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Broadway! a musical history. / 2, Broadway comes of age

Author: Ron HusmannHolly SaundersWilliam HammersteinEthan MorddenBetty ComdenAll authors
Publisher: Irvine, Calif. : Chesney Communications, [1988].
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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A video series presenting a chronological history of the Broadway musical featuring interviews with famous people of the theater, including actors, actresses, directors, and historians. This second segment traces the history of Broadway theater through the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Discusses the development of musical comedy and revue, the decline of the operetta and the trend toward integrated and "meaningful"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Arthur Schwartz; Howard Dietz; Cole Porter; George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin; Jerome Kern; Lorenz Hart; Richard Rodgers; Ethel Merman; Oscar Hammerstein, II; Howard Dietz; George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin; Oscar Hammerstein, II; Lorenz Hart; Jerome Kern; Ethel Merman; Cole Porter; Richard Rodgers; Arthur Schwartz
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Husmann; Holly Saunders; William Hammerstein; Ethan Mordden; Betty Comden; Adolph Green; Gerald Martin Bordman; Harold Prince; Macdonald Carey; George Abbott; Alfred Drake; Stanley Green; Chesney Communications.
OCLC Number: 78531567
Notes: Title on container: Broadway! a history of the musical.
Based in part on: Broadway musicals, show by show / Stanley Green.
Credits: Editor, Gary Dimaggio ; songs performed by Ron Husmann, Holly Saunders.
Performer(s): Host: Ron Husmann.
Commentary: Ethan Mordden, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Gerald Bordman, Harold Prince, Macdonald Carey, George Abbott, Alfred Drake.
Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 guide (132 p.)
Details: VHS.
Contents: Musical theater and the Depression, 1928-1934 --
Light-hearted Broadway goes serious, 1935-1942 --
World War II, the musical comes of age, 1943-1945 --
Rogers and Hammerstein era.
Other Titles: Musical theater and the Depression, 1928-1934.
Light-hearted Broadway goes serious, 1935-1942.
World War II, the musical comes of age, 1943-1945.
Rogers and Hammerstein era.
Broadway! a history of the musical.
Broadway comes of age
Responsibility: produced and directed by William Hammerstein.

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A video series presenting a chronological history of the Broadway musical featuring interviews with famous people of the theater, including actors, actresses, directors, and historians. This second segment traces the history of Broadway theater through the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Discusses the development of musical comedy and revue, the decline of the operetta and the trend toward integrated and "meaningful" shows. Reviews hit shows from that era.

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