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West Side Story & Gypsy

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780195140583
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848867 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0016
West Side Story & Gypsy

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Some call these vastly different shows the culmination of an era in that their vitally story-oriented artistry tops off the epoch of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Others see the pair as the start of the next era, in which the musical play breaks away from the Rodgers and Hammerstein model into new structures—West Side Story all magicked up with dance, and Gypsy—so lean it virtually has a cast of three—that point toward Cabaret, Company, and A Chorus Line.

Keywords: West Side Story; Gypsy; Cabaret; Company; A Chorus Line; musical play

Chapter.  6263 words. 

Subjects: Popular Music

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