Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War by Carol J. Oja

By Carol J. Oja

Winner of the 2015 tune in American tradition Award from the yank Musicological Society

When Leonard Bernstein first arrived in manhattan urban, he was once an unknown artist operating with different very good twentysomethings, particularly Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and Adolph eco-friendly. by way of the top of the Nineteen Forties, those artists have been global well-known. Their collaborations defied creative obstacles and subtly driven a revolutionary political time table, changing the panorama of musical theater, ballet, and nightclub comedy. In Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative paintings in a Time of War, award-winning writer and pupil Carol J. Oja examines the early days of Bernstein's occupation in the course of global battle II, centering round the debut in 1944 of the Broadway musical On the Town and the ballet Fancy Free. As a composer and conductor, Bernstein skilled a meteoric upward push to reputation, thank you in no small half to his visionary colleagues. jointly, they keen on city modern existence and pop culture, that includes as heroes the itinerant sailors who bore the brunt of army carrier. They have been provocative either artistically and politically. In a time of race riots and jap internment camps, Bernstein and his collaborators featured African American performers and a jap American ballerina, staging a version of racial integration. instead of accepting conventional differences among low and high artwork, Bernstein's track used to be wide-open, encouraged through every thing from opera and jazz to cartoons. Oja shapes a wide-ranging cultural heritage that captures a tumultuous second in time. Bernstein Meets Broadway is an fundamental paintings for enthusiasts of Broadway musicals, dance, and American functionality history.

Show description

Read Online or Download Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War (Broadway Legacies) PDF

Similar stage & theatre books

Leading Creators of Twentieth-Century Czech Theatre (Polish and Eastern European Theatre Archive, 13)

During this priceless and specific presentation of the major artistic figures in a richly leading edge and dynamic interval of Czech theatre, Professor Jarka M. Burian presents us with insightful pictures of the administrators okay. H. Hilar, E. F. Burian, Alfred Radok, and Otomar Krejca: of the recognized Voskovec and Werich comedic duo; of the scenographer Josef Svoboda; and of the playwright, now President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel.

Theatre Audiences

Susan Bennett's hugely profitable Theatre Audiences is a distinct full-length learn of the viewers as cultural phenomenon, which seems at either theories of spectatorship and the perform of other theatres and their audiences. released the following in a new up-to-date version, Theatre Audiences now comprises: • a brand new preface through the writer • a beautiful additional bankruptcy on intercultural theatre • a revised up to date bibliography.

The Slingerland Book

(Book). Slingerland is among the maximum drum businesses of all-time. Rob cook dinner has lovingly compiled the Slingerland tale, with specified chapters at the relatives, the Boston historical past, the corporate during the a long time, Slingerland endorsees and body of workers, the Gretsch/HSS period, Gibson's acquisition, and masses extra.


Lucid, a one act play, is a brief, action-packed drama that explores existentialism in the course of the eyes and brain of Skipper, a psychiatric sufferer. persist with Skipper's trip to a startling attention. .. there are twists included!

Extra resources for Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War (Broadway Legacies)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.61 of 5 – based on 32 votes