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The Light in the Piazza

by Craig Lucas & Adam Guettel Theatre Communications Group (October 01, 2014)

A bittersweet new Broadway musical by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel.


The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

This book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the 1950s, perhaps the greatest decade for musicals—including South Pacific, The King and I, My Fair Lady, Pajama Game, Damn...


So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals

by Karen Hall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 02, 2014)

In So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals, singer and scholar Karen S. Hall fills an important gap in the instructional literature for those who sing or teach singing to those seeking their...


The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

The book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the seminal decade of the 1960s, a decade which encompassed traditional musicals (such as Hello, Dolly!) as well as iconoclastic...


The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz: From Godspell to Wicked and Beyond

by Paul R. Laird Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

This book is a detailed consideration of the various projects composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz has worked on throughout his career. Paul R. Laird discusses in length Schwartz’s major shows, including Godspell,...


A View from A Broad

by Bette Midler Simon & Schuster (April 01, 2014)

Bette Midler, also known as Divine Miss M—the indomitable and incomparable singer, actor, and musical theater extraordinaire, with a career spanning almost half a century—revisits her classic memoir, now...


The Collaborative Habit

by Twyla Tharp & Jesse Kornbluth Simon & Schuster (November 24, 2009)

In a career that has spanned four decades, choreographer Twyla Tharp has collaborated with great musicians, designers, thousands of dancers, and almost a hundred companies. She's experienced the thrill of shared...


Song of Spider-Man

by Glen Berger Simon & Schuster (November 05, 2013)

“One of the best literary works of this year” (Miami Herald-Tribune): The true story of a theatrical dream—or nightmare—come true…the making of the Spider-Man musical.

As you might imagine, writing...


Once

by Enda Walsh, Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova Theatre Communications Group (January 11, 2013)

A celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film.


The Broadway Song Companion: An Annotated Guide to Musical Theatre Literature by Voice Type and Song Style

by David P. DeVenney Scarecrow Press (January 01, 2000)

The first complete guide and access point to the vast literature of the Broadway musical for the solo performer. Designed with the working actor in mind, the volume lists every song from over 210 Broadway shows,...


The Golden Age of American Musical Theatre: 1943-1965

by Corinne J. Naden Scarecrow Press (February 01, 2011)

The Golden Age of American Musical Theatre provides synopses, cast and production credits, song titles, and other pertinent information for over 180 musicals from Oklahoma! to On A Clear Day You Can See Forever....


West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical

by Elizabeth A. Wells Scarecrow Press (November 19, 2010)

West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical presents a major scholarly study of the famous American musical West Side Story, viewing the work from cultural, historical, and musical perspectives....


Musicals!: Directing School and Community Theatre

by Robert M. Boland & Paul M. Argentini Scarecrow Press (September 04, 1997)

An illustrated sourcebook for total theatre training, emphasizing the director's role in the three main building blocks for mounting a performance: preparation, production, and performance. Boland and Argentini...


So, You're the New Musical Director!: An Introduction to Conducting a Broadway Musical

by James Laster Scarecrow Press (July 16, 2002)

So, You're the New Musical Director! is aimed at the person who has music training but little or no experience with musical theatre, the high school choral director with a degree in music education, or the actor...


Singing in Musical Theatre

by Joan Melton & Angela Punch Mcgregor Allworth (June 29, 2010)

What does it take to be a musical theatre performer? What kind of training is required to do eight shows a weekacting, dancing, and singing in a wide variety of vocal styles? This insider's look into the unique...


The Broadway Musical: A Critical and Musical Survey

by Joseph P. Swain Scarecrow Press (November 19, 2002)

This new edition of Swain's classic award-winning text reveals how a musical drama achieves plot movement, character development and conflict through strategic placement of music in twenty impressive productions....


The Actor Uncovered

by Michael Howard Allworth (March 07, 2017)

The Actor Uncovered is certainly not a set of rigid rules advocating one "method" or one singular "truth." Departing from the common guidebook format, Michael Howard uses a unique approach to teaching acting,...


Jarmila Novotná

by Jarmila Novotná, William V. Madison & Brian Kellow The University Press of Kentucky (August 16, 2018)

A legendary beauty, hailed as one of the greatest singing actors of her time, Jarmila Novotná (1907--1994) was an internationally known opera soprano from the former Czechoslovakia. Best known for her performances...


Manhattan to West Cork

by Alice Carey The Collins Press (April 01, 2016)

As a young girl Alice Carey came to realise that ‘home’ can mean different things. The only child of Irish immigrants to New York in search of a better life, her isolated and sometimes violent childhood...


