Tag Archives: Herbert Fields

The Saturday List: Celebrating Ethel Merman

Today in 1930, Variety gave Ethel Merman a breakthrough review ahead of what would become a breathtaking musical theatre career. Today, we celebrate some of her biggest shows. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: PEGGY-ANN

Another Friday, another forgotten Rodgers and Hart gem from the 1920s. This week, it’s all about Peggy-Ann, one of the six shows that would credit Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart as composer and lyricist respectively in 1926. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: LIDO LADY

it’s time to take a look at another of the forgotten musicals created by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart during the 1920s.This week it’s time to look over LIDO LADY. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: THE GIRL FRIEND

If THE GARRICK GAIETIES, which was featured in last week’s Forgotten Musicals Friday, was an important stepping stone for Richard Rodgers and Lorenza Hart, THE GIRL FRIEND cemented them in the public consciousness of 1920s America. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: DEAREST ENEMY

With a book by Herbert Fields, direction by John Murray Anderson, direction of the libretto by Charles Sinclair and Harry Ford and dance and ensemble direction by Carl Hemmer, DEAREST ENEMY ran for 286 performances. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: THE GARRICK GAIETIES

THE GARRICK GAIETIES was an important stepping stone in the career of Rodgers and Hart owing to its introduction (by Sterling Holloway and June Cochrane) of what was arguably their first runaway hit, “Manhattan”. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Annie by Annie Gettin’ Her Gun

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is 74 years old today! This grand old dame of musical theatre premiered on this day in 1946 – celebrate it in today’s Saturday list from Musical Cyberspace. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I am Not Over the Old Masters

Sometimes its easy to forget just how far musicals have come; it’s also easy to dismiss how much the ground-breakers were doing at the time. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: My 5 Current Musical Theatre Obsessions

For today’s edition of the “Saturday List” on Musical Cyberspace, I thought I would share my 5 current musical theatre obsessions, the things that I am finding most fascinating in the world of musical theatre – right here, right now. Continue reading

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A Chain of Musicals: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

In January, Musical Cyberspace is going to work through a chain of musicals. If you liked ANYTHING GOES yesterday, then you might like ANNIE GET YOUR GUN today! Continue reading

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