Part I. Early Broadway
Part I. Early Broadway THEA 3355
Popular in Broadway Musicals
Popular in Theatre
verified elite notetaker
This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by KimberlyQuan on Saturday September 5, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to THEA 3355 at University of Texas at El Paso taught by Gregory Taylor in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 191 views. For similar materials see Broadway Musicals in Theatre at University of Texas at El Paso.
Reviews for Part I. Early Broadway
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
Date Created: 09/05/15
Part I Early Broadway August 27 2015 WHERE IS BROADWAY ANYWAYS THE BROADWAY DISTRICT IS ONLY 12 BLOCKS BY 2 BLOCKS Consists of 40 theatres This is where American Musical Theatre originated Hit songs from shows provided a musical backdrop to a growing country 0 Manhattan New York City Times Square to be exact NEW AMSTERDAM THEATRE Home of the Ziegfeld Follies and later used by Disney for productions of the Lion King The Black Crook Considered the 1st musical Already established play Melodrama with some music and immodestly dressed ballet girls This popular combination played around the country for over 40 years Harrigan amp Hart Known for the Mulligan Guard Show Basic plot would be interrupted by song and dance which had little to do with the plot but tried to integrate the two Gilbert amp Sullivan English composer and lyricist of operettas which include o HMS Pinafore 0 Pirates of Penzance written and performed in the United States In the early 19005 producers began staging quotRevuesquot This was an evening entertainment made of various songs by various writers built around common theme or a collection of songs celebrating the work of one or more composers This can be exempli ed through productions such as SmokeyJoe39s Caf Victor Herbert was known for his French Operettas but we39ll hear more from him later Florenz Ziegfeld producer of Ziegfeld Follies Scantily clad showgirls Elaborate costumes Sumptuous scenery Variety acts He featured several singers Brought comedians like Fanny Brice Funny Girl Most popular The Ziegfeld Girls show girls OOOOOOO MINSTREL SHows FROM THE SAME VEIN AS REVUES There were whites in black face and blacks in black face Bert Williams rst black man to star along with whites on Broadway 0 quotIn Dahomeyquot 1St musical written by black writers and starred an all black cast 0 Introduced Bert Williams George Cohan Ultimate song and dance man Came from a family of Vaudeville performers Wrote patriotic songs Fanny Brice comic singer and dancer Noted for Yiddish dialect and humor In part known for singing the heart breaking song quotMy Manquot The musical Funny Girl is based on her life