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Alan Shorter

1960

Bye Bye Birdie year

Gower Champion

Bye Bye Birdie Director/Choreographer

Bye Bye Birdie

Broadway's first musical to touch on the craze for rock n' roll

Bye Bye Birdie

The singing idol is Conrad Birdie

Bye Bye Birdie

One part takes place on the Ed Sullivan television show

Bye Bye Birdie

Song: Put on a Happy Face

Bye Bye Birdie

Song: A Lot of Livin' to Do

Bye Bye Birdie

Song: Kids

1960

The Fantasticks (year)

The Fantasticks

No other NY stage production has ever played so many performances

The Fantasticks

Off-Broadway for a 42 year run

Harvey Schmidt

The Fantasticks Composer

Tom Jones

The Fantasticks Lyricist

The Fantasticks

Song: Soon It's Gonna Rain

The Fantasticks

Song: They Were You

The Fantasticks

Song: Try to Remember

The Fantasticks

Told by a cast of 8 and is performed on a platform with a minimum of props

The Fantasticks

Fathers pretend to be enemies so that their children will fall in love with each other

1960

Camelot (year)

Frederick Loewe

Camelot music by

Alan Jay Lerner

Camelot lyrics and book by

Camelot

Richard Burton starred as King Arthur

Camelot

Julie Andrews starred as Queen Guenevere

Camelot

Robert Goulet starred as Sir Lancelot

Camelot

Song: If Ever I Would Leave You

Camelot

Song: How to Handle a Woman

1961

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (year)

Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls)

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying music and lyrics by

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

4th musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama

Stephen Sondheim

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum music and lyrics by

Harold Prince

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Producer

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Zero Mostel starred as Pseudolus the slave

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Jerome Robbins was brought in to make changes to

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Song: Comedy Tonight

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Song: Everybody Ought to Have a Maid

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

had comic skills of several actors who had make their careers in vaudeville

Neil Simon

Little Me book by

Bob Fosse

Little Me choreography by

Sid Caesar

Little Me star

Little Me

written to show off the comic gifts of Sid Caesar

1963

Oliver (year)

1964

Hello, Dolly! (year)

Hello, Dolly!

Based on Thorton Wilder's play The Matchmaker

Jerry Herman

Hello, Dolly! music and lyrics by

Gower Champion

Hello, Dolly! director/choreographer

Carol Channing

Hello, Dolly! star as Dolly Levi

1964

Funny Girl (year)

Jule Styne (Gypsy)

Funny Girl music by

Jermone Robbins and Garson Kanin

Funny Girl directors

Barbara Streisand

Funny Girl star

Fanny Brice

Funny Girl main character

Barbara Streisand

Was so successful in her role she became more famous than the woman she portrayed

Funny Girl

Song: People

Funny Girl

Song: Don't Rain on My Parade

1964

Fiddler On The Roof (year)

Fiddler On The Roof

Based on stories by Sholom Aleichem

Sheldon Harnick

Fiddler On The Roof lyrics by

Jerry Bock

Fiddler On The Roof music by

Jerome Robbins

Fiddler On The Roof director/choreographer

Zero Mostel

Fiddler On The Roof star

Fiddler On The Roof

Bette Midler in this show for a short time

1965

The Man Of La Mancha (year)

Richard Kiley

The Man Of La Mancha Star

The Man Of La Mancha

Song: The Impossible Dream

The Man Of La Mancha

musical version of the Don Quixote tale

The Man Of La Mancha

"dreaming the impossible dream"

The Man Of La Mancha

Don Quixote, Sancho, Aldonza, Dulcinea

1966

Sweet Charity (year)

Neil Simon

Sweet Charity book by

Bob Fosse

Sweet Charity director/choreographer

Gwen Verdon

Sweet Charity star

Sweet Charity

biggest sing-dancing-actress of her era, married to Bob Fosse

Sweet Charity

Song: Big Spender

Sweet Charity

Song: If My Friends Could See Me Now

Sweet Charity

Song: The Rhythm of Life

Sweet Charity

Song: There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This

1966

Mame (year)

Jerry Herman

Mame music and lyrics by

Angela Lansbury and Beatrice Arthur

Mame stars

Mame

Famous line: "Life is a banquet and most poor sons-of-*****es are starving to death."

