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Musical Theatre in NYC: c.1920-c.1930
Transcript of Musical Theatre in NYC: c.1920-c.1930
Musical Theatre in the Roaring 20's
The Start of Rodgers and Hart
George and Ira Gershwin
Cole Porter Begins
Kurt Weill's and Bertolt Brecht's
The Threepenny Opera
Kern's and Hammerstein's Show Boat
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
from Leave It To Me (1938)
If I Were a Rich Man
from Fiddler on the Roof
By Harnick and Bock
Let's Do It
from Paris (1928)
from the Revue, Garrick Gaieties
I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise
Somebody Loves Me
Tin Pan Alley
George White's Scandals
Rhapsody in Blue (1924)
from Lady Be Good (1924)
Someone To Watch Over Me
from Oh, Kay
No Jazz Here!
Drink, Drink, Drink!
from The Student Prince (1924)
Only a Rose
from The Vagabond King (1925)
Mack the Knife
from Threepenny Opera
The Beggar's Opera
Original 1928 German Poster
Notes on Cole Porter Begins
Notes on The Start of Rodgers and Hart
Notes on George and Ira Gershwin
Notes on American Operetta
Notes on Threepenny Opera
Notes from Kendrick's, Musical Theatre: A History
Kern's and Hammerstein's First Joint Effort
and it's musical Inversion,
Old Man River
AABA Song Form
Tess Gardella and Anna Robinson as Aunt Jemima
Musical Comedy, Musical Play, or Operetta?
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Negro Folk Song
Old Man River
You Are Love
Life Upon the Wicked Stage
After the Ball is Over
Tin Pan Alley
Notes on Kern;s and Hammerstein's Show Boat
In 1887, The "Cotton Blossom", owned by the Hawk family, is an entertainment river boat traveling along the southern Mississippi. She is owned by the Hawk family and Julie Laverne and her husband are the stars of the show. A snitch on board reveals to the local police that Julie (who's half- African-American) is married to a white man, and they are forced to leave the show boat. Magnolia Hawk, Captain Andy Hawks daughter, becomes the new show boat attraction and her leading man is Gaylord Ravenal, a gambler. The two instantly fall in love, and marry. Magnolia and Gaylord leave the, "Cotton Blossom", for a whirl wind honeymoon. It soon becomes clear to Magnolia that gambling means more to Gaylord than anything else. Magnolia confronts Gaylord and after he gambles away their fortune. He leaves her, unaware that she is pregnant. Magnolia is left penniless and pregnant, and is left to fend for herself, and make a new start.