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Burrows, Abe 1910-1985

Overview
Works: 264 works in 542 publications in 6 languages and 9,752 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Musicals  Original cast recordings  Comedy plays  Biography  Romantic comedy films  Vocal scores 
Roles: Librettist, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Other, Speaker, Composer, Singer, Adapter, Creator, Conceptor, Host, Interviewee, Actor
Classifications: PN1995.9.M86, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Abe Burrows
Feuer and Martin present Guys & dolls : a musical fable of Broadway by Frank Loesser( )

27 editions published between 1949 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guys and dolls : the new Broadway cast recording by Frank Loesser( Recording )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to succeed in business without really trying by Frank Loesser( )

20 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American musicals, 1950-1969 : the complete books & lyrics of eight Broadway classics( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second volume of a two-volume collector's edition, The Library of America presents eight enduring masterpieces showcasing the genre's glorious mid-century flowering and and its response to the turbulent 1960s. Based on new research, the complete libretto of each musical is presented in its Broadway opening night version, making these beloved cultural treasures available as never before. The texts are supplemented with additional song lyrics, biographical sketches of the musicals' creators, original cast lists, detailed accounts of each show's sources and production history, textual and explanatory notes, and full-color portfolios of illustrations featuring posters and photographs from each musical's original Broadway run. This volume showcases eight enduring works from the genre's Golden Age: Guys and Dolls (1950) by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling, and Abe Burrows brings Damon Runyon's gamblers and chorus girls to vivid life; The Pajama Game (1954) by George Abbott, Richard Bissell, Richard Adler, and Jerry Ross offers a lighthearted take on the relations between capital and labor; My Fair Lady (1956), Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's glittering adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, a box-office sensation that elevated the tone of the American musical; Gypsy (1959) by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim embraces the relentless ambitions of the ultimate stage mother to frame a poignant look at the vanishing traditions of vaudeville; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962) by Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart, and Stephen Sondheim, a joyously farcical romp set in ancient Rome; the heartbreaking Fiddler on the Roof (1964) by Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick, based on Sholem Aleichem's haunting tales of life and changing times in a Russian shtetl; Cabaret (1966) by Joe Masteroff, John Kander, and Fred Ebb, which views a political crisis through the prism of a Weimar nightclub; and the playfully irreverent 1776 (1969) by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards, a brilliantly drawn character study of the Founding Fathers on the eve of Independence [Publisher description]
Silk stockings by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A musical satire about a female Russian Commissar who goes to Paris to exert pressure on a classical composer whose work has strayed from the party line. But the humorless Commissar soon succumbs to romance and the sinful joys of capitalism.--Bay Times, November 21, 1996
Cactus flower; a comedy in two acts by Abe Burrows( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the play Fleur de cactus by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy, the comedy focuses on the relationship between young, wild Toni and her older, married lover Julian, a dentist. Convinced the two have no future together, Toni attempts suicide, and a guilt-ridden Julian rashly proposes he leave his wife so the couple can be together. However, Julian has never revealed to Toni that his "marriage" is actually an elaborate lie concocted to keep Toni at arm's length. Toni refuses to break up his household without first meeting and talking with Julian's soon-to-be-ex, so Julian enlists the aid of his shy spinster assistant Stephanie to pose as his non-existent wife. Complications arise when Toni decides the two must find her a new beau so everyone concerned can live happily ever after
How to succeed in business without really trying : the 2011 Broadway cast recording by Frank Loesser( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the aid of a trusty self-help book How to Succeed in Business, wily window washer J. Pierrepont Finch enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder. The album was produced by five-time Grammy nominee Robert Sher with music and lyrics by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Frank Loesser
Can-Can by Walter Lang( Visual )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owner of Montmartre's most notorious nightspot, the Café Le Bal Du Paradis, Simone Pistache spends a great deal of her time in court, thanks to the banning of that "lewd and lascivious" dance, the Can-Can. So when her nightlife-loving lawyer and boyfriend, François Durnais, refuses to settle down and marry her, Simone decides to play up to his rival in romance, Parisian judge Philipe Forrestier, a lovestruck young jurist who's determined to make an honest woman out of her-- one way or the other
Can-can by Cole Porter( )

19 editions published between 1954 and 1985 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cole Porter's Can-can : original Broadway cast recording by Cole Porter( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to succeed in business without really trying! : the new Broadway cast recording by Frank Loesser( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to succeed in business without really trying : [original Broadway cast] by Frank Loesser( Recording )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes songs from the original 1961 stage production, Walter Cronkite's voiceovers from the 1995 production, Loesser's early drafts of two numbers, two jazz adaptations of songs, and interviews in 2002 from a documentary about Loesser
Guys and dolls by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get Salvation Army doll Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide wants him to go legit and marry her
Silk stockings : an original cast recording by Cole Porter( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The solid gold Cadillac by Richard Quine( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Partridge, a small-time stockholder creates havoc at a a board meeting, falls in love with the former chief executive officer, and wrests control of the corporation from its selfish, corrupt board of directors
Guys and dolls by Frank Loesser( Recording )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous musical set in a fantasy city of gangsters, molls and street-life. Classic performances and classic songs. (1955)
First impressions; a musical comedy by George Weiss( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four on a garden by Abe Burrows( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good news : vocal selection by Ray Henderson( )

in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the State Theatre collection of cinema scores and parts, mainly used for silent movies, but including musical materials associated with talking pictures ca. 1900-1950, used by the State Theatre and various film distribution companies throughout Australia. Some items include performance annotations
The Abe Burrows songbook. by Abe Burrows( )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Feuer and Martin present Guys & dolls : a musical fable of Broadway
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Abe Burrows adaptateur et scénariste

Abe Burrows Amerikaans auteur (1910-1985)

Abe Burrows US-amerikanischer Autor, Dramatiker und Regisseur

Borowitz, Abram Solman 1910-1985

Burrows, Abram S.

Burrows, Abram S. 1910-1985

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