1966

Cabaret (year)

John Kander

Cabaret music by

Fred Ebb

Cabaret lyrics by

Joe Masteroff

Cabaret book by

Harold Prince

Cabaret director/producer

Cabaret

Jill Haworth as Sally Bowles, Joel Grey as the Master of Ceremonies, Lotte Lenya as Fraulein Schneider

Cabaret

based on Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories and John van Druten's 1951 dramatization, I Am a Camera

Cabaret

floorshow numbers used as commentaries on situations in the plot

Cabaret

1972 film version starred Joel Grey + Liza Minnelli

Cabaret

Song: Willkommen

Cabaret

Song: Two Ladies

Cabaret

Song: If You Could See Her Through My Eyes

1968

Hair (year)

Hair

story grew from turmoil of the Vietnam War yes

Hair

"The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical"

Hair

ended first act in semi-darkness with the enite cast totally naked

1968

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (year)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

1st collaboration of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice

1970

Company (year)

Stephen Sondheim

Company music and lyrics by

Harold Prince

Company producer/director

Michael Bennett

Company choreographer

Company

work does not use the conventional dramatic structure of a linear story

Company

5 separate stories dealing with marriage held together by a single character

Company

"concept" musical - songs used as commentaries on the situations and characters

Company

Song: The Little Things You Do Together

Company

Song: You Could Drive A Person Crazy

Company

Song: Another Hundred People

Company

Song: The Ladies Who Lunch

Company

Song: Being Alive

1971

Follies (year)

Stephen Sondheim

Follies music and lyrics

Harold Prince

Follies producer

Harold Prince and Michael Bennett

Follies directors

Michael Bennett

Follies choreographer

Follies

takes place at a reunion of performers who had appeared in various editions of the Weismann Follies

Follies

uses a flashback device to examine the couples as they were in their youth

Follies

Song: Broadway Baby

Follies

Song: Too Many Mornings

Follies

Song: Losing My Mind

1971

Godspell (year)

Stephen Schwartz

Godspell music and lyrics by

Godspell

bible is used as source material for story

Godspell

Song: Day By Day

Godspell

Song: Turn Back, O Man

1971

Jesus Christ Superstar (year)

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Jesus Christ Superstar music by

Tim Rice

Jesus Christ Superstar lyrics by

Jesus Christ Superstar

first appeared as a record before being produced on stage

Jesus Christ Superstar

"rock opera"

Grease

a satirical view of the dress, manners, moral, and music of teenagers at the beginning of the rock and roll era

Grease

on broadway main male star was played by nine different actors including the one who went on to do the movie

Stephen Schwartz

Pippin music and lyrics by

Bob Fosse

Pippin director/choreographer

Pippin

the son of Charlemagne seeking glory first in war, then as a lover, and finally as a leader of social causes. After failing at all three, he is happy to compromise by settling down to middle-class domesticity with a widow named Catherine

Irene Ryan

Pippin's grandmother, Berthe, played by

Stephen Sondheim

A Little Night Music music and lyrics by

Harold Prince

A Little Night Music producer/director

A Little Night Music

an adaptation of Ingmar Bergmen's 1955 film Smiles Of A Summer Night

A Little Night Music

It has two musical innovations: the entire score was composed in ¾ time (or multiples thereof); it also features a quintet singing the overture.

A Little Night Music

Famous Song: Send In The Clowns

The Wiz

concept musical with The Wizard of Oz story being told by an all black case and new rock score

The Wiz

film version: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor

Marvin Hamlish

A Chorus Line music by

Michael Bennett

A Chorus Line concept by

Joseph Papp

A Chorus Line producer

New York Shakespeare Festival

A Chorus Line produced for

Michael Bennett

A Chorus Line director/choreographer

A Chorus Line

production deals with the hopes, fears, frustrations, and insecurities of a group of dancers auditioning

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