Make Believe: The Broadway Musical in the 1920's

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The 1920s represented a turning point in the history of the Broadway musical, breaking with the vaudeville traditions of the early twentieth century to anticipate the more complex, sophisticated musicals of today. Composers Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and their contemporaries revitalized the musical with the sound of jazz and other new influences. Productions became more elaborate, with dazzling sets, tumultuous choreography, and staging tricks, all woven into tightly constructed story lines. ...

Make Believe: The Broadway Musical in the 1920's 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195105940

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