Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time

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Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Incorporated, 2010 - Music - 344 pages
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A fully updated edition of the acclaimed and bestselling Broadway Musicals, now featuring an expanded off-Broadway section

Broadway Musicals is a richly illustrated, and information-packed celebration of the most popular and enduring Broadway shows of all time. Each show is featured in a detailed, photo-filled chapter that includes expert commentary, special features on the creators and performers, plot synopses, cast and song lists, production details, and backstage anecdotes. Also included are sidebars on Broadway flops, advertising posters, the greatest scores, and more. This edition includes several shows not in the original hardcover edition such as Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Wicked. An expanded off-Broadway section showcases beloved shows such as I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and Little Mary Sunshine.

Praise for Broadway Musicals:
"This book is a joy from cover to cover." —Dallas Morning News
"This book is a must for fans of musical theater." —Hartford Courant "A nostalgic treasure trove." —Seattle Times
"For any theater fan or musical buff it is a perfect abridged education." —Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Broadway Musicals is a visual delight." —Palm Beach Post

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User Review  - silversurfer - LibraryThing

A comprehensive look at 101 of the greatest musicals. I could have added at least 100 more to the list. A fun book, filled with numerous backstage gossip. I loved it! Read full review

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User Review  - JCLHeatherM - LibraryThing

A must own for any Broadway theatre fan. This coffee table book is filled with illustrations, anecdotes and memories. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Ken Bloom and Frank Vlastnik are the co-authors of Sitcoms. Bloom is the author of The American Songbook: The Singers, the Songwriters, and the Songs; Jerry Herman: The Lyrics; and a two-volume history of Twentieth Century-Fox music, among other books. He lives in New York City.

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