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Bernstein meets Broadway : collaborative art in a time of war

Author: Carol J Oja
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Broadway legacies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Leonard Bernstein first arrived in New York City, he was an unknown artist working with other brilliant twentysomethings, notably Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. By the end of the 1940s, these artists were world famous. Their collaborations defied artistic boundaries and subtly pushed a progressive political agenda, altering the landscape of musical theater, ballet, and nightclub comedy. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol J Oja
ISBN: 9780199379989 019937998X
OCLC Number: 897004513
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 399 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents: Section I: Ballet and nightclubs --
Youthful celebrity and personal freedom: breaking out with Fancy Free --
From the nightclubs to Broadway: the revuers, comedy skits, and left-wing politics --
Broadway and racial politics --
Creating a Broadway musical: the conception and debut of On the Town --
A Japanese American star during World War II: Sono Osato and "exotic ivy Smith" --
Desegregating Broadway: On the Town and race --
Biographies onstage: On the town's black conductor, dancers, and singers --
Musical style --
Crossover composition: the musical identities of On the Town --
On the Town after dark: the nightclub scene --
Epilogue: Beyond Fancy Free and On the Town.
Series Title: Broadway legacies
Other Titles: Collaborative art in a time of war
Responsibility: Carol J. Oja.

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With an innovative historical framework, Carol J. Oja explores the emergence during World War II of Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green.  Read more...

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