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Broadway in the 1920s By Ava Skolnik And Sarah Fasano
Why Did We Pick Broadway? <ul><li>Broadway was– and still is– a huge part of entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Has influence...
Broadway (The Street) <ul><li>Times Square in NY </li></ul><ul><li>70-80 theaters </li></ul><ul><li>Reached its prime in t...
Broadway Theaters <ul><li>Lawrence Langer’s Theater Guild influenced world </li></ul><ul><li>+50 new musicals opened in 20...
Major 1920s Broadway Shows Bronze Advertisement for a Broadway show from 1920 1920s Playbill
Showboat <ul><li>Premiered December 27, 1927 </li></ul><ul><li>Ziegfeld Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Music: Jerome Kern </li>...
No, No, Nanette <ul><li>First produced on Broadway September 16, 1925 </li></ul><ul><li>Ran for 321 shows </li></ul><ul><l...
Lady, Be Good <ul><li>Opened December 1, 1924 (Liberty Theatre) </li></ul><ul><li>Music: George Gershwin </li></ul><ul><li...
Major Broadway Composers George Gershwin Cole Porter
George Gershwin ( 1898 – 1937 ) <ul><li>AKA: Jacob Gershovitz  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rhapsody in Blue” composer </li></ul><u...
Rogers and Hart <ul><li>Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart </li></ul><ul><li>Composed “Manhattan” and “Blue Moon” </li></ul><u...
Cole Porter ( 1891 – 1964 ) <ul><li>Wrote mostly musical comedies </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote  Kiss Me, Kate  and  Anything Go...
Vaudeville <ul><li>Entertainment closely linked with Broadway </li></ul><ul><li>Included music, dance, comedy, animals, ma...
The Theatre Guild <ul><li>Founded in 1919 by Lawrence Langner </li></ul><ul><li>Has produced 228 Broadway plays </li></ul>...
Broadway Today <ul><li>More and more musicals </li></ul><ul><li>Ticket prices have soared, now not as available to lower c...
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  1. 1. Broadway in the 1920s By Ava Skolnik And Sarah Fasano
  2. 2. Why Did We Pick Broadway? <ul><li>Broadway was– and still is– a huge part of entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Has influenced theater, music, and film everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment capital </li></ul>
  3. 3. Broadway (The Street) <ul><li>Times Square in NY </li></ul><ul><li>70-80 theaters </li></ul><ul><li>Reached its prime in the 1920s </li></ul><ul><li>Post-WWI gathering place </li></ul>A Broadway celebration
  4. 4. Broadway Theaters <ul><li>Lawrence Langer’s Theater Guild influenced world </li></ul><ul><li>+50 new musicals opened in 20s </li></ul><ul><li>Thriving form of entertainment in the “Roaring 20s” </li></ul>The theaters of Broadway
  5. 5. Major 1920s Broadway Shows Bronze Advertisement for a Broadway show from 1920 1920s Playbill
  6. 6. Showboat <ul><li>Premiered December 27, 1927 </li></ul><ul><li>Ziegfeld Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Music: Jerome Kern </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics/Book: Oscar Hammerstein II </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: Mixed marriage, gambling, infidelity, illegitimacy </li></ul>
  7. 7. No, No, Nanette <ul><li>First produced on Broadway September 16, 1925 </li></ul><ul><li>Ran for 321 shows </li></ul><ul><li>Well-known songs: “Tea For Two” and “I Want To Be Happy” </li></ul>Film remake of play from 1930
  8. 8. Lady, Be Good <ul><li>Opened December 1, 1924 (Liberty Theatre) </li></ul><ul><li>Music: George Gershwin </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics: Ira Gershwin (older sister) </li></ul><ul><li>Written by Guy Bolton </li></ul><ul><li>First starred Fred Astaire and older sister, Adele </li></ul>Stillframe from 1941 film remake
  9. 9. Major Broadway Composers George Gershwin Cole Porter
  10. 10. George Gershwin ( 1898 – 1937 ) <ul><li>AKA: Jacob Gershovitz </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rhapsody in Blue” composer </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote Lady Be Good , Funny Face , many others </li></ul><ul><li>Died at age 38 from a brain tumor </li></ul>
  11. 11. Rogers and Hart <ul><li>Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart </li></ul><ul><li>Composed “Manhattan” and “Blue Moon” </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote about 30 musicals together </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cole Porter ( 1891 – 1964 ) <ul><li>Wrote mostly musical comedies </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote Kiss Me, Kate and Anything Goes </li></ul><ul><li>Composed “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin </li></ul>
  13. 13. Vaudeville <ul><li>Entertainment closely linked with Broadway </li></ul><ul><li>Included music, dance, comedy, animals, magic, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>From &quot;voix de ville&quot;, or &quot;voice of the city&quot; </li></ul>1929 Vaudeville show Lamb Chops
  14. 14. The Theatre Guild <ul><li>Founded in 1919 by Lawrence Langner </li></ul><ul><li>Has produced 228 Broadway plays </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 200 under Langner </li></ul><ul><li>Greatly contributed to Broadway success in the 20s </li></ul>Theatre Guild Logo
  15. 15. Broadway Today <ul><li>More and more musicals </li></ul><ul><li>Ticket prices have soared, now not as available to lower class </li></ul><ul><li>Most plays are more sophisticated, narrower audience </li></ul>Broadway advertisements
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