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Acting Operatically

Marianne Sharp.

in Gestures of Music Theater

December 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Dance. 7556 words.

Focusing on what this chapter terms its “operatic” vocal score, this chapter offers a detailed analysis of Fiona Shaw’s performance as Winnie in Beckett”s Happy Days (1961), in Deborah...

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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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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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Andre de Shields

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music Theatre.

(b. 1946), actor and singer.

He was born in Baltimore and educated at the University of Wisconsin and New York University before getting work as a backup singer for Bette ...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Theatre.

(b. 1948), composer, producer.

The London‐born son of musical parents, he first achieved American recognition when his popular recording of the rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar,...

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Angry Dance

Judith A. Sebesta.

in Gestures of Music Theater

December 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Dance. 6972 words.

This essay explores how contemporary dance in Broadway musicals engages and activates the performativity of gendered identity, particularly masculine, through postmodern dance. First a...

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Ann Reinking

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Music Theatre.

(b Seattle, 10 Nov. 1949)

US dancer, choreographer, and director. She studied ballet locally, at San Francisco Ballet School and with Joffrey, making her debut with the corps de...

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Theatre.

(1875).

In the late summer of 1875 Jules Verne's popular 1873 novel became the source of two competing extravaganzas, which mingled Verne's tale of Phileas Fogg with elaborate...

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Arthur Hammerstein

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Theatre.

(1872–1955).

Stage producer. A prodigious presenter of operetta on the Broadway stage, he produced works by Vincent Youmans, Rudolf Friml, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Otto...

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