Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical, 1st Edition

  • William A. Everett
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  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2009
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Overview

The Broadway musical has greatly influenced American (and world) culture. Shows such as Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun are as "American as apple pie," while the long runs of imports such as Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables have broken records. Broadway has produced cultural icons such as Ethel Merman, Yul Brynner, and Julie Andrews, and composers and lyricists such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many others have had their melodies sung on its stages. Visionaries like George Abbott, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, and Susan Stroman have brought productions to life through their innovative direction and choreography.

Since the latter part of the 19th century, the Broadway musical has remained one of the most popular genres in entertainment and its history is related in detail in the Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 900 dictionary entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors, this handy desk reference offers quick information on the many aspects of the Broadway musical.

About the Authors:
William A. Everett is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Musicology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he also serves as chair of the Division of Composition, Music Theory, and Musicology.

Paul R. Laird is Professor of Musicology and Director of the Musicology Division at the University of Kansas, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music history and directs the Instrumental Collegium Musicum.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Preface.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Aarons, Alexander A. (Also Known as Alex A. Aarons, 1891–1943).
2: Abbott, George (1887–1995).
3: Abyssinia (20 February 1906, Majestic, 31 Performances).
4: Act, The (29 October 1977, Majestic, 233 Performances).
5: Adams, Edith (Born Elizabeth Edith Enke, Also Known as Edie Adams, 1927– ).
6: Adams, Lee (1924– ).
7: Adler, Richard (1921– ).
8: African American Musicals.
9: Ahrens, Lynn (1948– ).
10: Aida (23 March 2000, Palace, 1,852 Performances).
11: Ain't Misbehavin' (9 May 1978, Longacre, 1,604 Performances).
12: Albert, Eddie (Born Edward Albert Heimberger, 1906–2005).
13: Alda, Robert (1914–1986).
14: Alexander, Jason (Born Jason Scott Greenspan, 1959– ).
15: Allegro (10 October 1947, Majestic, 315 Performances).
16: Allen, Fred (1894–1956).
17: Allen, Peter (1944–1992).
18: All Shook Up (24 March 2005, Palace, 213 Performances).
19: Allyson, June (Born Eleanor Geisman, 1917–2006).
20: Alton, Robert (Robert Alton Hart, 1897–1957).
21: America's Sweetheart (10 February 1931, Broadhurst, 135 Performances).
22: Anderson, John Murray (1886–1954).
23: Anderson, Maxwell (1888–1959).
24: Andrews, Julie (Born Julia Wells, 1935– ).
25: Animal Crackers (23 October 1928, 44th Street, 191 Performances).
26: Annie (21 April 1977, Alvin, 2,377 Performances).
27: Annie Get Your Gun (16 May 1946, Imperial, 1,147 Performances).
28: Anyone Can Whistle (4 April 1964, Majestic, 9 Performances).
29: Anything Goes (21 November 1934, Alvin, 420 Performances).
30: Applause (30 March 1970, Palace, 896 Performances).
31: Apple Tree, The (18 October 1966, Shubert, 463 Performances).
32: Arden, Eve (Born Eunice Quedens, 1908–1990).
33: Arlen, Harold (Born Hyman Arluck, 1905–1986).
34: Aronson, Boris (ca. 1900–1980).
35: Arthur, Beatrice (Born Bernice Frankel, also Known as Bea Arthur, 1923– ).
36: Ashman, Howard (1951–1991).
37: Aspects of Love (8 April 1990, Broadhurst, 377 Performances).
38: Assassins (22 April 2004, Studio 54, 101 Performances).
39: Astaire, Adele (Born Adele Austerlitz, 1896?–1981).
40: Astaire, Fred (Born Frederick Austerlitz, 1899–1987).
41: As Thousands Cheer (30 September 1933, Music Box, 400 Performances).
42: Atkinson, Brooks (Also Known as J. Brooks Atkinson, 1894–1984).
43: Atteridge, Harold (1886–1938).
44: Auberjonois, Rene (1940– ).
45: Avenue Q (31 July 2003, Golden, 1,428 Performances as of 31 December 2006).
46: Avian, Bob (Also Known as Robert Avian).
47: Babes in Arms (14 April 1937, Shubert, 289 Performances).
