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To Broadway, to life!

Lambert, Philip

To Broadway, to life!

the musical theater of Bock and Harnick

by Lambert, Philip

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bock, Jerry -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Harnick, Sheldon -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Musicals -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPhilip Lambert.
    SeriesBroadway legacies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML410.B661 L36 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24054436M
    ISBN 109780195390070
    LC Control Number2010001966

    She has saved her money and on this day plans to get away with Fleetwood and leave the life for good, enjoying, with Sonja "A Lovely Day to Get Out of Jail". Halfway through it, Uggams was joined by two young sailors, each of whom took her by the arm and led her downstage toward the audience as she sang. My opinion is that it begins on the opening night of Oklahoma! Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Hamilton's biography was written by Rob Chernow.

    Expose them to LGBTQ writers and artists who can make them understand the power of their otherness and guide them on how to take care of themselves and their partners. It got me thinking about this show. It is a blessing. Where's your bald spot? A machine is made from standardized, manufactured parts, assembled according to a particular logic; when switched on, it does a task, or perhaps a series of them.

    It asked audiences to consider courtship and marriage, and the inevitable next generation in the light of what it meant to be an American, to become an American. Writers learned how to erect an opening number, introduce a hero or heroine whose burning passion would drive the plot, send in the clowns, create an uncertain romance that would blossom, founder, and, usually, recover. Part of the reason for this, to be fair, was that there were suddenly some extremely compelling shows rooted in the most unlikely source material, seemingly semi-improvised: Hair may have started the trend, which has continued and encouraged both inspired outsiders and rank incompetents alike. As she told the Boston Post some years later "theatrical managers laughed good-naturedly and shook their heads," adding that "they said I wouldn't last.


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Federle punctuates his "lessons" with his own experience, good and bad, from moments of triumph to moments of defeat. Haute Headpiece Never comfortable with the commonplace, her gorgeous, woven gown got a bold matching topper at the Academy Awards — a nod to her famous headwear of years past.

When I was growing up, so much of what we were hoping to achieve seemed like a pipe dream to us, and to LGBTQ bigots, their worst nightmare. With a Broadway opening staring him in the face, he finally went into retreat and came back with two new scenes, one in the middle of the second act in which the sister explains why, although she won't let go of the piano, she'll never play it again.

Why not? After twelve years, we had paid back all of our loans and we were still in business! Show Boat came first, with its serious intentions and somewhat integrated score, but it straddled the worlds of operetta and the musical play — a fascinating experiment, and a great musical, but not quite modern.

Every parent understands wanting to prepare our children for what we know will come. And even though I never pursued acting as a career, I have had my Tony Award acceptance speech written since I was about This may sound like a trivial pursuit for an art form, but it's just the opposite.

Or thing that you can barely accept about yourself? That's the real reason that the arrival of Oklahoma! They weren't always able to follow these ideas to a successful outcome, but at least they knew where they were aiming, even though it was sometimes at a moving target.

Every now and then the divine spirit comes down for a visit, that's all. And it endorsed the idea that romance — the kind that demands a bed right away — far from being destructive, was the first building block to happiness in society. They let me cry. God went down on the Titanic.

So this book is an attempt to describe the mechanics of the great musicals — how they were planned and built, and why, so often, they get under our skin and remain a part of us for a lifetime. The demi-monde hangs out at a bar owned by Lacy, who has seen it all but has certain affection for his clientele.

Writers learned how to erect an opening number, introduce a hero or heroine whose burning passion would drive the plot, send in the clowns, create an uncertain romance that would blossom, founder, and, usually, recover. Growing up in New Jersey, I was fortunate enough to get to see Broadway shows fairly often, and I was persuasive enough that my parents or grandmother bought me the original cast album, which I quickly devoured and I have been in love with the theater since my highly regarded performance as Sir Joseph in Marlboro Elementary School's production of HMS Pinafore.

Harris: 'You are a better businessman than I am. The diva had arrived. It means that I have lived up to the trust that he reposed in me. Background[ edit ] Ira Gasman recalls walking on 42nd Street in New York City and seeing an arrest: "What theatre, I thought, right there in the street!

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