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Ahrens and Flaherty

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Songwriting team. Lynn Ahrens (b. 1948),

the lyricist and librettist member of the duo, was born in New York and studied journalism at Syracuse University. She wrote television...

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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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Betty Comden

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(b. New York, 3 May 1915)

Having begun as a performer in a nightclub act, Comden established a lyric writing partnership with fellow performer Adolph Green (b. New York, 2 ...

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Biographical Musicals

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Generally inaccurate and romanticized versions of the truth, musicals based on famous people have always had an appeal in Broadway musicals. Historical personages singing and dancing may...

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Brian Stokes Mitchell

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1957– ).

Stage and television performer. The dashing, ethnically mixed baritone has quickly developed into a musical leading man in the old tradition, usually playing classic...

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Business and Labor in Musicals

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

These two recurring subjects in Broadway musicals have been treated satirically, as is often the case of business, or fervently, as sometimes in the matter of labor. From the Fordyce ...

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Do Re Mi

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Not remotely connected with the famous song of that title written in 1959 by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein for their smash-hit musical, The Sound Of Music, this show, which ...

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Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(New York).

One of Broadway's oldest and also newest theatres is actually two 42nd Street playhouses, the Lyric and the Apollo, that were combined into one and opened in 1998 ...

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Graciela Daniele

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Theatre.

(b. 1939), choreographer and director.

The Argentine‐born Daniele began her New York career in 1963 in the dancing chorus of Broadway musicals, but in the 1980s she established her...

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Grapes of Wrath

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1990),

a stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel by Frank Galati. [Cort Theatre, 188 perf.; Tony Award.] Originating at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, this earthy and...

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