Part VIII. A New Breed of Musicals Arise
Part VIII. A New Breed of Musicals Arise THEA 3355
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Date Created: 10/05/15
A New Breed of Musicals Arise September 29 2015 The Pajama Game Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell Directed by George Abbott and Jerome Robbins Choreographed by Bob Fossee Based on the novel 7 12 Cents by Richard Bissell The story deals with the labor troubles in a labor factory It is known for its score and introducing Bob Fossee as a choreographer and Harold Prince39s rst show as a producer It has not had a major success in terms of having a revival on Broadway but is very popular in community theater productions Peter Pan Music by Mark Charlap and Julie Styne Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh Comden and Green While the play Peter Pan Based on Barrie s novel had been a hit around America since 1905 it was the 1954 musical version starring Mary Martin that has endured most notably through its presentation on television Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby has made a career of this role Damn Yankees Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop Directed by George Abbott Choreographed by Bob Fossee Based on the Faust legend Man sells his soul to the devil so his beloved baseball team can beat those damn Yankees Most noted for its clever script and Bob Fosse39s choreography My Fair Lady Music by Frederick Loewe Lyrics and Book by Alan Jay Directed by Moss Hart Choreography by Hanya Holm Considered by many to be one of the best musicals ever written My Fair Lady is based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw It tells the story of a cockney ower girl who is taken in by a linguist and taught to speak and behave like a lady all to win a bet Other writers had tried to turn this play into a musical including Rodgers and Hammerstein but it was Lerner and Loewe who did it by using the songs to bring romance into the story where there was none in the original play The movie version is highly recommended There is an interesting side note regarding the lm version starring Audrey Hepburn My Fair lady had one of the most successful Original Broadway Cast albums ever released staying on the charts longer than Elvis and The Beatles Li l Abner Music by Gene de Paul Lyrics by Johnny Mercer Book by Norman Panama Melvin Frank and Michael Kidd Directed and choreographed by Michael Kidd Remember Sadie Hawkins Day Candide Music by Leonard Bernstein Lyrics by Richard Wilbur Book by Lillian Hellman Directed by Tyrone Guthrie This musical is based on the Voltaire play which is a satire on mindless optimism It was not a success in the rst production 73 performances but it has been revived several times with greater success and is very popular with Opera companies and Universities with people who can handle the score
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