A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 29, 2018
Revusical (revue + musical)

Entry in progress—B.P.

(Oxford English Dictionary)
revusical, adj. and n.
Origin: Formed within English, by blending. Etymons: revue n., musical adj.
Etymology: Blend of revue n. and musical adj., originally in revusical comedy, after musical comedy n. Compare later musical n. 3b.
slang (chiefly U.S.).
A. adj.
Of or relating to a light theatrical entertainment that combines elements of the revue and the musical.
1914 (title) Whoopsy Daisy; song from the revusical comedy, After the girl.
1915 N.Z. Truth 4 Sept. 2 When ‘After the Girl’..was produced at the Gaiety Theatre, London, a good deal of controversy raged round the description of the play as a ‘revusical comedy’.
B. n.
A light theatrical entertainment of this kind.
1915 N.Z. Truth 4 Sept. 2 Mr. George Edwardes..settled all arguments by explaining how the word had been coined… The idea was..hit on to call it by the combination of the two—so ‘revusical’ was the word that came into existence.

OCLC WorldCat record
Waiting for the moon to shine : song from the revusical comedy After the girl
Author: Paul Alfred Rubens, Komponist; Percy Greenbank
Publisher: London : Chappell, ©1914.
Edition/Format: Musical score : English

OCLC WorldCat record
After the Girl. A Revusical Comedy in two Acts and six Scenes, written and composed by P.A. Rubens. Lyrics by P. Greenbank and P.A. Rubens. Vocal Score.
Author: Paul A Rubens
Publisher: London, etc : Chappell & Co, 1914.
Edition/Format: Musical score

OCLC WorldCat record
Maid in America. A revusical production in two acts and eleven scenes. (Book of words.).
Author: Albert Curtis BROWN
Publisher: Winter Garden Co.: [New York? 1915]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Cheer up; a colossal revusical comedy in three cheers,
Author: Raymond Hubbell; R H Burnside; John L Golden
Publisher: [1917]
Edition/Format: Print book : Manuscript Archival Material : English

OCLC WorldCat record
A Young Man’s Fancy: From John Murray Anderson’s Revusical Play “What’s in a Name?”
Author: Anderson, John Murray; Yellen, Jack, 1892-1991; Ager, Milton, 1893-1979
Publisher: New York : Leo Feist, c1920. 1920
Edition/Format: Downloadable archival material : English
Summary:
11 parts. Lyric by John Murray Anderson & Jack Yellen ; music by Milton Ager. The “music box refrain” included in piano and percussion parts.

OCLC WorldCat record
Wait for the happy ending : Murray Anderson’s Almanac ; a revusical comedy of yesterday today tomorrow
Author: Milton Ager; Dan Dougherty; Jack Yellen; John Arpin Collection - York University.
Publisher: New York : Ager, Yellen & Bornstein Inc., 1929.
Edition/Format: Musical score : English

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