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Contemporary Musical Theatre

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Mary Grogan

on 24 October 2012

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Transcript of Contemporary Musical Theatre

CONTEMPORARY
MUSICAL
THEATRE! THE 1960s: Changing of the Guard THE 1970s: The Birth of Rock & Concept Musicals THE 1980s: British Invasion THE 1990s:
The Rise of Disney THE 2000s: Defying Gravity FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (1964)
CABARET (1966)
HAIR (1968) Landmark Shows Important People Historical Context The Vietnam War
Civil Rights Movement
Sexual Revolution
Drug-Use Explosion
Political Corruption
Fiddler on the Roof: Molina
Alfred Molina as Tevye in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Minskoff Theatre. (2004) 2009 Revival-Tony's Performance 1972 Film: Liza Minnelli Joel Grey as the Master of Ceremonies in Hal Prince's original Broadway production of Cabaret in 1966. 1998 Revival Poster John Kander-Composer
Fred Ebb-Lyricist
Harold Prince-Producer/Director
Jerome Robbins-Choreographer & Director Historical Context Important People Landmark Shows Landmark Shows Landmark Shows Landmark Shows Continuing Social Change of 60s
Vietnam (Fall of Saigon 1975)
Watergate & Fall of Nixon
Roe v. Wade Legalizes Abortion
Women's Rights Movement Bob Fosse-Director & Choreographer
Michael Bennett-Director/Choreographer/Writer/Dancer
Stephen Sondheim-Composer & Lyricist Jesus Christ Superstar (1971)
A Chorus Line (1975)
Chicago (1975)
Sweeney Todd (1979) 1975 Cover of Time Ted Neeley's Farewell Tour 2006 1973 Film College Production in 2005 1975: Broadway 2008 Revival Chita Rivera & Gwen Verdon (1975) 1996 Revival 2002 Film (2:43) Historical Context Important People The ME! ME! ME! Generation
AIDS CRISIS!
Reagan & The War on Drugs
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Birth of Cable TV & MTV
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Released 2007 Tour 1979 Original Broadway Production 2007 Film with Johnny Depp 2010 Revival Andrew Lloyd Webber-Composer
Tim Rice-Lyricst
Cameron Mackintosh-Producer Cats (1982)
La Cage Aux Folles (1983)
Les Miserables (1987 US)
Phantom of the Opera (1988) Historical Context Gulf War
The Clinton Years
Columbine High School Shootings
Rodney King Riots
Oklahoma City Bombing
Birth of the World Wide Web Important People Jonathon Larson-Composer/Lyricist
Julie Taymor-Director/Costume Designer Rent (1996)
The Lion King (1997) Historical Context 9/11 Attacks
George W. Bush Years
War on Terror
Space Shuttle Columbia Explodes
Economoy/Housing Crash
2008 Barak Obama becomes first African American President The Producers (2001)
Urinetown (2001)
Avenue Q (2003)
Wicked (2003)
Spring Awakening (2006) Important People Mel Brooks-Producer
Stephen Schwartz-Composer/lyricist
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