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Broadway in the 1920's

The onset of World War I in 1917 brings with it that was the first time that theatres became an active participant in the World, because many of them sponsored charitiesfor the soldiers (this continues until 1930)

Another important thing in this decade was the introduction of African-American actors to the Broadway stage (Prior to the 1920's, "black theatre"existed parallel to "white theatre.")

Also 1920 theater´s introduce a non-profit, endowed theatre; a place which could provide training ground for new actors and offer quality theater at pricesaffordable to every part of the population, not just the upper class.

But perhaps the biggest influence on theatre in the 1920's was *Vaudeville, the jazzy black sheep of the theatre family. Thisperformances were mainly musical revues, musical theater took a few cues from this genre. In the 1920's jazz music was very popular to use musical theatre or normal performance

Theatre will undoubtedlycontinue to change in the future, but without the revolutionary decade between 1920 and 1929, it would be a very different thing than what it has become and what it will be in the decades to come.*Vaudeville was a theatrical genre of variety entertainment in the United States and Canada from the early 1880s until the early 1930s. Each performance was made up of a series of separate, unrelated actsgrouped together on a common bill.

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Broadway in the 1920's

• First time that theatres became an active participant in the world

• introduction of African-American actors to the Broadway stage• Introduction of a non-profit, endowed theatre

• The Vaudeville, the jazzy black sheep of the theatre family.

• Theatre will undoubtedly continue to change in the future, but...
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