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In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox (2016)

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Who but Carol Burnett herself has the timing, talent, and wit to pull back the curtain on the Emmy-Award winning show that made television history for eleven glorious seasons? In Such Good Company delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches and antics that made the show legendary, as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. Carol lays it all out for us, from the show’s original conception to its evolution into one of the most beloved primetime programs of its gene...

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox
Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin (2016)

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Mary Martin was one of the greatest stars of her day. Growing up in Texas, she was married early to Benjamin Hagman and gave birth to her first child, Larry Hagman. She was divorced even more quickly. Martin left little Larry with her parents and took off for Hollywood. She didn't make a dent in the movie industry and was lured to New York where she found herself auditioning for Cole Porter and his new show "Leave It to Me!". After she sang the bawdy "My Heart Belongs to Daddy", she ended up on...

Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin
Experiencing Broadway Music: A Listener's Companion (2016)

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Experiencing Broadway Music: A Listener’s Companion will cover approximately the last century of American musical theater, beginning with the early-twentieth-century shift from European-influenced operettas and bawdy variety shows to sophisticated works of seamlessly integrated song and dance that became uniquely American. It will conclude with an examination of current musical trends and practices on Broadway. As a musician who works on Broadway and in developmental musical theater, Kathry...

Experiencing Broadway Music: A Listener's Companion
When Broadway Went to Hollywood (2016)

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When films like The Jazz Singer started to integrate synchronized music, in the late 1920s many ambitious songwriting pioneers of the Great White Way - George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart, among many others - were enticed westward by Hollywood studios' promises of national exposure and top dollar success. But what happened when writers native to the business of Broadway ran into the very different business of Hollywood? Their movies had their producer despots,...

When Broadway Went to Hollywood
Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical (2016)

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The King and I opened on Broadway on March 29, 1951. The musical is based on a 1944 novel by Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam , which in turn was adapted from the real-life reminiscences of Anna Leonowens, as recounted in her own books, The English Governess at the Siamese Court and The Romance of the Harem . It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, arrives with her young son at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his man...

Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs (2016)

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When Robert Preston shouted “Ya got trouble!” in River City, when Carol Channing glided down a gilded staircase while waiters serenaded her with “Hello, Dolly!,” when Barbra Streisand defied us to rain on her parade in Funny Girl, audiences were instantly enchanted. After such indelible moments, musicals were never the same, and neither were we. These were all showstoppers, the numbers you think about that propel you to see the show again, the songs you recall whenever the show is mentioned—“Bi...

Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs
'HAMILTON': THE HISTORY-MAKING MUSICAL (2016)

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“Why hasn’t anyone done a hip-hop version of Alexander Hamilton’s life?” said the Broadway composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda in a 2012 article in The New York Times. Lucky for us, Mr. Miranda — a history buff who had long been fascinated by the turbulent life and tragic end of our nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury — has done just that. This Tbook, a selection of articles and reviews from The Times, chronicles the evolution of Miranda’s musical “Hamilton,” from its beginnings as an...

'HAMILTON': THE HISTORY-MAKING MUSICAL
Amazing Grace - A New Broadway Musical: Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment (2016)

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(Vocal Selections). 15 songs from the 2015 Broadway musical loosely based on the life of slave trader turned abolitionist John Newton who wrote "Amazing Grace." Includes vocal lines with piano accompaniment for: Amazing Grace * Daybreak * Expectations * I Still Believe * Nowhere Left to Run * Shadows of Innocence * Tell Me Why * Voices of the Angels * We Are Determined * and more.

Amazing Grace - A New Broadway Musical: Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment
Singing and Dancing to The Book of Mormon: Critical Essays on the Broadway Musical (2016)

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One of the most successful shows in Broadway history, The Book of Mormon broke box office records when it debuted in 2011 and received nine Tony awards, including Best Musical. A collaboration between Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of the show South Park) and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), the show was a critical success, cited for both its religious irreverence and sendup of musical traditions. In Singing and Dancing to The Book of Mormon: Critical Essays on the Broadway Musical, Marc Edwar...

