re·​vue | \ ri-ˈvyü How to pronounce revue (audio) \

Definition of revue

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

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In the last years of her life, Verdon and her daughter Nicole Fosse collaborated with Reinking on the Broadway revue show Fosse, which recreated and celebrated Fosse's work. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who Was Gwen Verdon? 5 Things to Know As You Watch Fosse/Verdon," 17 Apr. 2019 Then, not long after graduation, I was cast in a revue called Razzle Dazzle, playing Carmen Miranda and Dolly Parton. Vogue, "Celebrity Manicurist Deborah Lippmann on Beauty, Aging, and the Product That Changed her Relationship With her Hands," 1 Apr. 2019 Starting with 1949 and running through 2017, the revue will highlight shows from different eras. Kathy Cichon,, "Youth theater presents 'Best of Broadway' show at Steel Beam," 14 June 2018 Blues in the Night Revival of this musical revue created by Sheldon Epps features classic songs by Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, et al. Matt Cooper,, "The week ahead in L.A. theater, April 29-May 6: 'The Baby Dance: Mixed' at Rubicon Theatre and more," 29 Apr. 2018 Per The Hollywood Reporter, the number was inspired by the long-running San Francisco musical revue show Beach Blanket Babylon, in which performers dress up as characters and perform satirical songs riffing on contemporary pop culture. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why the 2019 Oscars Don't Have a Host—And the Disaster That Ensued Last Time It Happened," 24 Feb. 2019 The three-hour musical revue will be performed May 18 at AD Players George Theater, 5420 Westheimer Road, Houston. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Katy couple use musical revue to entertain, teach," 15 May 2018 And though the models who followed didn’t join in on an all-singing, all-dancing revue, a jubilant energy carried through. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Cara Delevingne Opens Balmain With a Lip-Synched Tribute to Prince," 28 Sep. 2018 Under the Stars: Stairway to Paradise Transcendence Theatre Company presents an outdoor musical revue featuring classical and contemporary material., "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 1," 28 June 2018

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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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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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