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Lorenz HartA Poet on Broadway$
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Frederick Nolan

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195102895

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.001.0001

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Billy Rose's Jumbo

Billy Rose's Jumbo

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(p.202) 26 Billy Rose's Jumbo
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Lorenz Hart
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Frederick Nolan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0026

Still waiting for Lee Shubert to give them a start date on the new show, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart got a call from Billy Rose. Broadway rumor had it that financier and show angel John Hay Whitney was putting up a quarter of a million dollars for Rose — these days seeing himself more and more as a combination of Florenz Ziegfeld and P. T. Barnum — to produce a gigantic spectacular, part indoor circus, part vaudeville, part famous-name revue. Rose had been working on the project for months; everyone was talking about it. “To acquaint myself with musical comedy routine,” George Abbott recorded, “Rodgers and Hart thought that it might be a good idea for me to break in by doing another musical first, and they suggested Jumbo,” for which they had done the songs and which Rose was to produce.

Keywords:   Lee Shubert, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Billy Rose, John Hay Whitney, George Abbott, Jumbo

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