Tag Archives: American Musical Theater

Friday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Cynthia Erivo

Today’s Tony Winner is Cynthia Erivo, who won Best Actress in a Musical for the Color Purple, where she played Celie.  

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Friday Open Thread: Tony Winners of the 1950’s

We conclude this week of 1950’s Tony Winners for Best Musical. 1958: The Music Man The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread: Tony Winners of the 1950’s

1956: Damn Yankees Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread: Tony Winners of the 1950’s

1954: Kismet Kismet is a musical with lyrics and musical adaptation (as well as some original music) by Robert Wright and George Forrest, adapted from the music of Alexander Borodin, and a book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis, based … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread: Tony Winners of the 1950’s

We continue with Tony Winners for Best Musical during the 1950’s. 1952: The King and I The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread: Tony Winners of the 1950’s

They announced the nominations for the Tony Awards this week. Thought we would go back in time and visit Tony winners for Best Musical of the 1950’s.   1950: South Pacific South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread: American Musical Theater – Stephen Sondheim Week

I hope that you have enjoyed this week with Stephen Sondheim.

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Thursday Open Thread: American Musical Theater- Stephen Sondheim Week

More from Mr. Sondheim. Collaborations with Hal Prince (1970–1981)[edit] Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince After the completion of Do I Hear a Waltz, Sondheim devoted himself to both composing and writing lyrics for a series of varied and adventurous musicals. … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread: American Musical Theater – Stephen Sondheim

As both composer and lyricist The first musical for which Sondheim wrote both the music and lyrics was A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. It opened in 1962 and ran 964 performances. The book, based on … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread: American Musical Theater – Stephen Sondheim

More from Mr. Sondheim. Early Broadway success Burt Shevelove invited Sondheim to a party, but Sondheim accidentally got there before Shevelove, and unfortunately Sondheim knew no one else at the party. He saw a familiar face, Arthur Laurents, who had … Continue reading

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