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Beatrice Lillie

(1894—1989) actress and singer

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Adele Dixon

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B. Adela Helena Dixon, 3 June 1908, Newington, London, England, d. 11 April 1992, Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, England. A versatile actress with a pleasing soprano voice who was equally...

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Adelphi Theatre

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A theatre on the Strand, London, in what is now the West End. Originally the Sans Pareil, it opened as the Adelphi in 1818. Rebuilt in 1858, 1901, and 1930 ...

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André Charlot

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B. 26 July 1882, Paris, France, d. 20 May 1956, Woodland, California, USA. A manager, producer and director of sophisticated intimate revues from the 1910s through to the late 30s ...

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Andre Charlot's Revue

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(Times Square Theatre 1924). A British import by London impresario–director Andre Chalot, the musical revue was delightful in its own right but is most remembered for introducing Gertrude...

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At Home Abroad

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Subtitled ‘A Musical Holiday’, this revue opened in New York at the Winter Garden Theatre on 19 September 1935. With music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz, the ...

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Auntie Mame

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(1956),

a comedy by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee. [Broadhurst Theatre, 639 perf.] Auntie Mame (Rosalind Russell), an irrepressible scatterbrain but also a life‐affirming...

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Big Top

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This revue by Herbert Farjeon was staged at London’s His Majesty’s Theatre in 1942. Starring Beatrice Lillie, Patricia Burke, Cyril Ritchard, Madge Elliott, Fred Emney and Charles Hickman,...

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British Musicals

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While British films and television shows of any genre were uncommon events in the States until the 1960s, stage musicals from Great Britain playing on Broadway and on tour were ...

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C. B. Cochran

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(1872–1951)

English manager and impresario. Beginning in the USA as an actor, press agent, and manager, Cochran served as personal secretary to Richard Mansfield, then as a...

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Cambridge Theatre

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London, in Earlham Street, at Seven Dials. This theatre, seating 1,275 on three tiers, opened in 1930 with Charlot's Masquerade, starring Beatrice Lillie. In 1934 the Comédie-Française gave...

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