American musical theatre: a chronicle

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Oxford University Press, Dec 4, 1986 - Music - 787 pages
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The American musical is this country's greatest contribution to the theater. With the publication of American Musical Theatre, Bordman has made available the definitive reference work on this original American art form. Beginning with an introductory chapter on our lyric stage before 1866, Bordman covers every musical that has ever opened on Broadway, offering a plot synopsis and a description of the physical production of each. In addition, the book contains numerous biographies of actors, song writers, librettists, and producers. Three comprehensive indexes provide easy access to the wealth of material in the book. For the paperback edition, Bordman has added a new section on the most recent Broadway seasons.

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Bordman's exhaustive chronology traces the musical from its origins through the 1989-90 season, providing a delightful mix of history, criticism, and theatrical lore. This second edition revises and ... Read full review


Origins to 1866
Early Successes
Further British Influences and New Stirrings 18921902

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About the Author:
Gerald Bordman is the author of many books, including American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle, Jerome Kern: His Life and Music, Days To Be Happy, Years To Be Sad: The Life and Music of Vincent Youmans, and the trilogy comprising American Operetta, American Musical Comedy, and American Musical Revue.

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