THTR 3011 Exam III Review Notes

THTR 3011 Exam III Review Notes - Development of American...

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Development of American Musical Theatre III Guys and Dolls (240-245) Frank Loesser 1910-1969 o “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” earned him Academy Award for Best Song Composer/lyricist/producer Where’s Charley? (10-11-48) o St. James Theatre 792 perf. o Book and directed by George Abbott o Frank Loesser wrote music and lyrics o Based on Brandon Thomas’ Charley’s Aunt o Choreographed by George Balanchine Guys and Dolls (11-24-50) o 46 th Street Theatre 1200 perf. o Remarkably long opening dance titled “Runyonland” o Clever behavior from gamblers in New York City o Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows o Based on Damon Runyon’s stories Worked for New York American Immortalized the residents of New York after dark Referred to West 47 th street as “Dream Street” Guys and Dolls based off Runyon’s “The Idyll of Sarah Brown” Hit song “Sue Me” – All right already, I’m just a nogoodnik “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat” – Takes place at a prayer meeting at the mission o Frank Loesser wrote music and lyrics, directed by George S. Kaufman , choreographed by Michael Kidd o Won New York Drama Critics Circle Award o Won Tony for best musical and 7 other Tony Awards The Most Happy Fella (5-3-56) o Imperial Theatre 678 perf. o Frank Loesser wrote book, music and lyrics o Joseph Anthony directed o Based on Sidney Howard’s “They Knew What They Wanted” o Musical about a Napa Valley vineyard owner Lyrical and operatic style (Italianate opera) made it hard for people to believe it was written by Frank Loesser, succeeding Guys and Dolls Received a rare three-LP treatment How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (10-14-61) o 46 th Street Theater 1416 perf. o Book by Abe Burrows Big-business satire
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o Frank Loesser wrote music and lyrics, choreographed by Bob Fosse Won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1961 Includes songs “Brotherhood of Man” and “I Believe in You” o Actor Robert Morse won Tony for Best Actor in 1967 o Total of 7 Tony Awards George Abbott – The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course THTR 3011 taught by Professor Mccain,jea during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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