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Musical theatre of all kinds was the dominant entertainment from 1875 to 1925. At the top came opera, a social must for the upper classes. But the majority filled the Broadway and regional theatres to see operettas in the European tradition by V ictor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg, and Franz Lehar. Even more popular were the musical shows where a slender plot line supported a string of comic and sentimental songs and occasional dances. George M. Cohan, Jerome Kern, and eventually Irving Berlin were le ading contributors to the genre. Black casts presented a parallel repertoire by James Rosamond Johnson, James Weldon Johnson and Will Marion Cook. Closer to vaudeville were the annual revues such as the Passing Show and the Ziegfield Follies which dispens ed with a plot altogether to focus on spectacular sets and costumes, headliner acts, and of course, beautiful girls.  
Give My Regards to Broadway / [words and music by] Geo. M. Cohan.
Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942.
New York : F.A. Mills, c1904
1 vocal score ([4] p.) :ill. ; 34 cm.
Image ID: WWM9937/G98C119/001

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