Musicals

1993 Legends of American Music - Musicals3
1993-USA

My Fair Lady

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Notables:

  • Musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s writing, “Pygmalion”
  • Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
  • Music by Frederick Loewe

1993 Legends of American Music - Musicals
1993-USA

Show Boat

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Notables:

  • Musical based on Edna Ferber’s bestselling novel
  • Music by Jerome Kern
  • Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1995
  • Awarded the Laurence Olivier Best Musical Revival in 1991

1993 Legends of American Music - Musicals1
1993-USA

Porgy & Bess

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Notables:

  • 1959 American musical film directed by Otto Preminger
  • Based on the 1935 opera by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
  • Inspired by Heyward’s 1925 novel Porgy
  • Samuel Goldwyn’s last musical project
  • Included in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2011

1993 Legends of American Music - Musicals2
1993-USA

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Notables:

  • First musical written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play Green Grow the Lilacs
  • Opened on March 31, 1943 as an original Broadway musical
  • Musical that won Rodgers and Hammerstein a Pulitzer Prize in 1944