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Composer: Willson, Meredith (1902-1984)

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Year of birth1902
Year of death1984
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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Prom 59: The Broadway Sound with the John Wilson Orchestra

Seth MacFarlane and Anna-Jane Casey perform ‘Sue Me’ from Guys and Dolls with the John Wilson Or ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
On entering Door One at the Royal Albert Hall and seeing top hats, tails and tap shoes clustered in a doorway, it was time to prepare for an evening of ‘The Broadway Sound’.
***11
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The Music Man at Glimmerglass: Fun, American style

Megan Ort (Zaneeta Shinn) and Allan K. Washington (Tommy Djilas) in The Glimmerglass Festival produc ©  Karli Cadel / The Glimmerglass Festival
Want to know what small-town America looks and feels like in the thick of summertime, circa 1940? The Glimmerglass Festival’s purest musical theater offering, The Music Man, is festive, frolicsome Americana, brimming with spectacular sets, clever staging, and a sensational ensemble showcasing Olympic-sized talent.
****1
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