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Abe Burrows

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(b. New York, 18 Dec. 1910; d. New York, 17 May 1985)

Playwright and director. Burrows wrote for radio and early television before turning to the stage as co-librettist with ...

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Abhinavagupta

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Religious Studies — Indian Music — Hinduism.

(c.975–1025)

Greatest of the Kashmiri Śaiva theologians. His works deal with the theoretical, yogic, and ritual

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abhinaya

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Indian Music — Theatre.

Expression of a sentiment or mood through action and gesture; acting in the overall sense. Abhinaya is expressed through anubhāva,

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Aida

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music Theatre.

(2000),

a musical play by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, David Henry Hwang (book), Elton John (music), Tim Rice (lyrics). [Palace Theatre, 1,852 perf.] Only the basic story of...

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Ain't Misbehavin'

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(1978),

a revue in two acts with music by Thomas “Fats” Waller. [Longacre Theatre, 1,604 perf.] Murray Horowitz and Richard Maltby Jr. conceived the musical retrospective, with...

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A.L. Erlanger

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music.

(1860–1930), producer and manager.

As a young boy in his native Cleveland, he sold opera glasses at the Academy of Music and was later appointed treasurer of the Euclid Avenue ...

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Alain Boublil

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music.

(b. Tunis, 5 March 1941) and

(b. Vannes, France, 6 July 1944)

Composer Schönberg first teamed up with lyricist and musical book writer Boublil on a rock opera, La...

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Alan Menken

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Theatre.

(b. 1949), composer.

One of Hollywood's most‐awarded songwriters, Menken began in the theatre and later retained a Broadway flavor in his film compositions. He was born in New...

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Alexander Leftwich

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music Theatre.

(1884–1947), director.

The Philadelphia native began his career as a teenage actor in Baltimore. After spending some years in stock, he worked as assistant to Jesse Lasky and Cecil...

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Alfred Drake

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(1914–92)

American actor and singer. Born Alfredo Capurro, he made his professional debut in 1936 in White Horse Inn, followed by Babes in Arms (1937). He acted regularly in small...

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