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Backstage Musical

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...A backstage musical is a musical film or play in which the principal characters are themselves performers and the story revolves around their putting on a show. The characters are shown both ‘onstage’ in performance and ‘backstage’ in areas...

Broadway Musical

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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... ‘Broadway musicals’ in the sense of having been created originally for Broadway or off-Broadway theaters. In 2007 the longest-running show in Broadway history was Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, which had been...

New York City, NY: Broadway

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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... original participants.The Broadway musical has often been claimed as a quintessentially North American genre, yet the leading composer of musical hits on Broadway today is not a North American but a Briton: Andrew Lloyd Webber. With Jesus...