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CALENDARS

On Broadway! Calendars
On Broadway! Calendars




The big Book of Broadway
The Big Book
of Broadway


Into the Woods
Into the Woods
Stephen Sondheim


The Musical
The Musical:
A Look at the
American
Musical Theater


Our Musicals, Ourselves
Our Musicals,
Ourselves:
A Social History
of the American
Musical Theater


Broadway Musicals
Broadway Musicals:
A Hundred
Year History


Great Movie Musical Trivia Book
The Great Movie Musical Trivia Book


The Melody Lingers On
The Melody
Lingers On


Hollywood Musicals
Hollywood
Musicals Year
by Year




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Musicals : Movies & Dance Theatre Posters, “P...-R...-”
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Notable Musicals ~

Pajama Game
Pal Joey
Pennies from Heaven
Peter Pan

Phantom of the Opera
H. M. S. Pinafore
Pippin
Porgy & Bess
The Producers

Pumpboys & Dinettes
Purlie
Rent
Rocky Horror Picture Show



Pajama Game, Masterprint, 1954 Broadway Show
Pajama Game,
Masterprint, 1954 Broadway Show

Pajama Game was the 1955 winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. The story is inspired by life in the garment industry.


Pal Joey 1940 Broadway Show
Pal Joey,
Broadway Show

The 1940 Broadway production of Pal Joey starred Gene Kelly; the 1957 film starred Frank Sinatra.

“I Could Write a Book” and “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” are two noted standards from Pal Joey.


Peter Pan, Masterprint, 1979 Broadway Show
Peter Pan, Masterprint,
1979 Broadway Show

The musical adaption of Peter Pan, Sir J. M. Barrie's play and novel, has been staged in 1954, 1979, 1990, and 1998. The title character has been played by Mary Martin, Sandy Duncan, and Cathy Rigby in the musical versions. Actresses Maude Adams, Jean Arthur, and Phyllis Calvert have also played Peter Pan on the stage.


Pennies from Heaven, Madge Evans, Bing Crosby, 1936, Giclee Print
Pennies from Heaven, Madge Evans, Bing Crosby, 1936,
Giclee Print

Pennies from Heaven, a 1936 musical comedy film starring Bing Crosby, Madge Evans, and Louis Armstrong, had its title song nominated for the Best Original Song. Also of note are the services of William Grant Still as the music arranger.


The Phantom of the Opera, Masterprint
The Phantom
of the Opera,
Masterprint

The Phantom of the Opera is based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux. Leroux's heroine, the beautiful soprano Christine Daaé, becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius known as “The Phantom of the Opera”. It was made into a film in 1925 and produced as a stage musical in 1986.


Gilbert & Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass That Loved A Sailor, Art Print
Gilbert & Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore,
or The Lass That Loved A Sailor,
Art Print

The H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass that Loved a Sailor, is a comic opera that was first produced by Gilbert and Sullivan in 1878.


Pippin, Masterprint, 1972 Broadway Show
Pippin, Masterprint, 1972 Broadway Show

Pippin is based on the life of Pippin the Hunchback (c.769-811), the son of Charlemagne.


Porgy & Bess, Mini Poster
Porgy & Bess,
Mini Poster


The 1959 film version of George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess was edited into a musical. The film starred Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis, Jr., Pearl Bailey, and Diahann Carroll.

The most popular song from Porgy and Bess is “Summertime”, which has become a jazz standard - “Summertime, and the livin' is easy...”

summertime posters (the season)


The Producers Masterprint
The Producers
Masterprint

The Producers (2005) is based on the 2001 Broadway musical and 1968 film of the same name. The plot is to produce a musical so bad that it will lose money and defraud the investors - their choice “Springtime for Hitler” ends up being a hit, complicating the scheme.


Pumpboys & Dinettes, Masterprint
Pumpboys & Dinettes,
1982 Broadway
Masterprint

Pump Boys & Dinettes, a musical written by a performance group of the same name, tells the story of four men who work at a gas station, and two women waitresses at a dinette.


Purlie Masterprint, 1970 Broadway Show
Purlie Masterprint,
1970 Broadway Show

Purlie, a musical based on a play by Ossie Davis, set in the South during the Jim Crow era.


Rent Poster
Rent
Poster

Rent (1994), a rock opera about a group of impoverished young artists and musicians surviving in New York's Lower East Side, is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème.


Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mini Poster
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mini Poster

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), a parody of horror and science fiction films, is the longest running theatrical release in history and is considered a cult classic.


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