48: Babes in Toyland (13 October 1903, Majestic, 192 Performances).
49: Bacall, Lauren (Born Betty Joan Perske, 1924– ).
50: Bailey, Pearl (1918–1990).
51: Baker, Josephine (1906–1975).
52: Balanchine, George (Born Georges Balanchivadze, 1904–1983).
53: Ball, Lucille (1911–1989).
54: Ball, Michael (1962– ).
55: Barnes, Clive (1927– ).
56: Barnum (30 April 1980, St. James, 854 Performances).
57: Barrett, Brent (1957– ).
58: Bart, Lionel (1930–1999).
59: Battle, Hinton (1956– ).
60: Beach, Gary (1947– ).
61: Beauty and the Beast (18 April 1994, Palace, 5,221 Performances as of 31 December 2006).
62: Beechman, Laurie (1954–1998).
63: Bells Are Ringing (29 November 1956, Shubert, 924 Performances).
64: Bennett, Michael (1943–1987).
65: Bennett, Robert Russell (1894–1981).
66: Benzell, Mimi (1924–1971).
67: Berkeley, Busby (Born William Berkeley Enos, 1895–1976).
68: Berlin, Irving (Born Israel Baline, 1888–1989).
69: Bernstein, Leonard (1918–1990).
70: Best Foot Forward (1 October 1941, Ethel Barrymore, 326 Performances).
71: Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The (17 April 1978, Entermedia, 1,703 Performances).
72: Betsy (28 December 1926, New Amsterdam, 39 Performances).
73: Big Deal (10 April 1986, Broadway, 69 Performances).
74: Big River (25 May 1985, Eugene O'neill, 1,005 Performances).
75: Big: the Musical (28 April 1996, Shubert, 193 Performances).
76: Bikel, Theodore (1924– ).
77: Billion Dollar Baby (21 December 1945, Alvin, 219 Performances).
78: Bitter Sweet (5 November 1929, Ziegfeld, 159 Performances).
79: Blackbirds of 1928 (9 May 1928, Liberty, 518 Performances).
80: Black Crook, The (12 September 1866, Niblo's Garden, 475 Performances).
81: Blaine, Vivian (Born Vivian Stapleton, 1921–1995).
82: Blake, Eubie (1883–1983).
83: Bledsoe, Jules (1898–1943).
84: Blitzstein, Marc (1905–1964).
85: Blood Brothers (25 April 1993, Music Box, 840 Performances).
86: Bloomer Girl (5 October 1944, Shubert, 654 Performances).
87: Blossom, Henry (ca. 1866–1919).
88: Blossom Time (29 September 1921, Ambassador, 516 Performances).
89: Blue Paradise, The (5 August 1915, Casino, 356 Performances).
90: Bock, Jerry (1928– ).
91: Bolger, Ray (1904–1987).
92: Bolton, Guy (1884–1979).
93: Bombay Dreams (29 April 2004, Broadway, 284 Performances).
94: Bombo (6 October 1921, Jolson's, 218 Performances).
95: Book Musical.
96: Booth, Shirley (1898–1992).
97: Bosley, Tom (1927– ).
98: Bostwick, Barry (1946– ).
99: Boublil, Alain (1941– ).
100: Boy Friend, The (30 September 1954, Royale, 485 Performances).
101: Boy From Oz, The (16 October 2003, Imperial, 364 Performances).
102: Boys From Syracuse, The (23 November 1938, Alvin, 235 Performances).
103: Brantley, Ben (Also known as Benjamin D. Brantley, 1954– ).
104: Brice, Fanny (Born Fanny Borach, 1891–1951).
105: Bricusse, Leslie (1931– ).
106: Brigadoon (13 March 1947, Ziegfeld, 581 Performances).
107: Brightman, Sarah (1960– ).
108: Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (25 April 1996, Ambassador, 1,523 Performances).
109: Broderick, Matthew (1962– ).
110: Brown, Lew (Born Louis Brownstein, 1893–1958).
111: Brynner, Yul (Born Taidje Khano, also Known as Youl Bryner, 1911 or 1915–1985).
112: Bubbling Brown Sugar (2 March 1976, Anta, 766 Performances).
113: Buck, Gene (Edward Eugene Buck, 1885–1957).
