Category Archives: Forgotten Musicals Friday

Forgotten Musicals Friday: I REMEMBER MAMA

It’s been almost thirty years since the opening of the last musical that Richard Rodgers composed, I REMEMBER MAMA. What are your memories or thoughts – good or bad – of this show? Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: THE MIKADO

All right. It’s hardly forgotten – and, strictly speaking, it’s not a musical either. But THE MIKADO has been placed under the spotlight once again this week, so I thought I would feature W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s classic comic opera in this column to reflect upon some of the issues raised in the controversy around the The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ planned production of the piece, which was announced as having been cancelled earlier today. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: ALL AMERICAN

It’s not often that you look back at a forgotten musical, even when it comes to many of the most notorious flops, and can see very clearly why it is has been forgotten, why it flopped – or both. ALL AMERICAN is precisely such a musical. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: THE YEARLING

My choice for today’s “Forgotten Musicals Friday” is a musical that, for no obvious reason, captured my imagination: THE YEARLING. As it has no commercial recording and even though Barbra Streisand was a champion of the score in the early years of her career, one doesn’t really read much about the show in general – so I thought it was time to dedicate a column to it. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: BABY

My sister is pregnant and we just found out she is going to have a little girl, so of course, the musical BABY has been on my mind this week. Continue reading

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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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