Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time

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Black Dog & Leventhal, Oct 27, 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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Contents

Broadways Leading Ladies Remember
6
Foreword
9
Introduction
10
Annie
11
Annie Get Your Gun
14
Anything Goes
17
As Thousands Cheer
20
Revues Part I
22
La Cage Aux Folles
180
Lady Be Good
183
Lady in the Dark
185
Lil Abner
188
Broadway Houses
191
Little Johnny Jones
192
Little Me
194
A Little Night Music
197

Avenue Q
24
Babes in Arms
26
Babes in Toyland
28
The Band Wagon
30
Bells Are Ringing
32
Bloomer Girl
35
Star Turns Part I
38
The Boys from Syracuse
40
Brigadoon
43
Bye Bye Birdie
46
Cabaret
50
Flops Part I
54
Carnival
56
Carousel
59
Cats
62
Chicago
64
A Chorus Line
68
T A Part I
71
City of Angels
72
Company
74
Damn Yankees
78
Great Scores from SoSo Shows Part I
81
The Desert Song
82
Do Re Mi
84
Dreamgirls
87
The Drowsy Chaperone
90
Evita
92
Off Broadway Part I
94
Fanny
99
Fiddler on the Roof
102
Finians Rainbow
106
Fiorello
109
Follies
112
Flops Part II
116
Funny Face
118
Funny Girl
121
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
124
Stars Who Tried to Conquer Musicals
127
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
128
Girl Crazy
131
Good News
134
Grand Hotel
136
Grease
139
Grey Gardens
142
Guys and Dolls
144
Guilty Pleasures
148
Gypsy
150
Hair
154
Hello Dolly
156
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
160
Al Jolson
163
I Can Get It for You Wholesale
164
The King and I
166
Kismet
170
Kiss Me Kate
173
Kiss of the Spider Woman
176
Pink Slips
179
Lost in the Stars
200
Mame
202
Man of La Mancha
205
The Merry Widow
208
Star Turns Part II
210
The Most Happy Fella
212
The Music Man
215
My Fair Lady
218
The New Moon
222
No No Nanette
224
Posters
227
Of Thee I Sing
228
Oh Boy
230
Off Broadway Part II
232
Oh Kay
237
Oklahoma
240
On the Town
244
On the Twentieth Century
246
Great Scores from SoSo Shows Part II
249
On Your Toes
250
One Touch of Venus
252
The Pajama Game
255
Revues Part II
258
Pal Joey
260
Peter Pan
263
The Phantom of the Opera
266
Porgy and Bess
269
Promises Promises
272
T A Part II
275
Ragtime
276
The Red Mill
278
RoseMarie
280
Cast Albums
283
Sally
284
1776
286
She Loves Me
289
Show Boat
292
Shuffle Along
296
Star Turns Part III
298
The Sound of Music
300
South Pacific
303
The Student Prince in Heidelberg
306
Sunday in the Park with George
308
Sweeney Todd
311
Sweet Charity
314
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
317
Flops Part III
320
West Side Story
322
Wicked
326
Wonderful Town
329
Ziegfeld Follies of 1919
332
Zorba
336
Index
339
Chronology
340
Photo Credits
344
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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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