114: Buckley, Betty (1947– ).
115: Burlesque.
116: Burnett, Carol (1933– ).
117: Burrows, Abe (1910–1985).
118: Burton, Richard (1925–1984).
119: By Jeeves (28 October 2001, Helen Hayes, 73 Performances).
120: By Jupiter (2 June 1942, Shubert, 427 Performances).
121: Bye Bye Birdie (14 April 1960, Martin Beck, 607 Performances).
122: Cabaret (20 November 1966, Broadhurst, 1,165 Performances).
123: Cabin in the Sky (25 October 1940, Martin Beck, 156 Performances).
124: Caesar, Irving (1895–1996).
125: La Cage Aux Folles (21 August 1983, Palace, 1,761 Performances).
126: Cahill, Marie (1874–1933).
127: Call Me Madam (12 October 1950, Imperial, 644 Performances).
128: Call Me Mister (18 April 1946, National, 734 Performances).
129: Camelot (3 December 1960, Majestic, 873 Performances).
130: Can-Can (7 May 1953, Shubert, 892 Performances).
131: Candide (1 December 1956, Martin Beck, 73 Performances).
132: Cantor, Eddie (Born Edward Israel Iskowitz, 1892–1964).
133: Capeman, The (29 January 1998, Marquis, 68 Performances).
134: Capitan, EI (20 April 1896, Broadway, 112 Performances).
135: Cariou, Len (1939– ).
136: Carmen Jones (2 December 1943, Broadway, 502 Performances).
137: Carnival! (13 April 1961, Imperial, 719 Performances).
138: Caroline, or Change (2 May 2004, Eugene O'Neill, 136 Performances).
139: Carousel (19 April 1945, Majestic, 890 Performances).
140: Carroll, Diahann (Born Carol Diahann Johnson, 1935– ).
141: Carroll, Earl (1892–1948).
142: Carroll, Harry (1892–1962).
143: Carver, Brent (1951– ).
144: Caryll, Ivan (Born Felix Tilkins, 1861–1921).
145: Cat and the Fiddle, The (15 October 1931, Globe, 395 Performances).
146: Cats (7 October 1982, Winter Garden, 7,485 Performances).
147: Century Girl, The (6 November 1916, Century, 200 Performances).
148: Cerveris, Michael (1960– ).
149: Champion, Gower (1919–1980).
150: Channing, Carol (1921– ).
151: Charnin, Martin (1934– ).
152: Chenoweth, Kristin (1968– ).
153: Cherry Blossoms (28 March 1927, 44th Street, 56 Performances).
154: Chess (28 April 1988, Imperial, 68 Performances).
155: Chicago (3 June 1975, 46th Street, 936 Performances).
156: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (28 April 2005, Hilton, 285 Performances).
157: Chocolate Soldier, The (13 September 1909, Lyric, 296 Performances).
158: Choreographer/Choreography.
159: Chorus.
160: Chorus Line, A (15 April 1975, Public/Newman and Shubert, 6,137 Performances).
161: City Center Encores!.
162: City of Angels (11 December 1989, Virginia, 879 Performances).
163: Clark, Victoria.
164: Clayton, Jan (1917–1983).
165: Coca, Imogene (1908–2001).
166: Coco (18 December 1969, Mark Hellinger, 332 Performances).
167: Cocoanuts, The (8 December 1925, Lyric, 276 Performances).
168: Cohan, George M. (1878–1942).
169: Cole, Jack (1914–1974).
170: Coleman, Cy (Born Seymour Kaufman, 1929–2004).
171: Collins, Jose (1887–1958).
172: Color Purple, The (1 December 2005, Broadway, 452 Performances as of 31 December 2006).
173: Comden, Betty (Born Elizabeth Cohen, 1919–2006).
174: Company (26 April 1970, Alvin, 706 Performances).
175: Composer.
176: Concept Musical.
177: Connecticut Yankee, A (3 November 1927, Vanderbilt, 418 Performances).
178: Contact (7 October 1999, Newhouse, 1,010 Performances).
179: Cook, Barbara (1927– ).
180: Cook, Will Marion (1869–1944).
181: Coote, Robert (1909–1982).
182: Countess Maritza (18 September 1926, Shubert, 321 Performances).
