Adolf Philipp

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Adolf Philipp, also seen as Adolph Philipp (January 29, 1864 – July 30, 1936), was a successful Broadway composer, writer, lyricist, director, and performer, who also wrote under the pseudonyms Jean Briquet and Paul Hervé.[1]

Biography[edit]

Adolf Philipp was born in Hamburg, Germany. His early play, The Poor Nobleman, ran for a thousand nights in Vienna and was performed in major cities throughout Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1889 and became an American citizen on June 2, 1898. He developed an interest in portraying German-American life. After founding the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Theater in Berlin, which enjoyed only limited success from 1904 to 1907, he cultivated a more receptive audience in New York City for his string of musical comedies and plays from 1907 to 1934, and in 1912 he opened the Adolf Philipp Theatre in Manhattan on East Fifty-Seventh Street.[2][3][4]

Adolf Philipp's frequent business partner was his brother, Paul Philipp, a Broadway producer and father of Robert Philipp, the noted American Impressionist painter, who in his earlier years performed on stage in Europe in Adolf's productions.[5]

Works[edit]

Sheet music from Adele.
Broadway[6] and other theatrical works
  • From Across the Pond (1907); libretto by Adolf Philipp and Mortimer M. Theise
  • Two Islands (1907); music by Louis A. Hirsch, E. Ray Goetz, Harold Orlob; libretto by Adolf Philipp and Mortimer M. Theise
  • Alma, Where Do You Live?, Lyrical Comedy in 3 acts (1909); music by Jean Briquet; book and lyrics by George V. Hobart; from the French of Paul Hervé and German Alma, Wo wohnst du? of Adolf Philipp
  • Teresa, Be Mine, Musical Play (1910); music by Jean Briquet; lyrics by Adolf Philipp; original German book Terese sei nicht böse by Paul Hervé
  • Auction Pinochle (1912); music by Jean Briquet and Adolf Philipp; book and lyrics by Adolf Philipp; original French book Une Partie de cartes by Paul Hervé
  • Adele, French Operetta in 3 acts (1913); music by Jean Briquet and Adolf Philipp; book and lyrics by Edward A. Paulton and Adolf Philipp; original French libretto by Paul Hervé
  • The Midnight Girl, Musical Play (1914); music by Jean Briquet and Adolf Philipp; book and lyrics by Edward A. Paulton and Adolf Philipp; original German book Das Mitternacht Mädel by Paul Hervé
  • The Girl Who Smiles, Musical Play (1915); music by Jean Briquet and Adolf Philipp; book by Adolf Philipp and Edward A. Paulton; original French libretto by Paul Hervé
  • Two Is Company, Musical Comedy (1915); music by Jean Briquet and Adolf Philipp; book and lyrics by Adolf Philipp and Edward A. Paulton; original French libretto by Paul Hervé
  • Kissing Time (1920); based on a libretto by Adolf Philipp and Edward A. Paulton
  • Kultur (1933); written by Adolf Philipp
  • Hotel Alimony (1934); written by A. W. Pezet from a farce by Adolf Philipp and Max Simon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Library of Congress. Copyright Office. Catalog of Copyright Entries.". Part 1, Group 3. Dramatic Composition and Motion Pictures. United States Government Printing Office. 1940. p. 207. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Adolf Philipp," Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "American Theatre Fails," The New York Times, June 6, 1907.
  4. ^ "Adolf Philipp Opens His Theatre," The New York Times, November 24, 1912.
  5. ^ Kendall Fine Art, Robert Philipp: The Last American Impressionist, Atlanta, 2005
  6. ^ "Adolf Philipp," Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved September 15, 2013.

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