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Oliver Smith

(1918—1994)

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Carol Channing really started something in 1949 when she created the role of diamond-loving Lorelei Lee in the hit Broadway musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Ever since then - even into ...

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In the Summer House

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1953),

a play by Jane Bowles. [Playhouse, 55 perf.] Gertrude Eastman‐Cuevas (Judith Anderson) is a viciously domineering mother who would keep her daughter, Molly (Elizabeth...

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My Fair Lady

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Musical version of G. B. Shaw's play Pygmalion (1912) with music by Frederick Loewe and words by Alan Jay Lerner (b NY, 1918; d NY, 1986). F.p. NY 1956, London 1958, and has been in...

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Robin Wagner

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1933– )

American scenographer who entered the first rank of New York scene designers with Hair (1968). Often associated with large spectacular sets for musicals (Jesus Christ...

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Scene Design in American Theatre

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Although the decorative aspects of theatre are essential to the complete enjoyment of a play and to the understanding of our theatre's history, no full‐scale study of American set design ...

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