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Hubert Hassard Short

b. Hubert Hassard-Short, 15 Oct 1877, Edington, Wiltshire, Britain, d. 9 Oct 1956, Great, France. After employed in the theater in London and NY as an acting professional and occasional movie director, all without very much success, Short strike his stride in the first 20s and was thereafter in charge of a number of the 10 years’s biggest money-spinners. Doing work for the Shubert Brothers, he staged their well-known Music Package Revues from 1921-23. He also aimed Sunny (1925), which starred Marilyn Miller. With tremendous flair, Brief brought together all of the components of music, motion, lighting and models that found epitomize the Broadway musical from the past due 20s and early 30s. His displays from the 30s included a number of the biggest strikes, including Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz’s The Band Wagon (1931), Irving Berlin’s As Hundreds Cheer, Jerome Kern’s Roberta (both 1933), THE FANTASTIC Waltz (1934) and Cole Porter’s Jubilee (1935). He taken care of his amazing momentum through the 40s, staging Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin’s Woman AT NIGHT (1941), Something For The Young boys (1943), the groundbreaking Carmen Jones (1943), with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II to Georges Bizet’s music, a revival of Kern’s Display Motorboat (1946) and Make Mine Manhattan (1948), that was a starring automobile for Sid Caesar. Brief continued working in to the 50s.

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