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Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre


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David Braham: The American Offenbach

David Braham: The American Offenbach

1st Edition

John Franceschina
January 16, 2019

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

William B. Gill: From the Goldfields to Broadway

William B. Gill: From the Goldfields to Broadway

1st Edition

Kurt Ganzl
August 26, 2016

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Harry B. Smith: Dean of American Librettists

Harry B. Smith: Dean of American Librettists

1st Edition

John Franceschina
August 26, 2016

Harry B. Smith was the most prolific writer of librettos for the American musical theatre in history, with nearly half of his 300 works actually opening in New York City. In addition, Smith was instrumental in adapting and popularizing foreign musicals in America, significantly influencing writing...

Leslie Stuart: Composer of Florodora

Leslie Stuart: Composer of Florodora

1st Edition

Andrew Lamb
April 27, 2016

Leslie Stuart (1864-1928) was a British songwriter best remembered as the composer of the hit show, Florodora. He began writing popular songs as a teenager, first for blackface and vaudeville performers, and eventually for more "legitimate" shows and revues. Florodora (1899), written in...

Lydia Thompson: Queen of Burlesque

Lydia Thompson: Queen of Burlesque

1st Edition

Kurt Ganzl
February 29, 2016

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Alice May: Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna

Alice May: Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna

1st Edition

Adrienne Simpson
January 20, 2016

This biography tells the story of Alice May, a touring prima donna in the nineteenth century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, taking part in pioneering performances of the popular light operas of the day. Along the way she took part in many premieres,...

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