183: Coward, Noel (Also Known as Noël Coward, 1899–1973).
184: Cradle Will Rock, The (3 January 1938, Windsor, 108 Performances).
185: Crawford, Cheryl (1902–1986).
186: Crawford, Michael (1942– ).
187: Crazy for You (19 February 1992, Shubert, 1,622 Performances).
188: Critics.
189: Crivello, Anthony (1955– ).
190: Crouse, Russel (1893–1966).
191: Cullum, John (1930– ).
Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Preface.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Aarons, Alexander A. (Also Known as Alex A. Aarons, 1891–1943).
2: Abbott, George (1887–1995).
3: Abyssinia (20 February 1906, Majestic, 31 Performances).
4: Act, The (29 October 1977, Majestic, 233 Performances).
5: Adams, Edith (Born Elizabeth Edith Enke, Also Known as Edie Adams, 1927– ).
6: Adams, Lee (1924– ).
7: Adler, Richard (1921– ).
8: African American Musicals.
9: Ahrens, Lynn (1948– ).
10: Aida (23 March 2000, Palace, 1,852 Performances).
11: Ain't Misbehavin' (9 May 1978, Longacre, 1,604 Performances).
12: Albert, Eddie (Born Edward Albert Heimberger, 1906–2005).
13: Alda, Robert (1914–1986).
14: Alexander, Jason (Born Jason Scott Greenspan, 1959– ).
15: Allegro (10 October 1947, Majestic, 315 Performances).
16: Allen, Fred (1894–1956).
17: Allen, Peter (1944–1992).
18: All Shook Up (24 March 2005, Palace, 213 Performances).
19: Allyson, June (Born Eleanor Geisman, 1917–2006).
20: Alton, Robert (Robert Alton Hart, 1897–1957).
21: America's Sweetheart (10 February 1931, Broadhurst, 135 Performances).
22: Anderson, John Murray (1886–1954).
23: Anderson, Maxwell (1888–1959).
24: Andrews, Julie (Born Julia Wells, 1935– ).
25: Animal Crackers (23 October 1928, 44th Street, 191 Performances).
26: Annie (21 April 1977, Alvin, 2,377 Performances).
27: Annie Get Your Gun (16 May 1946, Imperial, 1,147 Performances).
28: Anyone Can Whistle (4 April 1964, Majestic, 9 Performances).
29: Anything Goes (21 November 1934, Alvin, 420 Performances).
30: Applause (30 March 1970, Palace, 896 Performances).
31: Apple Tree, The (18 October 1966, Shubert, 463 Performances).
32: Arden, Eve (Born Eunice Quedens, 1908–1990).
33: Arlen, Harold (Born Hyman Arluck, 1905–1986).
34: Aronson, Boris (ca. 1900–1980).
35: Arthur, Beatrice (Born Bernice Frankel, also Known as Bea Arthur, 1923– ).
36: Ashman, Howard (1951–1991).
37: Aspects of Love (8 April 1990, Broadhurst, 377 Performances).
38: Assassins (22 April 2004, Studio 54, 101 Performances).
39: Astaire, Adele (Born Adele Austerlitz, 1896?–1981).
40: Astaire, Fred (Born Frederick Austerlitz, 1899–1987).
41: As Thousands Cheer (30 September 1933, Music Box, 400 Performances).
42: Atkinson, Brooks (Also Known as J. Brooks Atkinson, 1894–1984).
43: Atteridge, Harold (1886–1938).
44: Auberjonois, Rene (1940– ).
45: Avenue Q (31 July 2003, Golden, 1,428 Performances as of 31 December 2006).
46: Avian, Bob (Also Known as Robert Avian).
47: Babes in Arms (14 April 1937, Shubert, 289 Performances).
48: Babes in Toyland (13 October 1903, Majestic, 192 Performances).
49: Bacall, Lauren (Born Betty Joan Perske, 1924– ).
50: Bailey, Pearl (1918–1990).
51: Baker, Josephine (1906–1975).
52: Balanchine, George (Born Georges Balanchivadze, 1904–1983).
53: Ball, Lucille (1911–1989).
54: Ball, Michael (1962– ).
55: Barnes, Clive (1927– ).
