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Author Westover, Jonas, author.

Title The Shuberts and their Passing Shows : the untold tale of Ziegfeld's rivals / by Jonas Westover
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
©2016
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Series Broadway legacies
Broadway legacies.
Contents Cover; Series; The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Musical Examples; A List of Passing Show Personages; Foreword by Geoffrey Block; Acknowledgments; About the Companion Website; Introduction; 1. A Twelve-​Hour Show Squeezed into Three: The Creative Forces Behind The Passing Shows; 2. A Matchless Mélange of Mirth and Melody: The Stars of The Passing Shows; 3. The Hebrew Messenger Boy and the Thespian: The Howard Brothers; 4. A Downpour of Talent, A Niagara of Beauty: Chorus Girls and Chorus Boys
5. The Mastodon of Musical Extravaganza: Song, Dance, and Scenic Effects6. A Sure Cure for the Blues: Creating The Passing Show of 1914; 7. A Carnival of Travesty: Textual and Musical References in The Passing Shows; 8. America's Foremost Musical Institution: The Shuberts, Ziegfeld, and Their Battle for Supremacy; 9. As New, Bright, and Welcome as the Morning Sun: The Birth of a Legend and the Demise of a Genre; Postscript; Appendices; Bibliography; Index
Summary The Shubert name has been synonymous with Broadway for almost as long as Broadway entertainment itself. In The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals, author Jonas Westover investigates beyond the Shuberts' business empire into their early revues and the centrifugal role they played in developing American theatre as an art form
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Shubert, Jacob J., 1878?-1963.
Shubert, Lee, 1873?-1953.
Shubert, Jacob J., 1878?-1963.
Shubert, Lee, 1873?-1953.
Shubert Organization -- History -- 20th century.
Shubert Organization.
Revues -- United States -- 20th century -- History and criticism
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
Revues.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0190219246
0190219262
9780190219246
9780190219260