Monday, December 16, 2013

Podcast Extra! The Hippodrome and its famous ice ballet



Our show on the Broadway musical was quite epic, and we ended up cutting out some interesting stories to make the show a reasonable length.  However I'll leak out a couple of these 'deleted scenes' over the next couple weeks.

For instance, here's a segment about another great Broadway theater. In fact, one of the biggest stages ever -- the Hippodrome



And, as I referenced in this segment, here's the advertisement featuring John Philip Sousa.  "The Greatest Success in Theatrical History"!:


You can hear music that was performed at the Hippodrome by the Victor Military Band in a prior post.

Picture courtesy New York Public Library. Newspaper clipping from the New York Tribune, courtesy the Library of Congress.

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