56: Barnum (30 April 1980, St. James, 854 Performances).
57: Barrett, Brent (1957– ).
58: Bart, Lionel (1930–1999).
59: Battle, Hinton (1956– ).
60: Beach, Gary (1947– ).
61: Beauty and the Beast (18 April 1994, Palace, 5,221 Performances as of 31 December 2006).
62: Beechman, Laurie (1954–1998).
63: Bells Are Ringing (29 November 1956, Shubert, 924 Performances).
64: Bennett, Michael (1943–1987).
65: Bennett, Robert Russell (1894–1981).
66: Benzell, Mimi (1924–1971).
67: Berkeley, Busby (Born William Berkeley Enos, 1895–1976).
68: Berlin, Irving (Born Israel Baline, 1888–1989).
69: Bernstein, Leonard (1918–1990).
70: Best Foot Forward (1 October 1941, Ethel Barrymore, 326 Performances).
71: Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The (17 April 1978, Entermedia, 1,703 Performances).
72: Betsy (28 December 1926, New Amsterdam, 39 Performances).
73: Big Deal (10 April 1986, Broadway, 69 Performances).
74: Big River (25 May 1985, Eugene O'neill, 1,005 Performances).
75: Big: the Musical (28 April 1996, Shubert, 193 Performances).
76: Bikel, Theodore (1924– ).
77: Billion Dollar Baby (21 December 1945, Alvin, 219 Performances).
78: Bitter Sweet (5 November 1929, Ziegfeld, 159 Performances).
79: Blackbirds of 1928 (9 May 1928, Liberty, 518 Performances).
80: Black Crook, The (12 September 1866, Niblo's Garden, 475 Performances).
81: Blaine, Vivian (Born Vivian Stapleton, 1921–1995).
82: Blake, Eubie (1883–1983).
83: Bledsoe, Jules (1898–1943).
84: Blitzstein, Marc (1905–1964).
85: Blood Brothers (25 April 1993, Music Box, 840 Performances).
86: Bloomer Girl (5 October 1944, Shubert, 654 Performances).
87: Blossom, Henry (ca. 1866–1919).
88: Blossom Time (29 September 1921, Ambassador, 516 Performances).
89: Blue Paradise, The (5 August 1915, Casino, 356 Performances).
90: Bock, Jerry (1928– ).
91: Bolger, Ray (1904–1987).
92: Bolton, Guy (1884–1979).
93: Bombay Dreams (29 April 2004, Broadway, 284 Performances).
94: Bombo (6 October 1921, Jolson's, 218 Performances).
95: Book Musical.
96: Booth, Shirley (1898–1992).
97: Bosley, Tom (1927– ).
98: Bostwick, Barry (1946– ).
99: Boublil, Alain (1941– ).
100: Boy Friend, The (30 September 1954, Royale, 485 Performances).
101: Boy From Oz, The (16 October 2003, Imperial, 364 Performances).
102: Boys From Syracuse, The (23 November 1938, Alvin, 235 Performances).
103: Brantley, Ben (Also known as Benjamin D. Brantley, 1954– ).
104: Brice, Fanny (Born Fanny Borach, 1891–1951).
105: Bricusse, Leslie (1931– ).
106: Brigadoon (13 March 1947, Ziegfeld, 581 Performances).
107: Brightman, Sarah (1960– ).
108: Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (25 April 1996, Ambassador, 1,523 Performances).
109: Broderick, Matthew (1962– ).
110: Brown, Lew (Born Louis Brownstein, 1893–1958).
111: Brynner, Yul (Born Taidje Khano, also Known as Youl Bryner, 1911 or 1915–1985).
112: Bubbling Brown Sugar (2 March 1976, Anta, 766 Performances).
113: Buck, Gene (Edward Eugene Buck, 1885–1957).
114: Buckley, Betty (1947– ).
115: Burlesque.
116: Burnett, Carol (1933– ).
117: Burrows, Abe (1910–1985).
118: Burton, Richard (1925–1984).
119: By Jeeves (28 October 2001, Helen Hayes, 73 Performances).
120: By Jupiter (2 June 1942, Shubert, 427 Performances).
121: Bye Bye Birdie (14 April 1960, Martin Beck, 607 Performances).
