revue

noun
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

Examples of revue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Say so long to your dad’s Las Vegas of windowless casinos, showgirl revues and Celine Dion ballads. Elaine Glusac, chicagotribune.com, "See ya, Celine. Hello, Gaga. Vegas is getting a millennial makeover as resorts cater to the next generation of hedonists.," 27 Aug. 2019 In addition to RuPaul’s signature classics appearing among the show’s score, original music for the revue was written by RuPaul as well as World of Wonder’s Tom Campbell and composer/recording artist Leland. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "RuPaul's Drag Race Live! Las Vegas residency show coming in 2020," 7 Sep. 2019 The cabaret revue spoofs show tunes, characters and plots of Broadway musicals, with its targets being regularly updated. Dan Kelly, kansascity, "KC events Jan. 25-31: Royals FanFest, Chinese New Year, ‘Wizard of Oz,’ Terry Brooks | The Kansas City Star," 23 Jan. 2018 Raised in San Francisco, March worked at the musical revue Beach Blanket Babylon for 10 years before moving to New York in 2001. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Project Runway' Contestant Chris March Dies at 56," 6 Sep. 2019 The short program will chronicle a new round of performance artists preparing to star in her popular revue Nightgowns, which has served as a showcase for underground drag in New York City since 2015. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "Drag superstar Sasha Velour reveals Smoke & Mirrors tour dates," 4 Sep. 2019 Prince produced and directed this innovative, revue-like musical that followed the travails of Bobby, a perpetual New York bachelor ever searching for the right woman. Mark Kennedy, USA TODAY, "Hal Prince, titan of Broadway as director and producer, has died at 91," 31 July 2019 Prince produced and directed this innovative, revue-like musical that followed the travails of Bobby, a perpetual New York bachelor ever searching for the right woman. CBS News, "Hal Prince, Broadway legend behind "Phantom" and "Sweeney Todd," has died at 91," 31 July 2019 Director Todd Aragon really leans into the musical revue aspect in his staging. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, "Review: Quirky, cheeky ‘Dreamcoat’ kicks up some fun at Tri-Valley Rep," 25 July 2019

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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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27 Oct 2019

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The first known use of revue was in 1872

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revue

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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

revue

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

Kids Definition of revue

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

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