Times Square Style

Graphics from the Golden Age of Broadway

Author: Vicki Gold Levi,Steven Heller

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984902

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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Before there was Vegas, and long before there was "reality television," there was Times Square. For a century, it has stood as the blazing Crossroads of the World; the sometimes magical, sometimes tawdry, but always spectacular epicenter of American commercial culture. Times Square Style is a visual compendium of the energy and dazzle and glamour that made the Great White Way the most famous -- and notorious -- place in America's most famous -- and notorious -- city. From Ziegfeld's Follies and George White's Scandals to titanic signs with screaming type -- Drink Pepsi! Smoke Camels! Good to the Last Drop! -- to burlesques with dancing girls in short, short skirts, this book brings to colorful life a trove of arcane, lost, and otherwise forgotten promotions, signs, flyers, programs, posters, records, napkins, advertisements, billboards, and other works of ephemera large and small. Times Square Style is published on the centennial anniversary of this defining American place, with more than 200 color images and 25 vintage black-and-white prints.
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The Great White Way

Race and the Broadway Musical

Author: Warren Hoffman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813571308

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 8818

Broadway musicals are one of America’s most beloved art forms and play to millions of people each year. But what do these shows, which are often thought to be just frothy entertainment, really have to say about our country and who we are as a nation? The Great White Way is the first book to reveal the racial politics, content, and subtexts that have haunted musicals for almost one hundred years from Show Boat (1927) to The Scottsboro Boys (2011). Musicals mirror their time periods and reflect the political and social issues of their day. Warren Hoffman investigates the thematic content of the Broadway musical and considers how musicals work on a structural level, allowing them to simultaneously present and hide their racial agendas in plain view of their audiences. While the musical is informed by the cultural contributions of African Americans and Jewish immigrants, Hoffman argues that ultimately the history of the American musical is the history of white identity in the United States. Presented chronologically, The Great White Way shows how perceptions of race altered over time and how musicals dealt with those changes. Hoffman focuses first on shows leading up to and comprising the Golden Age of Broadway (1927–1960s), then turns his attention to the revivals and nostalgic vehicles that defined the final quarter of the twentieth century. He offers entirely new and surprising takes on shows from the American musical canon—Show Boat (1927), Oklahoma! (1943), Annie Get Your Gun (1946), The Music Man (1957), West Side Story (1957), A Chorus Line (1975), and 42nd Street (1980), among others. New archival research on the creators who produced and wrote these shows, including Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim, and Edward Kleban, will have theater fans and scholars rethinking forever how they view this popular American entertainment.
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The First Black Actors on the Great White Way

Author: Susan Curtis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780826213303

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 277

View: 2445

A detailed study of Three Plays for a Negro Theater, the first all-black cast production on Broadway, tells the story of those responsible for the groundbreaking 1917 production and explores the cultural and social temper of those times. UP.
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Broadway Babylon

Glamour, Glitz, and Gossip on the Great White Way

Author: Boze Hadleigh

Publisher: Back Stage Books

ISBN: 0307830136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 8643

The first book of theater celebrity gossip, can you believe it? Here's the book that airs Broadway's dirty laundry! Inspired by the classic Hollywood Babylon (in print for more than forty years, more than 100,000 copies sold), Broadway Babylon presents a hyper-entertaining look at the Great White Way's biggest scandals, best-kept secrets, and most over-the-top feuds. Author Boze Hadleigh, the preeminent disher of celebrity dish, serves up 400 pages of tasty, never-before-told stories about such show-biz icons as Ethel Merman, Tennessee Williams, Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, and many, many others. Get it while it's hot!
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On Broadway

Art and Commerce on the Great White Way

Author: Steven Adler

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

View: 9209

At a critical, transitional moment in the history of Broadway—and, by extension, of American theatre itself—former Broadway stage manager Steven Adler enlists insider perspectives from sixty-six practitioners and artists to chronicle the recent past and glimpse the near future of the Great White Way. From marquee names to behind-the-scenes power brokers, Adler has assembled a distinctly knowledgeable cast of theatre’s elite, including Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Des McAnuff, Frank Rich, Robin Wagner, Rocco Landesman, Robert Longbottom, Todd Haimes, Bernard Gersten, and Alan Eisenberg. On Broadway: Art and Commerce on the Great White Way spotlights the differing vantage points of performers, artists, writers, managers, producers, critics, lawyers, theatre owners, union leaders, city planners, and other influential players. Each details his or her firsthand account of the creative and economic forces that have wrought extraordinary changes in the way Broadway theatre is conceived, produced, marketed, and executed. Once the paramount site of American theatre, Broadway today is becoming a tourist-driven, family-friendly, middle-class entertainment oasis in Midtown, an enterprise inextricably bound to the larger mosaic of national and international professional theatre. Accounting for this transformation and presaging Broadway’s identity for the twenty-first century, Adler and his interviewees assess the impact of the advent of corporate producers, the ascendance of not-for-profit theatres on Broadway, and the growing interdependence between regional and Broadway productions. Also critiqued are the important roles of the radical urban redevelopment staged in Times Square and the changing demographics and appetites of contemporary theatre audiences in New York and around the globe. Actors and administrators, performers and producers, theatre students and theatregoers will all benefit from the perceptive insights in this authoritative account of theatre making for the new millennium.
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Black Broadway