122: Cabaret (20 November 1966, Broadhurst, 1,165 Performances).
123: Cabin in the Sky (25 October 1940, Martin Beck, 156 Performances).
124: Caesar, Irving (1895–1996).
125: La Cage Aux Folles (21 August 1983, Palace, 1,761 Performances).
126: Cahill, Marie (1874–1933).
127: Call Me Madam (12 October 1950, Imperial, 644 Performances).
128: Call Me Mister (18 April 1946, National, 734 Performances).
129: Camelot (3 December 1960, Majestic, 873 Performances).
130: Can-Can (7 May 1953, Shubert, 892 Performances).
131: Candide (1 December 1956, Martin Beck, 73 Performances).
132: Cantor, Eddie (Born Edward Israel Iskowitz, 1892–1964).
133: Capeman, The (29 January 1998, Marquis, 68 Performances).
134: Capitan, EI (20 April 1896, Broadway, 112 Performances).
135: Cariou, Len (1939– ).
136: Carmen Jones (2 December 1943, Broadway, 502 Performances).
137: Carnival! (13 April 1961, Imperial, 719 Performances).
138: Caroline, or Change (2 May 2004, Eugene O'Neill, 136 Performances).
139: Carousel (19 April 1945, Majestic, 890 Performances).
140: Carroll, Diahann (Born Carol Diahann Johnson, 1935– ).
141: Carroll, Earl (1892–1948).
142: Carroll, Harry (1892–1962).
143: Carver, Brent (1951– ).
144: Caryll, Ivan (Born Felix Tilkins, 1861–1921).
145: Cat and the Fiddle, The (15 October 1931, Globe, 395 Performances).
146: Cats (7 October 1982, Winter Garden, 7,485 Performances).
147: Century Girl, The (6 November 1916, Century, 200 Performances).
148: Cerveris, Michael (1960– ).
149: Champion, Gower (1919–1980).
150: Channing, Carol (1921– ).
151: Charnin, Martin (1934– ).
152: Chenoweth, Kristin (1968– ).
153: Cherry Blossoms (28 March 1927, 44th Street, 56 Performances).
154: Chess (28 April 1988, Imperial, 68 Performances).
155: Chicago (3 June 1975, 46th Street, 936 Performances).
156: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (28 April 2005, Hilton, 285 Performances).
157: Chocolate Soldier, The (13 September 1909, Lyric, 296 Performances).
158: Choreographer/Choreography.
159: Chorus.
160: Chorus Line, A (15 April 1975, Public/Newman and Shubert, 6,137 Performances).
161: City Center Encores!.
162: City of Angels (11 December 1989, Virginia, 879 Performances).
163: Clark, Victoria.
164: Clayton, Jan (1917–1983).
165: Coca, Imogene (1908–2001).
166: Coco (18 December 1969, Mark Hellinger, 332 Performances).
167: Cocoanuts, The (8 December 1925, Lyric, 276 Performances).
168: Cohan, George M. (1878–1942).
169: Cole, Jack (1914–1974).
170: Coleman, Cy (Born Seymour Kaufman, 1929–2004).
171: Collins, Jose (1887–1958).
172: Color Purple, The (1 December 2005, Broadway, 452 Performances as of 31 December 2006).
173: Comden, Betty (Born Elizabeth Cohen, 1919–2006).
174: Company (26 April 1970, Alvin, 706 Performances).
175: Composer.
176: Concept Musical.
177: Connecticut Yankee, A (3 November 1927, Vanderbilt, 418 Performances).
178: Contact (7 October 1999, Newhouse, 1,010 Performances).
179: Cook, Barbara (1927– ).
180: Cook, Will Marion (1869–1944).
181: Coote, Robert (1909–1982).
182: Countess Maritza (18 September 1926, Shubert, 321 Performances).
183: Coward, Noel (Also Known as Noël Coward, 1899–1973).
184: Cradle Will Rock, The (3 January 1938, Windsor, 108 Performances).
185: Crawford, Cheryl (1902–1986).
186: Crawford, Michael (1942– ).
187: Crazy for You (19 February 1992, Shubert, 1,622 Performances).
188: Critics.
189: Crivello, Anthony (1955– ).
190: Crouse, Russel (1893–1966).
191: Cullum, John (1930– ).