Gänzl's Book of the Broadway Musical: 75 Favorite Shows, from H.M.S. Pinafore to Sunset Boulevard

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Schirmer Books, 1995 - Broadway (New York, N.Y.) - 488 pages
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This is a comprehensive guide to 75 great musicals from the 1890s to the 1990s. Actor, author and producer, Karl Ganzl, provides full production information, casts, plot synopses, song titles and notes about each show. The work is illustrated throughout with photographs of the original Broadway productions. The Broadway shows featured include The King and I, Jesus Christ Superstar, Damn Yankees, Grease, My Fair Lady, The Music Man, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Annie, The Sound of Music, Gypsy, Sweeny Todd, Evita, Show Boat, 42nd Street, Anything Goes, Cats, Oklahoma, Hello Dolly , Fiddler on the Roof, Carosel, Hair, South Pacific, Phantom of the Opera, Guys and Dolls and Miss Saigon'.

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Although most librarians will appreciate this "best of" collection, Ganzl's latest is a briefer, cheaper, and unfortunately less satisfying version of Ganzl's Book of the Musical Theater (LJ 4/15/88 ... Read full review


The Pirates of Penzance 1880
Robin Hood 1890
Naughty Marietta 1910

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Kurt Ganzl is the world's leading authority on musical theater. He is the acclaimed author of The British Musical Theater, Ganzl's Book of the Musical Theater and the Encyclopedia of the Musical Theater. He has written and recorded a 25-part radio series on the history of the musical theater, as well as completing his first book specifically treating the America musical stage, Ganzl's Book of the Broadway Musical. He now lives in New Zealand.

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