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Leslie Uggams

(b. 1943)

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Blues In The Night (stage musical)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

This celebratory revue of blues music first opened on 6 June 1982 off-Broadway at the Rialto Theatre, where it starred Leslie Uggams and ran for 53 performances. Almost exactly five ...

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Burt Shevelove

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(1915–1982).

Stage and television director and writer. Active on Broadway and in television, he staged both new works and popular revivals. Shevelove was born in Newark, New...

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Call Me Madam

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Ethel Merman enjoyed her greatest film triumph when she recreated her original role in this 1953 adaptation of Irving Berlin’s hit Broadway show. Although she was never considered to be ...

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Chita Rivera

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Performing Arts.

(b Washington, DC, 23 Jan. 1933)

US dancer, singer, and actor. She studied at the School of American Ballet and made her debut in the touring production of Call Me Madam in 1950....

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Donna McKechnie

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1940– ).

Stage, television, and film performer. The tall, leggy dancer-actress has rarely played leads on Broadway but has always lit up the stage in supporting roles in musicals....

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Glenn Osser

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 28 August 1914, Munising, Michigan, USA. The son of Russian immigrants, Osser has had a successful career arranging and conducting for many leading bands and singers. He has also ...

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Hallelujah, Baby!

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Theatre.

(1967),

a musical play by Arthur Laurents (book), Betty Comden, Adolph Green (music, lyrics). [Martin Beck Theatre, 293 perf.; Tony Award.] Sixty years of African‐American culture...

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Mitch Miller

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B. Mitchell William Miller, 4 July 1911, Rochester, New York, USA. An oboist, record producer, arranger and one of the most commercially successful recording artists of the 50s and early ...

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