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  • The History Of Broadway

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    Broadway ‘Mamma Mia, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked and many more have made the impact. Broadway plays old and new, have been a part of many people’s lives throughout history. Even from its beginnings, Broadway and all of its productions have had a massive impact on society’s art and culture. The Origin of Broadway Broadway Began in 1750 In 1750 the great era of Broadway began. At this point in time, Broadway Theater was not yet located in Manhattan. “Thomas Kean and Walter Murray, actor-managers

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' Broadway '

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    repercussions of war. And the public front were people still had to go about their daily lives. This is where Broadway was born and raised. Broadway was just getting started in the late 1860’s so it was still a baby when World War One began. Broadway was loved by all and people could go see their favorite shows, with their favorite actors for the low price of $1.50 or $2.00. Before WWI Broadway was not really concerned with the outside world, but the war changed all that. Soon the only thing one could

  • Gender is a Fundamental Element of the Broadway Musical

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    Starting in the golden age of 1950, a Broadway musical's critical judgement depended on how well the show’s elements were formally integrated. Meaning the outlook of the plot in relation to the music, lyrics and characterization of gender roles. Gender is a fundamental element of Broadway musical theatre, constitutional to the musical’s architecture. It is essential as a building block for characters, music/lyrics, and stage settings. Broadway musical is a popular art, in which conveys social issues

  • Broadway Musical 'Pippin'

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    circus-inspired production of the musical which featured an acrobatic troupe of performers, led by the charismatic Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. ‘Pippin’ is a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The musical talks about letting a child discover himself by following his dreams and this relatable message of fulfilling one’s aspirations was portrayed quite well on stage by the talented ensemble

  • A Broadway Dream Book Analysis

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    Picture it. Broadway during the 1920s. Florenz Ziegfeld produces a revue called Ziegfeld’s Follies. Girls appear in elaborate costumes bordering on the risque. Gangsters are running rampant from Al Capone to Bugs Moran to Machine Gun Kelly. This is the world in which Agnes “Bobbie” Storey finds herself. Agnes' family lived in Leaholme until the war nearly closed their inn, forcing them to find work in London. Shortly afterward, her father dies of Spanish Influenza, and Agnes is forced to find a

  • The Musical Replaced Broadway, By Oscar Rodgers

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    . Broadway which was the king of entertainment for such along time became replaced by the musical once the country became settled and well appointed after the war. Musicals became part of the American culture and also increased its boundary lines past the Theatre District. Technology also had a major impact on the musical, because it made it easier for folks to see their favorite Broadway performers right from their own living rooms. One of the reasons why I think the musical replaced Broadway is

  • Changed For Good: A Feminist History Of The Broadway Musical

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    Professor Wolf is the author of Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical (Oxford University Press, 2011), A Problem Like Maria: Gender and Sexuality in the American Musical (University of Michigan Press, 2002), and the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical (with Raymond Knapp and Mitchell Morris, 2011). She has published articles on theatre spectatorship, performance pedagogy, and musical theatre. Professor Wolf also oversees the Lewis Center’s Music Theater

  • Broadway musicals: The Portrayal of Women through the Decades

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    Broadway was one of the first forms of entertainment. Before there were television programs, or movies, there was Broadway. Broadway originated in New York in 1750, when actor-manager Walter Murray built a theatre company at the Theatre on Nassau Street. A musical would show about once every weekend. The shows were very male based, and would commonly show a relationship between young boys and their fathers. Women were slowly integrated into Broadway, and as society changed its point of view on women

  • The Broadway Musical By David Berrenbaum And Directed By Sam Scalamoni

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    On November 10, 2016 I attended Elf the Broadway Musical written by David Berrenbaum and directed by Sam Scalamoni. Elf the Broadway Musical was produced by Texas A&M University and MSC OPAS. It was a comedic musical that appealed to a wide variety of audience members. Elf the Broadway Musical was a delightful surprise, since I had seen Elf (film) I expected the play to appeal more to a younger audience, but I was surprised when I found myself laughing alongside the two children sitting next to me

  • How Did Broadway Shows Affect American Culture

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    Broadway Shows, Their Time Period and How It Relates to the American Culture Throughout American history there has been many events that have affected the way the United States is governed. Many of these events have been documented throughout letters, movies and plays that recreate them for future generations. It is these events and time periods that allow America to grow as a nation. When the United States were merely colonies, the Revolutionary War had taken place in which the colonists had gained