African Americans on the Great White Way

Author: Stewart F. Lane

Publisher: Square One Pub

ISBN: 9780757003882

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4376

An entertaining, poignant history of a Broadway of which few are aware.
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Broadway Rhythm Band

Sing and Play Down the Great White Way! 10 Unison Showtunes With Optional Rhythm Band

Author: Andy Beck

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739051535

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 9988

Discover and explore exciting Broadway rhythms while singing and playing these ten famous showtunes. Each is arranged for unison voices and three optional rhythm band instruments. Use the "practice patterns" to study and prepare first, sing and play the individual parts next, and then combine the instruments and voices for music classroom fun...or concert stage success! Reproducible pages are included in the publication and on the Enhanced SoundTrax CD. Songs include: Another Op'nin, Another Show (Kiss Me, Kate); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Forty-Second Street (42nd Street); Give My Regards to Broadway (Little Johnny Jones); Hernando's Hideaway (The Pajama Game); I Want to Be Happy (No, No, Nanette); If I Only Had a Brain (The Wizard of Oz); Together Wherever We Go (Gypsy); Try to Remember (The Fantasticks); and Wouldn't It Be Loverly (My Fair Lady).
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It Happened on Broadway

An Oral History of the Great White Way

Author: Myrna Katz Frommer,Harvey Frommer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1589799178

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

View: 5377

In this deliciously revealing oral history of Broadway from World War II through the early 1980s, more than one hundred theater veterans—including Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle, and Al Hirschfeld—deliver the behind-the-scenes story of the hits, the stars, the feuds, and the fiascoes. Along the way there are evocations of the great comedians and dramatic actors who had that indefinable magic that made them stand out above the rest. With verve, love, and passion, this book gives us the story of more than half a century of great theater—from the inside out.
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Broadway Rhythm Band

Sing and Play Down the Great White Way! 10 Unison Showtunes with Optional Rhythm Band

Author: Andy Beck,Tim Hayden

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457427930

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 7735

Discover and explore exciting Broadway rhythms while singing and playing these ten famous showtunes. Each is arranged for unison voices and three optional rhythm band instruments. Use the "practice patterns" to study and prepare first, sing and play the individual parts next, and then combine the instruments and voices for music classroom fun...or concert stage success! Titles: * Another Op'nin, Another Show (Kiss Me, Kate) * Chitty Chitty Bang Bang * Forty-Second Street (42nd Street) * Give My Regards to Broadway (Little Johnny Jones) * Hernando's Hideaway (The Pajama Game) * I Want to Be Happy (No, No, Nanette) * If I Only Had a Brain (The Wizard of Oz) * Together Wherever We Go (Gypsy) * Try to Remember (The Fantasticks) * Wouldn't It Be Loverly (My Fair Lady)
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The Great White Way

A Re-Creation of Broadway's Golden Era of Theatrical Entertainment

Author: Allen Churchill

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781258202323

Category:

Page: 326

View: 6903

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The Great White Way

Author: Albert Bigelow Paine

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781494136833

Category:

Page: 342

View: 7357

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1901 Edition.
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Die Legende von Sleepy Hollow

Neu übersetzte Ausgabe

Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3842345550

Category: Fiction

Page: 69

View: 8991

Irvings Geschichte vom kopflosen Reitergespenst, die er 1820 veröffentlichte, gehört in den Vereinigten Staaten zu den bekanntesten literarischen Stoffen. Wer sich für die US-amerikanische Kultur interessiert und gleichzeitig eine vergnügliche Lektüre sucht, kommt an "Sleepy Hollow"nicht vorbei. Der Verdienst, diese Geschichte auch deutschen Lesern erschlossen zu haben, gebührt zweifellos Adolf Strodtmann, der diese und weitere englischsprachigen Erzählungen im 19. Jahrhundert übersetzt hat. Allerdings ist diese Übertragung für heutige Leser streckenweise kaum noch verständlich, was die Freude, sich mit der Geschichte zu beschäftigen, deutlich trübt. Dieser Band enthält daher eine aktuelle Übersetzung, die exklusiv für ofd edition erstellt wurde.
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Ellington

The Early Years

Author: Mark Tucker

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065095

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

View: 4108

Posted in Biography & Autobiography