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Alain Boublil

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music.

(b. Tunis, 5 March 1941) and

(b. Vannes, France, 6 July 1944)

Composer Schönberg first teamed up with lyricist and musical book writer Boublil on a rock opera, La...

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Alan Menken

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Theatre.

(b. 1949), composer.

One of Hollywood's most‐awarded songwriters, Menken began in the theatre and later retained a Broadway flavor in his film compositions. He was born in New...

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Alexander Leftwich

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music Theatre.

(1884–1947), director.

The Philadelphia native began his career as a teenage actor in Baltimore. After spending some years in stock, he worked as assistant to Jesse Lasky and Cecil...

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Alfred Drake

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(1914–92)

American actor and singer. Born Alfredo Capurro, he made his professional debut in 1936 in White Horse Inn, followed by Babes in Arms (1937). He acted regularly in small...

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Alice Delysia

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music.

B. Alice LaPize, 3 March 1889, Paris, France, d. 9 February 1979, Brighton, Sussex, England. After appearing in several stage productions in Paris, Delysia played on Broadway in the chorus...

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allegro

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Music.

(It.).

Merry, i.e. quick, lively, bright. Often used as the title of a comp. or movement in that style. The superlative is allegrissimo.

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allemande

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

[Fr. for German]

Term applied to several dances or styles of movement popular between the 15th and 19th centuries, and denoting either a German origin or German characteristics....

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An American in Paris

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

Gershwin's 1928 orchestral score has been choreographed several times by e.g. R. Page (Cincinnati, 1936) but the best-known dance version is in G. Kelly's 1951 film of the same title.

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Andre de Shields

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music Theatre.

(b. 1946), actor and singer.

He was born in Baltimore and educated at the University of Wisconsin and New York University before getting work as a backup singer for Bette ...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Theatre.

(b. 1948), composer, producer.

The London‐born son of musical parents, he first achieved American recognition when his popular recording of the rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar,...

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