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Author Oja, Carol J., 1953-
Title Bernstein meets Broadway : collaborative art in a time of war / Carol J. Oja.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Author Oja, Carol J., 1953-
Series Broadway legacies
Subject Musicals -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism -- 20th century.
Add Title Collaborative art in a time of war
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 399 pages) : illustrations, music.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-380) and index.
Contents Section I: Ballet and nightclubs -- Youthful celebrity and personal freedom: breaking out with Fancy Free -- From the nightclubs to Broadway: the revuers, comedy skits, and left-wing politics -- Broadway and racial politics -- Creating a Broadway musical: the conception and debut of On the Town -- A Japanese American star during World War II: Sono Osato and "exotic ivy Smith" -- Desegregating Broadway: On the Town and race -- Biographies onstage: On the town's black conductor, dancers, and singers -- Musical style -- Crossover composition: the musical identities of On the Town -- On the Town after dark: the nightclub scene -- Epilogue: Beyond Fancy Free and On the Town.
Summary "When Leonard Bernstein first arrived in New York City, he was an unknown artist working with other brilliant twentysomethings, notably Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. By the end of the 1940s, these artists were world famous. Their collaborations defied artistic boundaries and subtly pushed a progressive political agenda, altering the landscape of musical theater, ballet, and nightclub comedy. In Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War, award-winning author and scholar Carol J. Oja examines the early days of Bernstein's career during World War II, centering around the debut in 1944 of the Broadway musical On the Town and the ballet Fancy Free."--Jacket.
ISBN 9780199379989 (ebook)
019937998X (ebook)
9780199862092 (hardcover)
OCLC # 897004513

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