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Ragtime music

Use for: Ragtime

  • Style of popular music that flourished from about 1896 to 1918. Its most important element, rhythmic syncopation, was recognized as a general trait of Afro-American music. Gave way to jazz after World War I.
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Musical

Use for: Musical play

  • Theatrical production consisting of musical numbers (songs, ensembles, and dances) integrated into a defined dramatic framework.
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My Fair Lady (musical play, 1956)
  • Based on "Pygmalion," a play by George Bernard Shaw. Music by Frederick Loewe. Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Original Broadway production opened March 15, 1956, starring Rex Harrison (Henry Higgins) and Julie Andrews (Eliza Doolittle).
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Revue
  • A topical, satirical show usually having a central theme but not a dramatic plot, with spoken verse and prose, sketches, songs, dances, ballet, and specialty acts. Includes elements of other stage forms such as cabaret, variety show, vaudeville, pantomime, burlesque, and musical comedy.
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My Fair Lady (motion picture)
  • Adapted from the stage musical of the same name. Directed by George Cukor. Screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner. Released November 9, 1964. Starred Rex Harrison (Henry Higgins) and Audrey Hepburn (Eliza Doolittle).
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The Music Man (musical play, 1957)
  • Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson. Original Broadway production opened December 19, 1957, starring Robert Preston (Harold Hill) and Barbara Cook (Marion Paroo).
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Music Man (motion picture, 1962)
  • Adapted from the stage musical of the same name. Directed by Morton DaCosta. Screenplay by Marion Hargrove. Released June 19, 1962. Starred Robert Preston (Harold Hill) and Shirley Jones (Marion Paroo).
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Ziegfeld Follies (revue)
  • Series of theatrical revues directed by Florenz Ziegfeld, noted for their beautiful chorus girls and increasingly lavish sets and costumes. Ran annually from 1907 to 1931.
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Show Boat (musical play, 1927)
  • Based on the novel of the same name, by Edna Ferber. Music by Jerome Kern. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Original Broadway production opened December 27, 1927, starring Norma Terris (Magnolia Hawks) and Howard Marsh (Gaylord Ravenal).
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Show Boat (motion picture, 1936)
  • Adapted from the stage musical of the same name. Directed by James Whale. Screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II. Released May 17, 1936. Starred Irene Dunne (Magnolia Hawks) and Allan Jones (Gaylord Ravenal). Also featured Paul Robeson.
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Show Boat (motion picture, 1951)
  • Adapted from the stage musical of the same name. Directed by George Sidney. Screenplay by John Lee Mahin. Released September 24, 1951. Starred Kathryn Grayson (Magnolia Hawks) and Howard Keel (Gaylord Ravenal). Also featured Ava Gardner.
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Porgy and Bess (opera, 1935)
  • Based on "Porgy," a play by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward. Music and lyrics by George Gershwin. Libretto written by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Original Broadway production opened October 10, 1935, starring Todd Duncan (Porgy) and Anne Brown (Bess).
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Porgy and Bess (motion picture)
  • Adapted from the opera of the same name. Directed by Otto Preminger. Screenplay by N. Richard Nash. Released June 24, 1959. Starred Sidney Poitier (Porgy) and Dorothy Dandridge (Bess). Also featured Sammy Davis Jr.
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Oklahoma! (musical play, 1943)
  • Based on "Green Grow the Lilacs," a play by Lynn Riggs. Music by Richard Ridgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Original Broadway production opened March 31, 1943, starring Alfred Drake (Curly McLain), Joan Roberts (Laurey Williams), and Howard De Silva (Jud Fry).
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Oklahoma! (motion picture)
  • Adapted from the stage musical of the same name. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Screenplay by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig. Released October 11, 1955. Starred Gordon McRae (Curly McLain), Shirley Jones (Laurey Williams), and Rod Steiger (Jud Fry).
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Carousel (musical play, 1945)
  • Based on "Liliom," a play by Ferenc Molnár. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Original Broadway production opened April 19, 1945, starring John Raitt (Billy Bigelow) and Jan Clayton (Julie Jordan).
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Carousel (motion picture)
  • Adapted from the stage musical of the same name. Directed by Henry King. Screenplay by Henry and Phoebe Ephron. Released February 16, 1956. Starred Gordon McRae (Billy Bigelow) and Shirley Jones (Julie Jordan).
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South Pacific (musical play, 1949)
  • Based on "Tales of the South Pacific," a book by James A. Michener. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Original Broadway production opened April 7, 1949, starring Mary Martin (Nellie Forbush) and Ezio Pinza (Emile de Becque).
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South Pacific (motion picture)
  • Adapted from the stage musical of the same name. Directed by Joshua Logan. Screenplay by Paul Osborn. Released March 19, 1958. Starred Mitzi Gaynor (Nellie Forbush) and Rossano Brazzi (Emile de Becque).
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The King and I (musical play, 1951)
  • Based on "Anna and the King of Siam," a book by Margaret Landon. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Original Broadway production opened March 29, 1951, starring Gertrude Lawrence (Anna Leonowens) and Yul Brynner (King Mongkut of Siam).
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