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When we are talking about the Broadway Musicals, we would think about the theatre music. In the very early 20th Century in America, the theatre music was booming, there were thirty-three legitimate Broadway theatres in New York, over 3,000 professional theatres across the United States, and more was going to be built to meet the audience demand. The famous actor was Al Jolson, a ‘charismatic performer’ in Broadway. His performance saved Warner Bros. from bankruptcy. The Singing Fool which made the gross income of $5.5m, a biggest income only to be exceeded by Gone With The Wind eleven years later.
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4) "My Wild Irish Rose" (1898),interpolated into the 1899 show A Romance of Athlone. Variousartists perform this on compilations of Irish standards, butunlike such classics as "Wearing of the Green" and"Bard of Armagh," this song is more American thanIrish. The composer himself, Chauncey Olcott (born ChancellorJohn Olcott), popularized it in the Broadway show and recorded itfor Columbia in 1913. This important creator record is reissuedon Music From the New York Stage, 1890 - 1920, Volume 1 (Pearl9050). Olcott co-wrote other American-Irish classics, including"Mother Machree" (lyrics by Rida Johnson Young);"I Love the Name of Mary" (lyrics by George Graff,Jr.); and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (music byErnest R. Ball, words by Olcott and Graff). In 1914, tenor JohnMcCormack recorded a superb version of "My Wild IrishRose," reissued on a compact disc of that name (RCA 68668).