Saturday, June 20, 2009

American Broadway Musicals

The American Musical has been a part of American cultural life since the mid-19th century.
At the turn of 20th-century, George Cohan, librettist, lyricist, and composer, established the basic methods and techniques for the American Comedy. In 1927 "Show Boat" by Jerome Kern revolutionized to new genre-the musical play as distingwished from musical comedy.
After "Oklahoma", Rogers and Hammerstein II were the most important contributions to the musical-play form.

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