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Forgotten Musicals Friday: LIDO LADY

Although the month is swiftly drawing to a close, there’s still time to take a look at another of the forgotten musicals created by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart during the 1920s. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: THE GIRL FRIEND

If THE GARRICK GAIETIES, which was featured in last week’s Forgotten Musicals Friday, was an important stepping stone for Richard Rodgers and Lorenza Hart, THE GIRL FRIEND cemented them in the public consciousness of 1920s America. Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Sunday School: THE BOY FRIEND Readathon Part 3

Today’s Musical Theatre Sunday School continues with the readathon of The Boy Friend by Sandy Wilson, which we started two weeks ago. We’ve covered the preface, author’s note and first act so far and today’s reading focuses on Act II … Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: DEAREST ENEMY

The success of The Garrick Gaieties opened up doors for Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Although they had tried to get Dearest Enemy produced before, those in the know had thought that a musical by a relatively untried songwriting team … Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: THE GARRICK GAIETIES

THE GARRICK GAIETIES was an important stepping stone in the career of Rodgers and Hart owing to its introduction (by Sterling Holloway and June Cochrane) of what was arguably their first runaway hit, “Manhattan”. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: POOR LITTLE RITZ GIRL

Poor Little Ritz Girl was the first Broadway show that showcased Rodgers and Hart’s talents to any great extent. Continue reading

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Single-Song Showstopper: “He Vas My Boyfriend”

Today’s single-song showstopper is “He Vas My Boyfriend”, from YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, a musical comedy by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. Read the discussion and post your own thoughts! Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE

The Boys From Syracuse Four men with two names – What do you do with such men? Love them, or love Love. Want to write your own The Boys From Syracuse haiku? Head to the comment box and give it … Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: PAL JOEY

Pal Joey Bewitched by his horn, Women chase him gladly – Still he is alone Want to write your own Pal Joey haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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JUMBO: the SPIDER-MAN of 1935

I just read a rather interesting article by Michael Sommers of the New Jersey Newsroom comparing the follies of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s Jumbo with those of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the show that has caused such a … Continue reading

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