Singing and Dancing to The Book of Mormon: Critical Essays on the Broadway Musical
ZIEGFELD GIRLS 1: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN ON BROADWAY (2016)

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Ziegfeld Girls were the chorus girls from Master Showman Florenz Ziegfeld's theatrical spectaculars known as the Ziegfeld Follies (1907–1931), which were based on the popular Folies Bergère of Paris. SYNCHRONIZED BEAUTY These Broadway beauties, bedecked in Erté designer gowns, gained many male admirers of all ages and they became objects of popular adoration. Most the showgirls looked quite similar, both in appearance and in stature. Dancing in complete synchronization, they were the on...

ZIEGFELD GIRLS 1: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN ON BROADWAY
The Complete Book of 1980s Broadway Musicals (2016)

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For Broadway audiences of the 1980s, the decade was perhaps most notable for the so-called “British invasion.” While concept musicals such as Nine and Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George continued to be produced, several London hits came to New York. In addition to shows like Chess, Me and My Girl, and Les Miserables, the decade’s most successful composer Andrew Lloyd Webber was also well represented by Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Song & Dance, and Starlight Express. There wer...

The Complete Book of 1980s Broadway Musicals
Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance (Broadway Legacies) (2016)

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This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille, from the 1940s through the 1960s. Six musicals are discussed in depth - Oklahoma!, One Touch of Venus, Bloomer Girl, Carousel, Brigadoon, and Allegro. Oklahoma!, Carousel, and Brigadoon were de Mille's most influential and lucrative Broadway works. The other three shows exemplify aspects of her legacy that have not been fully examined, including the impact of her ideas on some of the composers with whom she worked; her abil...

Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance (Broadway Legacies)
Candid Conversations With Broadway Pros: Volume 3 (2016)

In Candid Conversations with Broadway Pros, Producer Ken Davenport sits down to talk with professionals from the theater industry to get their perspective on the Great White Way.

Candid Conversations With Broadway Pros: Volume 3
Hamilton - Vocal Selections (2016)

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(Vocal Selections). 17 selections from the critically acclaimed musical about Alexander Hamilton which debuted on Broadway in August 2015 to unprecedented advanced box office sales. Our collection features 17 selections in piano/vocal format from the music penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, including: Alexander Hamilton * Burn * Dear Theodosia * Hurricane * It's Quiet Uptown * My Shot * One Last Time * Satisfied * That Would Be Enough * Washington on Your Side * You'll Be Back * and more. Also includ...

Hamilton - Vocal Selections
New York's Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway (2016)

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In the early decades of the twentieth century, a vibrant theatrical culture took shape on New York City's Lower East Side. Original dramas, comedies, musicals, and vaudeville, along with sophisticated productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov, were innovatively staged for crowds that rivaled the audiences on Broadway. Though these productions were in Yiddish and catered to Eastern European, Jewish audiences (the largest immigrant group in the city at the time), their artistic innovations, ...

New York's Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway
101 Broadway Songs for Violin (2016)

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(Instrumental Solo). Instrumentalists will love this collection of Broadway classics, including: Any Dream Will Do * Cabaret * Defying Gravity * Do You Hear the People Sing? * Edelweiss * Getting to Know You * Guys and Dolls * Hello, Dolly! * I Dreamed a Dream * If I Were a Bell * Luck Be a Lady * Mame * The Music of the Night * Ol' Man River * People Will Say We're in Love * Seasons of Love * Send in the Clowns * The Surrey with the Fringe on Top * Think of Me * Tomorrow * What I Did for Love *...

101 Broadway Songs for Violin
Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War (Broadway Legacies) (2016)

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When Leonard Bernstein first arrived in New York City, he was an unknown artist working with other brilliant twentysomethings, notably Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. By the end of the 1940s, these artists were world famous. Their collaborations defied artistic boundaries and subtly pushed a progressive political agenda, altering the landscape of musical theater, ballet, and nightclub comedy. In Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War, award-winning author an...

Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War (Broadway Legacies)
My Big Fat Broadway Debut!: Volume 1: Big Dreams, Big Lessons (2016)

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My Big Fat Broadway Debut! the ebook miniseries chronicles the remarkable journey of Steven Cutts, who went from being a kid with a dream to being a pro on the Broadway stage. The book is packed with stories, wisecracks, pitfalls, and sage advice from a true industry insider. From one volume to the next, readers get an inside scoop on what it really takes to make it on the big stage! VOLUME 1 is all about the big dreams of being on Broadway and the big lessons that follow.

