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Definition of revue

: a theatrical production consisting typically of brief loosely connected often satirical skits, songs, and dances

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Recent Examples on the Web Latest Broadway revue hosted by New Haven’s Shubert. Christopher Arnott,, "Nutcrackers, concerts, lights and more holiday arts events to bring cheer to a COVID-affected season in Connecticut," 9 Dec. 2020 Twin Cities maestro Sanford Moore has been a force behind many a musical revue. Star Tribune, "Our ultimate guide to holiday entertainment: 15 ideas to make your season bright," 20 Nov. 2020 Tigard’s Broadway Rose Theatre Company will offer a swinging musical revue streaming during the holiday season. oregonlive, "Your 2020 Oregon holiday events guide: What’s happening and what’s not," 10 Nov. 2020 PlayMakers Laboratory is taking its signature revue, now in its 19th year, online with a line-up of stories written by elementary school students, adapted and performed by professional actors and directed by artistic director Brandon Cloyd. Doug George,, "Now streaming from Chicago theater, comedy and dance — what’s new for August and the fall," 21 Aug. 2020 Charmoli made his Broadway debut as a dancer in 1947 in Dear Judas and went on to choreograph such shows as Eddie Fisher at the Winter Garden in 1962 and direct MacLaine's revue on the Great White Way in 1976. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Tony Charmoli, Emmy-Winning Choreographer for Mitzi Gaynor and Shirley MacLaine, Dies at 99," 10 Aug. 2020 Central Florida Vocal Arts’ first digital production is a musical revue with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. Matthew J. Palm,, "Let’s look forward, Orlando: Wanzie’s ‘Ladies,’ Grammy celebration, a ‘Great Comet’ and Cirque," 5 Aug. 2020 The revue became, and remains, a favorite of theater groups, professional and amateur, in the United States and abroad. Neil Genzlinger,, "Elly Stone, 93, distinctive singer in ‘Jacques Brel’ revue, dies," 27 June 2020 Their revue ended after Horn was attacked on stage by a white tiger named Mantecore in October 2003, severing Horn's spine. Andy Rose, CNN, "Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy Dies of Covid-19," 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of revue

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for revue

French, from Middle French reveue review — more at review

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The first known use of revue was in 1872

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13 Dec 2020

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“Revue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of revue

: a show in a theater that includes funny songs, dances, short plays, etc., usually about recent events


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Kids Definition of revue

: a show in a theater consisting usually of short and often funny sketches and songs

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