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Broadway Music

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on 17 July 2013

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Transcript of Broadway Music

Broadway Music
Music within Broadway musicals
live theatrical shows usually performed in Broadway theaters
also called "show tunes" and used for a variety of purposes within the show
It has lyrics, which are sung by characters in the show
Music used for dance are rearrangements of songs that has already been sung
amplify their emotions
advance the story line
underscore emotional scenes
entertain audiences during scene changes
TONIGHT (1956)
introduced in the Broadway musical West Side Story
Written by:
Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by:
Stephen Sondheim
is a song from the stage musical The Phantom of the Opera
THINK OF ME
Composed by:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
ALL THAT JAZZ (1975)
is a song from the musical Chicago
Lyrics by:
Fred Ebb
Music by:
John Kander
ON MY OWN
is song from the musical Les Miserables
Composed by:
Claude-Michel Schönberg
MEMORY (1981)
often incorrectly referred to as "Memories", is a show tune from the musical Cats
Written by:
Trevor Nunn
Operetta
Vaudeville
is a genre of light opera
grew out of the French opéra comique
around the middle of the 19th century
theatrical genre of variety entertainment
derived from the expression "voix de ville"
"voice of the city" or "songs of the town."
early 1880s until the early 1930s

DEVELOPMENT OF BROADWAY MUSIC
Theater of Ancient Greece

(5th century BCE)
Mystery Plays
(12th & 13th century)
Musical theatre

(17th century)
opérette/operetta
(1850)

Broadway
(1900-1918)
Opera
vs.
Broadway
VS.
Musical
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