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The 1996 Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical Rent is based loosely on Puccini’s opera La Bohème. It follows a year in the lives of seven friends living the Bohemian lifestyle in New York’s East Village. AIDS and both its physical and emotional complications pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, Angel, Maureen, Benjamin and Mark. Winner of the 1996 Tony Award, Rent is credited with bringing a new generation to musical theatre. The reality of the story and the quality of the show’s rock tunes are as powerful a combination now as they were when the show first appeared on Broadway. Presented By: Theatre Charlotte

At a time when Broadway was a popular mainstay of American culture, the collaboration of composer Rodgers and lyricist Hammerstein was itself a phenomenon. It began with Oklahoma!, which hit Broadway in 1943 like nothing before it and was recognized as the first unified work in a genre still finding its artistic essence. The partners averaged one new musical every other year for the next 16 years, until their final collaboration, The Sound of Music, opened in 1959, six months before Hammerstein’s death. Rodgers & Hammerstein set the standard for the Broadway musical and their influence was felt around the world.
Sourced primarily from two great catalogs, Columbia Records and RCA Victor Records, the recordings in this deluxe box set include classic Broadway cast recordings, studio recreations and a few recordings of notable revivals. It features performances from a virtual Broadway Honor Roll including Christine Andreas, Julie Andrews, Kaye Ballard, Laura Benanti, Isabel Bigley, Theodore Bikel, Yul Brynner, Liz Callaway, John Davidson, Christine Ebersole, Alice Ghostley, Nathan Gunn, Juanita Hall, Arabella Hong, Judy Kuhn, Mary Martin, Andrea McArdle, Audra McDonald, Donna McKechnie, Patricia Neway, Jerry Orbach, Ezio Pinza, John Raitt, Pat Suzuki, Constance Towers, Helen Traubel, Miyoshi Umeki, Martin Vidnovic, and Patrick Wilson.

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    The Hit Off-Broadway show: The Marvelous Wonderettes!. The Marvelous Wonderettes: the 1950s Pop Hit Musical!. HD Wallpaper and background images in the Musicals club tagged: 1950s broadway off-broadway marvelous music singing new york nyc.

    Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn arrives on Broadway as The New Irving Berlin Musical. Featuring such Irving Berlin hits as “White Christmas” and “Easter Parade,” Holiday Inn is a new Broadway musical at Studio 54.