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The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows
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The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals

Jonas Westover

Abstract

Starting in 1912, the Shubert brothers produced an extravagant series of revues called The Passing Shows. Each year, a new edition would be crafted, featuring new musical styles, the latest dance fads, and some of the biggest stars of the day. Including dozens of chorus women and men, these revues were hits both in New York’s Winter Garden Theater and on tour. This book examines these shows in depth, with a look at their creators and content. Challenging the notion that Ziegfeld and his Follies were the only important revues of the era, this work details the remarkable efforts put forth by a w ... More

Keywords: Shubert brothers, Ziegfeld, competition, Winter Garden Theater, revue, New York, Broadway

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190219239
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219239.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonas Westover, author
Freelance Writer