Dance in Musicals

A Musicals 101 Study Guide

by John Kenrick

(Copyright 2004)

Can Can postcard 1954On this postcard for the original Broadway production of Can Can (1954), Gwen Verdon and other members of the original cast are seen performing some of Michael Kidd's acclaimed dance numbers.

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.

Stage Musicals

Screen Musicals

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