The Resource Before the parade passes by : Gower Champion and the glorious American musical, John Anthony Gilvey

Before the parade passes by : Gower Champion and the glorious American musical, John Anthony Gilvey

Label
Before the parade passes by : Gower Champion and the glorious American musical
Title
Before the parade passes by
Title remainder
Gower Champion and the glorious American musical
Statement of responsibility
John Anthony Gilvey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During the Golden Age of the Broadway musical, few director-choreographers could infuse a new musical with dance and movement in quite the way Gower Champion could. From his earliest Broadway success with Bye Bye Birdie to his triumphant and bittersweet valedictory, 42nd Street, musicals directed by Champion filled the proscenium with life. At their best, they touched the heart and stirred the soul with a skillful blend of elegance and American showmanship." "He began his career as one-half of "America's Youngest Dance Team" with Jeanne Tyler and later teamed with his wife, dance partner, and longtime collaborator, Marge Champion. This romantic ballroom duo danced across America in the smartest clubs and onto the television screen, performing story dances that captivated the country. They ultimately took their talent to Hollywood, where they starred in the 1951 remake of Show Boat, Lovely to Look At, and other films. But Broadway always called to Champion, and in 1959 he was tapped to direct Bye Bye Birdie. The rest is history." "In shows like Birdie, Carnival, Hello, Dolly!, I Do! I Do!, Sugar, and 42nd Street, luminaries such as Chita Rivera, Dick Van Dyke, Carol Channing, Mary Martin, Robert Preston, Tony Roberts, Robert Morse, Tammy Grimes, and Jerry Orbach brought Champion's creative vision to life. Working with composers and writers like Jerry Herman, Michael Stewart, Charles Strouse, Lee Adams, and Bob Merrill, he streamlined the musical, making it flow effortlessly with song and dance from start to finish." "John Gilvey has spoken with many of the people who worked with Champion, and in Before the Parade Passes By he tells the life story of this most American of Broadway musical director-choreographers from his early days dancing with Marge to his final days spent meticulously honing the visual magic of 42nd Street."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilvey, John Anthony
Dewey number
  • 792.8/2/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1785.C463
LC item number
G55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Champion, Gower
  • Dancers
  • Choreographers
  • Theatrical producers and directors
Label
Before the parade passes by : Gower Champion and the glorious American musical, John Anthony Gilvey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The young prince, 1919-1935 -- The dance to fame, 1936-1942 -- Story-dancing champions, 1943-1947 -- Broadway, televisionland, Hollywood, 1948-1950 -- MGM, 1951-1953 -- Performer and choreographer, 1953-1955 -- Director, 1956-1959 -- A revusical: sardonic, yet stylish : Bye bye birdie, 1960 -- Gentle blockbuster : Carnival, 1961 -- Down the stairs, 'round the orchestra, affirming life : Hello, Dolly! 1962-1964 -- Metaphorical marriage presentational style : I do! I do! 1965-1966 -- Memories, IMAX, and a million bucks : The happy time, 1967-1968 -- A most peculiar lady : Prettybelle, 1969-1971 -- Confections new and old : Sugar and Irene, 1971-1973 -- Bathing beauties, the bard, and bitterness : Mack and Mabel and Rockabye Hamlet, 1974-1976 -- Reworking, doctoring, capitulating : Annie get your gun, The act, and A Broadway musical, 1976-1979 -- Going into his dance once more : 42nd Street, 1979-1980
Control code
ocm60392105
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780312337766
Lccn
2005049408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780312337766
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)60392105
Label
Before the parade passes by : Gower Champion and the glorious American musical, John Anthony Gilvey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The young prince, 1919-1935 -- The dance to fame, 1936-1942 -- Story-dancing champions, 1943-1947 -- Broadway, televisionland, Hollywood, 1948-1950 -- MGM, 1951-1953 -- Performer and choreographer, 1953-1955 -- Director, 1956-1959 -- A revusical: sardonic, yet stylish : Bye bye birdie, 1960 -- Gentle blockbuster : Carnival, 1961 -- Down the stairs, 'round the orchestra, affirming life : Hello, Dolly! 1962-1964 -- Metaphorical marriage presentational style : I do! I do! 1965-1966 -- Memories, IMAX, and a million bucks : The happy time, 1967-1968 -- A most peculiar lady : Prettybelle, 1969-1971 -- Confections new and old : Sugar and Irene, 1971-1973 -- Bathing beauties, the bard, and bitterness : Mack and Mabel and Rockabye Hamlet, 1974-1976 -- Reworking, doctoring, capitulating : Annie get your gun, The act, and A Broadway musical, 1976-1979 -- Going into his dance once more : 42nd Street, 1979-1980
Control code
ocm60392105
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780312337766
Lccn
2005049408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780312337766
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)60392105

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