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Best Broadway Musicals of the 1950s

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The True Golden Age of Broadway

Rated 4 points - posted 9 years ago by plink in category Music.
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My Fair Lady Report Abuse
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Guys and Dolls Report Abuse
Luck Be a Lady! The ultimate in Broadway entertainment.
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West Side Story Report Abuse
The most dramatic, tragic, and beautiful piece of musical theatre there is.
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Damn Yankees Report Abuse
A frequent favorite.
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The King and I Report Abuse
A smashing success with Yul Brynner as the King of Siam. Songs include "Getting to Know You," "Whistle a Happy Tune," and "Shall We Dance?"
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The Pajama Game Report Abuse
a vintage broadway hit that ran over a thousand performances. Includes songs "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway"
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South Pacific Report Abuse
While not as much fun as Guys and Dolls, South Pacific raised the bar for what a musical could achieve, commenting on race, war, and love with an absolutely splendid score.
7 points - added 9 years ago by plink - 1 comment
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1949 not 1950
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The Music Man Report Abuse
Nearly every song is a hit.
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Peter Pan Report Abuse
Video of the original broadway production, featuring Mary Martin as Peter Pan, is still available. Worth revisiting.
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Candide Report Abuse
Book by Lillian Hellman, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Richard Wilbur.
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Flower Drum Song Report Abuse
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Silk Stockings Report Abuse
Cole Porter with book by George S. Kauffman. Try it. You'll like it.
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New Girl in Town Report Abuse
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Bells Are Ringing Report Abuse
Music by Jule Styne. Original production directed by Jerome Robbins and and choreographed by Bob Fosse. Includes songs "Just in Time" and "Long Before I Knew You,"
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Fanny Report Abuse
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Wonderful Town Report Abuse
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Kismet Report Abuse
Tony Award Best Musical - 1954
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Redhead Report Abuse
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The Most Happy Fella Report Abuse
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Pipe Dream Report Abuse
A very strange Rodgers & Hammerstein piece...worthy mentioning for rarity and novelty.
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