By Carol J. Oja
When Leonard Bernstein first arrived in ny urban, he used to be an unknown artist operating with different outstanding twentysomethings, significantly Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and Adolph eco-friendly. through the top of the Forties, those artists have been international recognized. Their collaborations defied inventive limitations and subtly driven a revolutionary political schedule, changing the panorama of musical theater, ballet, and nightclub comedy. In Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative paintings in a Time of War, award-winning writer and pupil Carol J. Oja examines the early days of Bernstein's profession in the course of international battle II, centering round the debut in 1944 of the Broadway musical On the Town and the ballet Fancy Free. As a composer and conductor, Bernstein skilled a meteoric upward push to status, thank you in no small half to his visionary colleagues. jointly, they taken with city modern lifestyles and pop culture, that includes as heroes the itinerant sailors who bore the brunt of army carrier. They have been provocative either artistically and politically. In a time of race riots and jap internment camps, Bernstein and his collaborators featured African American performers and a jap American ballerina, staging a version of racial integration. instead of accepting conventional differences among low and high artwork, Bernstein's track was once wide-open, encouraged by way of every little thing from opera and jazz to cartoons. Oja shapes a wide-ranging cultural heritage that captures a tumultuous second in time. Bernstein Meets Broadway is an imperative paintings for lovers of Broadway musicals, dance, and American functionality history.
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