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Author: Cy Feuer; Michael Kantor; Buddy Squires
Publisher: New York , 1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Raw interview footage used for the documentary Broadway, the American musical. Producer, director, composer and musician Cy Feuer discusses the creation of the musical Guys and dolls, starting with its origins in the work of Damon Runyon, teaming up with producer Ernest H. Martin, working with composer Frank Loesser, and librettist Abe Burrows' transformation of Runyon's writing for the show. Other topics of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual works
Musicals
Unedited footage
Interviews
Named Person: Cy Feuer; Frank Loesser; Frank Loesser
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Cy Feuer; Michael Kantor; Buddy Squires
OCLC Number: 122942132
Notes: Copy of transcript available.
This interview is one of a group of interviews with 90 individuals used in making the documentary Broadway, the American musical. The completed production is available on NCOX 2058.
Credits for completed production from pbs.org: A film by Michael Kantor ; produced by Jeff Dupre, Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; written by Marc Fields, Michael Kantor, Laurence Maslon, and JoAnne Young ; directed by Michael Kantor.
Time code on frame.
Contains various takes; at occasional, brief intervals the audio continues without image.
Credits: Cameraman: Buddy Squires.
Performer(s): Interviewer: Michael Kantor. Interviewee: Cy Feuer.
Event notes: Videotaped in New York, N.Y. on February 23, 1999.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (64 min.) : sd., col. SP ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Broadway, the American musical
Broadway: The American musical :

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Raw interview footage used for the documentary Broadway, the American musical. Producer, director, composer and musician Cy Feuer discusses the creation of the musical Guys and dolls, starting with its origins in the work of Damon Runyon, teaming up with producer Ernest H. Martin, working with composer Frank Loesser, and librettist Abe Burrows' transformation of Runyon's writing for the show. Other topics of discussion include his favorite Broadway shows; Ethel Merman's singing voice; the song Adelaide's lament, introduced by Vivian Blaine, his favorite from Guys and dolls; theatrical producer George Abbott; director George S. Kaufmann's input during the inception of Guys and dolls; composer Cole Porter, including his working habits and his riding accident; Michael Kidd's choreography in the musical Subways are for sleeping, featuring dancer Michael Bennett; the work of choreographer Bob Fosse; dancer Gwen Verdon; the origins of the musical theater and its current state; his encounters with choreographer George Balanchine on the musical Where's Charley?; the casting of B. S. Pulley in the role of Big Julie in Guys and dolls; his opinion of the significance of the musical comedy; the future of Broadway; opening nights on Broadway during the 1950s.

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