary follows the preparations for a concert performance of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim's 1971 musical "Follies". Ranging from the rehearsal rooms to backstage at the two sold-out performances, it concludes with musical excerpts from the concert. The concerts were produced by Thomas Z. Shepard & directed by Herbert Ross, at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City
[The Kennedy Center Honors, 14th]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Seven noted figures in the performing arts are applauded at the 14th annual gala, taped December 8 in Washington, D.C. This year's honorees--chorale master Robert Shaw, Roy Acuff, musical-comedy collaborators Adolph Green and Betty Comden, Gregory Peck, and the tap-dancing Nicholas Brothers (Harold and Fayard)--are hailed by President George Bush, emcee Walter Cronkite, Audrey Hepburn, Gene Kelly, Gregory Hines, Chet Atkins, Lauren Bacall, Carol Burnett, Jean Stapleton, and Mike Nichols. And they're saluted in staged tributes. Peck: Recalling the actor's Irish roots, violinst Isaac Stern plays Farewell to Cuchulain. Acuff: The spirit of the Grand Ole Opry is captured by Emmylou Harris, Bill Monroe and Steve Wariner. Shaw: Soprano Sylvia McNair sings All the things you are as prelude to a grand-scale Hallelujah chorus. Nicholas Brothers: Young dancers perform acrobatic precision numbers. Comden and Green: Hits from their Broadway songbook, including Just in time and Make someone happy, are sung by Patti Lupone, Howard McGillin and Phyllis Newman (Mrs. Green). Also: a selection from Broadway's The Will Rogers Follies, with Keith Carradine"--TV guide, December 26, 1991
[Interview with Betty Comden and Adolph Green : raw footage]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Raw interview footage used for the documentary Broadway, the American musical. Betty Comden and Adolph Green, a writing team who penned the screenplays and songs for many movie musicals, as well as numerous Broadway productions, discuss their careers. Interview begins with Comden alone who discusses her desire, shared with many descendants of immigrants, to assimilate into American culture, and her changing of her name from Basya Cohen; why Jewish immigrants were drawn to composing music for the theater; her childhood in Brooklyn, and experience going to Manhattan to the theater where she saw her first show Rose Marie, and later The vagabond king; what Broadway meant to her as a child; her theatrical influences, including Gilbert & Sullivan, the musical Pal Joey, and Noel Coward; her feelings about her collaborator Adolph Green; meeting Leonard Bernstein following her performance at the Village Vanguard as part of the troupe called the Revuers; seeing the production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!; working with theatrical producer George Abbott, choreographer Jerome Robbins and composer Leonard Bernstein on their first Broadway musical On the town, a World War II era romp about three sailors on leave in New York City; her feelings and attitudes during World War II, and how these were expressed in the show's song Some other time; how the American musical evolved from the operetta, via the creative activities of certain individuals; New York City as a source of creative inspiration for the musical. Adolph Green then joins the interview at ca. 21 min. They discuss their writing of their songs Carried away, New York, New York, and Bells are ringing, which they wrote for their colleague Judy Holliday, and Just in time, on which they collaborated with composer Jule Styne. They illustrate by singing verses from these songs. Green then speaks about the review of On the town by Daily News critic John Chapman, who after being pursuaded by them to see their show again, reversed his initially negative review to a favorable one. Comden and Green then discuss their experiences writing for Hollywood, where they wrote the screenplay for the musical Singin' in the rain as part of "the unit" at MGM Studios; what the Broadway musical signifies to them; various composers with whom they worked; how their ideas for songs evolve from the story and its characters, and the importance of a musical's book. Interview continues at ca. 37 min. with Green alone, who describes his feelings about Comden; what Broadway meant to him as a child, and his views about the future of the theater; Comden's creative talents, and their theatrical association; and lastly, he and Comden's favorite song Some other time, from which he sings an excerpt
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Singin' in the Rain
Alternative Names
Adolph Green Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1914-2002)

Adolph Green amerikansk manusforfattar

Adolph Green amerikansk manusförfattare

Adolph Green amerikansk manusforfatter

Adolph Green amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Adolph Green auteur de comédies musicales, acteur et chanteur

Adolph Green sceneggiatore, librettista e commediografo statunitense

Adolph Green US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor, Librettist und Schauspieler

Comden and Green

Green, A.

Green, A. (Adolph)

Green, Adolph

Адольф Грин

אדולף גרין

آدولف گرین فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی


グリーン, アドルフ


The band wagonThe Barkleys of BroadwayIt's always fair weatherBells are ringing : a musical playBetty Comden and Adolph Green : a bio-bibliography