The Belle of New York: The 1897 Musical Comedy: Complete Book and Lyrics

The Belle of New York: The 1897 Musical Comedy: Complete Book and Lyrics

by Hugh Morton

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Overview

After receiving mixed reviews in its New York production, Hugh Morton's satire of life in the 1890s, "The Belle of New York," was a smash hit in London and would go on to be the first American musical to run for more than a year. As the New York Times summed up, the musical "concerns the misfortunes of a good-hearted but weak young man, who wastes his substance in riotous living, and is disinherited by his father in favor of a pretty Salvationist, to whom, of course, the young man, after serving a term as a soda fountain, is happily married." Thrown into the plot are a comic opera singer and her vulgar father, a French chef's daughter, a musical-hall star and her "brudder," a sensationalist press, hordes of dancing girls, a trip to Chinatown, and a whole band of social reformers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508540823
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/18/2015
Series: Historical Libretto Series , #14
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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