Aug. 26, 2020

Episode 16: Jule Styne, Frank Loesser & The Golden Age of Broadway, Part 2

Episode 16: Jule Styne, Frank Loesser & The Golden Age of Broadway, Part 2

The Golden Age of Broadway’s new revolutionary way of writing musicals did not just apply to musical plays like those of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe – it also transformed the Musical Comedy. In this episode I share the stories of how their success with Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun and Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate inspired a new generation of writers, directors, choreographers, stars and producers including Jule Styne, Frank Loessor, Adler & Ross, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon and Michael Kidd to bring the Musical Comedy to new heights!


The Golden Age of Broadway’s new revolutionary way of writing musicals did not just apply to musical plays like those of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe – it also transformed the Musical Comedy. These shows too would now need to have well-structured plots, and three dimensional, captivating characters. Two unlikely “Silver Age” songwriters would pioneer this new development – Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.

In this episode I share the stories of how their success with Annie Get Your Gun and Kiss Me Kate inspired a new generation of writers, directors, choreographers, stars and producers including Jule Styne, Frank Loessor, Adler & Ross, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon and Michael Kidd to bring the Musical Comedy to new heights! 

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