Tag Archives: Cole Porter

Monday Meditation: I am Not Over the Old Masters

Sometimes its easy to forget just how far musicals have come; it’s also easy to dismiss how much the ground-breakers were doing at the time. 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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Musical Theatre Sunday School: In the Beginning…

In the beginning, there was music and there was drama, and musical theatre was without form. Broadway was in darkness. And Henry Jarrett and Harry Palmer moved upon the face of the district, by arrangement with William Wheatley. “Let there be light,” they said: and there was THE BLACK CROOK. Continue reading

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CD Reviews: A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is a fantastic addition to the musical theatre collection of any fan of the form. Continue reading

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March Monikers: “Blow, Gabriel, Blow”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” is a thrilling showstopper in the gospel “get happy” mould from the classic Cole Porter show, Anything Goes. It’s a straightforward piece, … Continue reading

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March Monikers: “Bianca”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. Kiss Me, Kate features one of Cole Porter’s strongest scores. “Bianca”, sung by Bill Calhoun to woo Lois Lane exclusively into his arms, is often … Continue reading

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A Chain of Musicals: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

In January, Musical Cyberspace is going to work through a chain of musicals. This is how it works: each day I will discuss, in brief, a musical linked to the previous day’s musical by some kind of common ground. It … Continue reading

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