The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals

The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals

by Jonas Westover


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190219239
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/02/2016
Series: Broadway Legacies Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jonas Westover (Ph.D., City University of New York 2010) has been an active violinist and musicologist in the Twin Cities area for the past five years. He is the author of The Shuberts and their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals (Oxford University Press, 2016) and has written over 400 entries for the Grove Dictionary of American Music. He has taught violin since 1998 in both Minneapolis and New York, and regularly performs in chamber music and in orchestras for musical theater. He has also taught in numerous New York and Minnesota colleges and universities. As a musicologist, his interests are musical theater, film music, and videogame music. He is also the volunteer historian for the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA.

Table of Contents



List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Examples

A List of Passing Show Personages


Chapter 1: A Twelve-Hour Show Squeezed Into Three: The Creative Forces Behind the Passing Shows.

Chapter 2: A Matchless Mélange of Mirth and Melody: The Stars of the Passing Shows.

Chapter 3: The Hebrew Messenger Boy and the Thespian: The Howard Brothers.

Chapter 4: A Downpour of Talent, A Niagara of Beauty: Chorus Girls and Chorus Boys.

Chapter 5: The Mastodon of Musical Extravaganza: Song, Dance, and Scenic Effects.

Chapter 6: A Sure Cure for the Blues: Creating the Passing Show of 1914.

Chapter 7: A Carnival of Travesty: Textual and Musical References in the Passing Shows.

Chapter 8: America's Foremost Musical Institution: The Shuberts, Ziegfeld, and their Battle for Supremacy.

Chapter 9: As New, Bright, and Welcome as the Morning Sun: The Birth of a Legend and the Demise of a Genre.



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