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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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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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Audra McDonald

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Theatre.

(b. 1971), actress and singer.

The African‐American performer, with an opera‐quality voice and a passionate stage presence, has found success with each of her New York appearances...

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Blanche Ring

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Theatre.

(1876?–1961), singer.

The Boston‐born daughter and granddaughter of performers, the tiny blonde belter of songs made her first appearance in a small role opposite Richard Mansfield...

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