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Recent Examples on the Web The Tony and Emmy winning actor is returning to New York stages in a new musical comedy adaptation of his 1992 film Mr. Saturday Night about one comedian's meteoric rise to the middle. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 10 Nov. 2021 For background, Julianne starred in the 2012 musical comedy Rock of Ages based on the Broadway musical of the same name. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 10 Nov. 2021 Milwaukee Repertory Theater's new production of Matt Zembrowski's musical comedy, which opened Sunday evening at the Stackner Cabaret, ensures there will be no bye weeks for theater-loving Packers fans for the next two months. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Nov. 2021 Broadway in Portland is back with the first national tour of the record-breaking musical comedy based on the hit film. oregonlive, 3 Nov. 2021 This touring musical comedy also returns to the lineup after a COVID-19 delay. Matthew J. Palm,, 26 Aug. 2021 After making a zillion dollars, the 2011 musical comedy about Mormons on a mission to Uganda returns with its book lightly rewritten after cast members asked that some of the humor be reevaluated. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 3 Sep. 2021 Cygnet was just one performance into its March 2020 production of the Harvey Fierstein-Jerry Herman musical comedy when the pandemic shut it down. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Sep. 2021 Large events scheduled for September include weekly burlesque shows, an Anchorage Concert Association performance by The Piano Guys and a musical comedy show by Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of musical comedy

1765, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of musical comedy was in 1765

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“Musical comedy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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