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Mitch Leigh

(b. 1928)

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Ain't Broadway Grand

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

‘No, it ain’t, ’ said one reviewer. The subject of his disappointment had begun its life as Mike, five years before it was retitled Ain’t Broadway Grand for the New ...

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Joan Diener

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(1930–2006).

Stage performer. The striking blonde singer–actress was very effective in operetta and more serious musical plays. Diener was born in Columbus, Ohio, and educated at...

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Joe Darion

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B. 30 January 1911 (1917 is also cited), New York City, New York, USA, d. 16 June 2001, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. An eclectic lyricist, Darion had Top 10 successes ...

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Lee Adams

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Stage songwriters. Creators of some of the brightest Broadway scores of the 1960s, the duo possessed a vernacular for the American sound and slang of its era. Lee [Richard] Adams ...

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Man of La Mancha

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Staged at the ANTA Washington Square Theater, and hence just a little off-Broadway, Man Of La Mancha opened on 22 November 1965. Dale Wasserman’s book combined elements of Miguel de ...

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Once Upon a Brothers Grimm

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(CBS-TV 1977). Even at two hours, this complicated, large-scale musical about the famous storytelling brothers was overcrowded with characters and tales. Yet amid the confusion were...

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Richard Kiley

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(1922–1999).

Stage, film, and television performer. A tall, imposing leading man with a flowing baritone voice, he starred in many memorable Broadway musicals and was very...

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Robert Rounseville

Overview page. Subjects: Musicology and Music History.

(b Attleboro, Mass., 1914; d NY, 1974).

Amer. tenor. Sang in night‐clubs, on radio, and in musicals under name Robert Field. Joined NY City Opera 1948, début as Pelléas opposite...

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