The Complete Book of 1930s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 29, 2018)

Strike Up the Band, Of Thee I Sing, and Let ’Em Eat Cake). The decade also saw the last musicals by Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Vincent Youmans; found Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in full flower; and introduced...


Up in the Cheap Seats

by Ron Fassler & Jeff York Griffith Moon Publishing (January 13, 2017)

In this touching and often hilarious theatrical memoir, Ron

Fassler tells the stories of how over a four-year span,

between the ages of 12-16, he saw 200 Broadway plays and

musicals for as little as $1.50 a ticket—and...


Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window

by Steven Levenson Grand Central Publishing (November 21, 2017)

Winner of 6 Tony Awards!

The official behind-the-scenes book of the new hit musical.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan...


Frank Confessions

by Margaret Eaton Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (November 30, 2016)

This book aims to redress the critical neglect of Frank McCourt’s life-writing, which has been dismissed all too frequently as «misery memoir» and deemed commercially driven or aesthetically and politically...


West End Broadway

by Adrian Wright Boydell Press (November 15, 2012)

West End Broadway is the first book to deal specifically with the 'Golden Age' of American musicals in London. Here is a history and a re-evaluation not only of the British productions of Broadway's most popular...


Acting the Song

by Tracey Moore & Allison Bergman Allworth (August 23, 2016)

Acting the Song offers a contemporary, integrated approach to singing in musicals that results in better-trained, smarter performers everyone wants to work with. In this new, thoroughly updated edition of the...


Alice Returns Through The Looking-Glass

by Zizzi Bonah & Gwen Hullah She And The Cat's Mother (April 20, 2017)

THIS STAGE PLAY IS ADAPTED FROM ZIZZI'S ORIGINAL NOVEL   "For children of all ages"  A story where every goodbye isn't gone and every eye closed isn't sleep, Alice must find the answer to the Looking-glass...


Caroline, or Change

by Tony Kushner & Jeanine Tesori Theatre Communications Group (September 01, 2004)

“There are moments in the history of theatre when stagecraft takes a new turn. I like to think that this happened for the American musical last week, when Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change (at the Public),...


The Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 06, 2017)

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, Broadway was notable for old-fashioned, feel-good shows (Hairspray, Jersey Boys), a number of family-friendly musicals (Little Women, Mary Poppins), plenty of...


Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Musicals

by Richard Barrios Running Press (October 10, 2017)

Spanning nine decades and showcasing the most memorable songs, dazzling dancing, and brightest stars ever to grace the silver screen, Must-See Musicals is the guide to the greatest musicals of all time from...


First and Last Love

by Robert W. Miles Sunstone Press (November 03, 2014)

The many thoughts and gratifying memories recounted in this volume began in 1924 and ended in 2013. The memories are of the author’s development as a songwriter and the many talented and likeable people he...


Broadway North: The Dream of a Canadian Musical Theatre

by Mel Atkey Natural Heritage (October 30, 2006)

An historical chronicle of Canadian musicals and the composers, lyricists, actors, and producers who brought them to life across Canada.


From Backpacks to Broadway: Children's Experiences in Musical Theatre

by Rekha S. Rajan & Dr. Shirley Brice Heath Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 30, 2016)

This book presents a comprehensive look at musical theater participation across varied contexts. It is based on a decade of research including observations, interviews, document analysis, and video reflections....


The Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 03, 2015)

In The Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway during the 1970s.


Singing and Dancing to The Book of Mormon: Critical Essays on the Broadway Musical

by Marc Edward Shaw & Holly Welker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 27, 2016)

Singing and Dancing to The Book of Mormon examines a cultural phenomenon, asking: What made The Book of Mormon such a success? In what ways does the work utilize established artistic traditions (musical theatre,...


Theatre as Human Action: An Introduction to Theatre Arts

by Thomas S. Hischak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 26, 2016)

This book is designed for the college student who may be unacquainted with many plays and has seen a limited number of theatre productions. Focusing primarily on four plays—Macbeth, A Raisin in the Sun, Rent,...


Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical

by William A. Everett & Paul R. Laird Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 12, 2015)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced...


A Ship Without A Sail

by Gary Marmorstein Simon & Schuster (July 03, 2012)

An unforgettable portrait of an exuberant yet troubled artist who so enriched the American songbook

“Blue Moon, ” “Where or When, ” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Isn’t It...


What Would Barbra Do?: How Musicals Can Change Your Life

by Emma Brockes HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Emma Brockes didn't always love musicals. In fact, she hated them. One of her earliest (and most painful) memories is of her mother singing "The Hills Are Alive" while young Emma crossed the street to go to...