Encyclopedia Of The Musical Theatre (Paperback)

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Drawing equally from Viennese operetta, Parisian cabaret, vaudeville, and Tin Pan Alley, the American musical theatre has thrived in an unprecedented variety of forms and styles as our truest hybrid art. From Show Boat and Oklahoma! to West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, and A Chorus Line, the musical has attracted our finest actors, composers, writers, directors, and choreographers. The greats and near-greats are finally brought together in this essential reference guide to over 2,000 personalities, productions, and songs of the musical theatre in both New York and London from the late nineteenth century right up to Sweeney Todd and Evita. Scholars, professionals, critics, and devoted fans alike will find a wealth of fascinating information on the backgrounds, plots, casts, scores, and credits of the leading musicals; biographies of their artists; and complete lists of Broadway, off-Broadway, and London productions, long runs, and awards. With a complete bibliography and discography.

About the Author


Stanley Green, a lecturer, radio commentator, magazine writer, and editor, has authored Starring Fred Astaire, The World of Musical Comedy, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Story, and Ring Bells! Sing Songs!:Broadway Musicals in the 1930's.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780306801136
ISBN-10: 0306801132
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: March 22nd, 1980
Pages: 516
Language: English