Ol’ Man River
''I don't think it's an exaggeration to say [Paul Robeson] is the quintessential genius of American history,'' said Paul Von Blum, a professor of African-American Studies at UCLA. ''He is probably...
When Show Boat premiered in 1927, many people thought that “Ol’ Man River” was little more than a black spiritual adapted for the musical. It was kind of like how some people (::cough:: Ronal...
“With Show Boat a new art form emerged in the American musical theatre for the first time: the musical play as distinguished from musical comedy,” reads a description of Show Boat on Musicalthe...
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