Study Guide: Dance in Musicals
by John Kenrick

(Copyright 2004)

From The Black Crook (1866) and Broadway Melody (1928) to the latest hits, dance has played a central role in the history of stage and screen musicals. In response to the requests of many site visitors, we offer this introductory overview.

Gwen Verdon and company are seen doing Michael Kidd's acclaimed dances on this postcard for the original Broadway production of Can Can (1954).

 

 
Stage Musicals

Screen Musicals

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