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Michael Kidd

Overview page. Subjects: Performing Arts — Music.

(b Brooklyn, NY, 12 Aug. 1919; d Los Angeles, 23 Dec. 2007)

US dancer, choreographer, and director. He studied at the School of American Ballet with Vilzak and Schollar and made...

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The Street, 1952

Ethan Mordden.

in Coming up Roses

November 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 11271 words.

It is the coming together of Irving Berlin and Frank Loesser, Ethel Merman and Vivian Blaine, Moss Hart and Michael Kidd, slambang musical comedy and the stimulating musical play—the old...

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Serious Screen Fare, but Flying High on Stage

Andy Propst.

in They Made Us Happy

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 5885 words.

After a false start on one project for MGM (which did ultimately resurface for them a few years later), Comden and Green discovered that Gene Kelly loved an idea they had had for a...

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Anything Goes

Ethan Mordden.

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 400 pages.

This book looks at the musical, from The Beggar's Opera to Wicked. Looking at Star Comic and Sweetheart Heroine; the war between musical comedy and operetta; the rise of the sexy story in...

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