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Complete book of the American musical theater

David Ewen

Complete book of the American musical theater

a guide to more than 300 productions of the American musical theater from The black crook (1866) to the present, with plot, production history, stars, songs, composers, librettists, and lyricists

by David Ewen

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Published by Holt in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Composers,
  • Librettists,
  • History and criticism,
  • Musicals,
  • Stories, plots

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesAmerican musical theater.
    ContributionsRouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML1711 .E9
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvii, 447 p.
    Number of Pages447
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24788132M
    LC Control Number58011220

      Reading "A Chorus Line-the book of the musical" was a revelation and is now prominent among my Broadway reference library. Special thanks to James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante for their book and Edward Kleban for his lyrics and their contribution to the music of Marvin Hamlisch and the vision of Michael Bennett/5(5). Volume 1 includes material "on nearly 3, American musicals. Volume 2 consists of complete indexes to more t songs and more t personnel, as well as a chronological listing of titles by year of production."Pages:

    Along with jazz and abstract expressionism, the Broadway musical is one of the few uniquely American art forms. A companion to the six-part PBS documentary series, BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL is the first comprehensive history of the musical, from its roots at the turn of the 20th century through the smashing successes of the new Size: KB. For a generation of theater people and theatergoers, A Chorus Line was and is the touchstone that defines the glittering promise, more often realized in lengend than in reality, of the Broadway way. This impressive book contains the complete book and lyrics of one of the longest running shows in Broadway history with a preface by Samuel.

      The book explores the “conditional love song,” which Viertel says is best exemplified by Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “If I Loved You” in Act 1 of “Carousel” — “arguably the most.   The national press constantly celebrated musical theater writers with lengthy features that splashed their faces across the covers of newsweeklies; the great Broadway songbook was broadcast Author: Laurence Maslon.


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David Ewen's AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATER has been through several editions to accommodate new productions in the s and s. The book's chief asset lies in its comprehensiveness: the author has profiled most of the major composers and lyricists who contributed to the development of the genre since the mid-nineteenth century, as well as incorporating details of 'one-off' hits for those Cited by: 8.

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