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  1. Alice May

    Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna

    By Adrienne Simpson

    Series: Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

    This biography tells the story of Alice May, a touring prima donna in the nineteenth century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, taking part in pioneering performances of the popular light operas of the day. Along the way she took part in many premieres,...

    Published August 21st 2003 by Routledge

  2. Harry B. Smith

    Dean of American Librettists

    By John Franceschina

    Series: Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

    Harry B. Smith was the most prolific writer of librettos for the American musical theatre in history, with nearly half of his 300 works actually opening in New York City. In addition, Smith was instrumental in adapting and popularizing foreign musicals in America, significantly influencing writing...

    Published June 22nd 2003 by Routledge

  3. David Braham

    The American Offenbach

    By John Franceschina

    Series: Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 25th 2002 by Routledge

  4. William B. Gill

    From the Goldfields to Broadway

    By Kurt Ganzl

    Series: Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 5th 2002 by Routledge

  5. Leslie Stuart

    Composer of Florodora

    By Andrew Lamb

    Series: Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

    Leslie Stuart (1864-1928) was a British songwriter best remembered as the composer of the hit show, Florodora. He began writing popular songs as a teenager, first for blackface and vaudeville performers, and eventually for more "legitimate" shows and revues. Florodora (1899), written in...

    Published August 1st 2002 by Routledge

  6. Lydia Thompson

    Queen of Burlesque

    By Kurt Ganzl

    Series: Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 2nd 2002 by Routledge

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