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MUSC465 Lecture Notes 2.12.2008

MUSC465 Lecture Notes 2.12.2008 - Musicals on TV began...

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02/12/08 Musicals on TV began w/ “Satins and Spurs,” originally for TV, not done by major  songwriters, quickly forgotten **1955 version of Peter Pan- success, originally for Broadway; led to Rodgers and  Hammerstein being commissioned to do Cinderella in ’57- success, same producer &  equally famous songwriter Cole Porter to do Aladdin- flop First time show was transferred intact from Broadway to TV So-so hit on Broadway NBC made deals w/ Joan Robins (choreographer), Cyril Ritchard (Hook; also  villain in Aladdin) Starring Mary Martin Telecast in March ‘55, kinescope Do LIVE again in Jan ‘56 Remade in color in ’60 and recorded: original cast (except for kids) Show ran from 7:30PM-9:30PM, ran too late for kids ABC, most eager to try experiments, worked w/ Disney, Warner Bros. 1968: series; musical 1x/week, most ambitious of its time: “That’s Life” w/ Robert  Morris, successful in Broadway; good series 1 minute-promo from Summer ‘68 Concept: Follow young couple in NY as they dated, got married, and experienced  married life Tuesday nights @ 10PM   failed
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