Broadway

Broadway

The American Musical

Book - 2004
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Along with jazz and abstract expressionism, the Broadway musical is one of the few uniquely American art forms. A companion to the six-part PBS documentary series, BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL is the first comprehensive history of the musical, from its roots at the turn of the 20th century through the smashing successes of the new millennium. The compelling, in-depth text is lavishly illustrated with a treasure trove of photographs, sheet-music covers, posters, scenic renderings, production stills, rehearsal shots, and caricatures, many previously unpublished. Complementing the narrative are lively sidebars that highlight the stars, the shows, and the songs--the key ingredients that make the musical great. Each chapter also included essays written by some of Broadway's most fascinating luminaries, past and present. An entertaining amalgam of unpublished material, candid and production photographs, and a trunkful of anecdotes and Broadway lore, BROADWAY will appeal to eighth-graders in their first high school musical as well as to connoisseurs of the art form.
Publisher: New York : Bulfinch Press, c2004.
ISBN: 9780821229057
0821229052
Branch Call Number: 782. 140973 MAS
Characteristics: 469 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), ports. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Kantor, Michael
Alternative Title: Broadway (Television program)

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