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The Great Waltz is a stage and screen musical which uses themes by Johann Strauss I and Johann Strauss II. It debuted on Broadway in 1934 and was made into a motion picture by MGM in 1938. Later, with lyrics and musical adaptation by Robert Wright and George Forrest in the 1970 stage revival and the 1972 film remake. The original stage production featured lyrics by Desmond Carter while the 1938 film had a new book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Johann Strauss I Johann Strauss I (also known as Johann Strauss Snr. ... Johann Strauss II The Waltz King coming to life in the Stadtpark, Vienna Johann Strauss II (German: Johann Strauß (Sohn), Johann Strauss (son); in English also Johann Strauss the Younger, Johann Strauss Jr. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... See also: 1937 in film 1937 1939 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January — MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of Dorothy in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture. ... Robert Wright (born Daytona Beach, Florida, September 25, 1914; died Miami, Florida, October 10, 1999) was a United States writer of musical theatre best known for the show Kismet, adapted from the works of Alexander Borodin. ... George Forrest (born Brooklyn, New York, July 31, 1915) is an American writer of musical theatre best known for the show Kismet, adapted from the works of Alexander Borodin. ...


The story of the show is loosely based on the real-life feud between the older and younger Strauss, allegedly because of the father's jealousy of his son's greater talent.

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Songs

  • "The Bat" (w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Johann Strauss II) 1938 film production
  • "Du und Du" (w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Johann Strauss II) 1938 film production
  • "For We Love You Still" (w.Desmond Carter m. Johann Strauss) 1934 stage production
  • "I'm in Love with Vienna" (w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Johann Strauss II) 1938 film production
  • "Like a Star in the Sky" (w.Desmond Carter m. Johann Strauss) 1934 stage production
  • "Look Before You Leap" (w.Desmond Carter m. Johann Strauss) 1934 stage production
  • "Love and War" (w.Desmond Carter m. Johann Strauss) 1934 stage production
  • "Love Will Find You" (w.Desmond Carter m. Johann Strauss) 1934 stage production
  • "Love's Never Lost" (w.Desmond Carter m. Johann Strauss) 1934 stage production
  • "Morning" (w.Desmond Carter m. Johann Strauss) 1934 stage production
  • "No Two Ways" (w. George Forrest and Robert Wright) 1970 stage revival
  • "On Love Alone" (w. Desmond Carter m. Johann Strauss) 1934 stage production
  • "One Day When We Were Young" (w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Johann Strauss II) 1938 film production
  • "Revolutionary March" (w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Johann Strauss II) 1938 film production
  • "While You Love Me" (w.Desmond Carter m. Johann Strauss) 1934 stage production
  • "With All My Heart" (w.Desmond Carter m. Johann Strauss) 1934 stage production
  • "You Are My Songs" (w.Desmond Carter m. Johann Strauss) 1934 stage production

For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... Johann Strauss II The Waltz King coming to life in the Stadtpark, Vienna Johann Strauss II (German: Johann Strauß (Sohn), Johann Strauss (son); in English also Johann Strauss the Younger, Johann Strauss Jr. ...

Broadway production

The show opened at the Center Theatre in the Rockefeller Center on September 22, 1934 and ran for 289 performances. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Lower Plaza at Rockefeller Center. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


London production

The show opened at the Drury Lane Theatre on July 9, 1970 and ran for 605 performances. The present-day Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, sketched when it was new, in 1813. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


See also

The Great Waltz (film) The Great Waltz is a 1938 film with Miliza Korjus. ...


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