Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theater

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W.W. Norton & Company, 2010 - HISTORY - 826 pages
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Showtime brings the history of Broadway musicals to life in a narrative as engaging as the subject itself--beginning with the scandalous Astor Place Opera House riot of 1849 to such groundbreaking works as Company and Rent.

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A comprehensive critical analysis of significant Broadway shows from the 18th century to The Lion King and beyond.Stempel (Music/Fordham Univ.) realized he had a near-impossible task, since early ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Larry Stempel, an associate professor of music at Fordham University and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, was a member of Lehman Engel's BMI Musical Theater Workshop. He lives in Mount Vernon, New York.

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