My Big Fat Broadway Debut!: Volume 1: Big Dreams, Big Lessons
Blue-Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theater (2016)

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Behind the scenes of New York City's Great White Way, virtuosos of stagecraft have built the scenery, costumes, lights, and other components of theatrical productions for more than a hundred years. But like a good magician who refuses to reveal secrets, they have left few clues about their work. Blue-Collar Broadway recovers the history of those people and the neighborhood in which their undersung labor occurred. Timothy R. White begins his history of the theater industry with the dispersed ...

Blue-Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theater
Then and Now: A Memoir (2016)

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One of the greatest American singers and actresses of her generation looks back on a magical and turbulent life spanning a half century of theatrical history from the golden age of the Broadway musical to the present day. A legend of the American theater, Barbara Cook burst upon the scene to become Broadway’s leading ingénue in roles such as Cunégonde in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, Amalia Balash in Jerry Bock’s She Loves Me, and her career-defining, Tony-winning role as the original Marian ...

Then and Now: A Memoir
The Unofficial Guide to Hamilton: Everything You Need to Know about the Hit Broadway Musical! (2016)

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Get the inside scoop on Broadway's Biggest Hit! The Unofficial Guide to Hamilton is loaded with information about the show, the cast and the experience of attending the show! Get unbiased information, insider secrets, and tips for making the most of the Hamilton experience!

The Unofficial Guide to Hamilton: Everything You Need to Know about the Hit Broadway Musical!
Show and Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes (2016)

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Did you know that Frank Sinatra was nearly considered for the original production of Fiddler on the Roof? Or that Jerome Robbins never choreographed the famous "Dance at the Gym" in West Side Story? Or that Lin-Manuel Miranda called out an audience member on Twitter for texting during a performance of Hamilton (the perpetrator was Madonna)? In Show and Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes, Broadway aficionado-in-chief Ken Bloom takes us on a spirited spin through some of the most intriguing...

Show and Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes
The Ultimate Broadway Musical List Book (2016)

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From Showboat to Hamilton, American musical theater has long held the imagination of the nation's theatergoers. Those who love Broadway musicals always have their favorites-their all-time bests, their most reviled shows, and the ones that are absolutely unforgettable. The Ultimate Broadway Musical List Book considers the history of the Broadway musical from the unique perspective of the list-the bests and worsts of various eras, the groundbreaking shows and the forgotten gems. Author Steven M. ...

The Ultimate Broadway Musical List Book
Hamilton: The Revolution (2016)

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation. HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented vi...

Hamilton: The Revolution
Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway (2016)

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Broadway’s most respected (and feared) commentator pulls back the curtain on its stars, its producers, and its mega-hits to reveal all the shocking drama, intrigue, and power plays that happened off stage. Razzle Dazzle is a provocative, no-holds-barred narrative account of the people and the money and the power that re-invented an iconic quarter of New York City, turning its gritty back alleys and sex-shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way—and bringing a crippled New York from the ...

Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway
On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution (2016)

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A visual and oral history of the past twenty years of theater, On Broadway pulls back the curtain to reveal the creative process involved in bringing a Broadway show to the stage and into the public consciousness through the words of Broadway’s most famous personalities and the art of SpotCo. The art created for a show provides audiences with a tangible, visual, and emotional connection with the theatrical experience. This collection of hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, concept art, and pos...

On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution
The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built (2016)

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For almost thirty years, Jack Viertel has been a major figure in the Broadway theater world?he’s helped create shows like Hairspray, Angels in America, and Into the Woods; served as dramaturg of the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles; and is currently senior vice president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which host such shows as The Book of Mormon and Jersey Boys. Not long ago, Viertel noticed that while colleges offer intensive classes on Shakespeare's plays, dissecting them line by line to uncover their s...

The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built
The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney (2015)

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A definitive biography of the iconic actor and Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) and his extravagant, sometimes tawdry life, drawing on exclusive interviews, and with those who knew him best, including his heretofore unknown mistress of sixty years. “I lived like a rock star,” said Mickey Rooney. “I had all I ever wanted, from Lana Turner and Joan Crawford to every starlet in Hollywood, and then some. They were mine to have. Ava [Gardner] was the best. I screwed up my life. I pissed...

The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney
On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide (2015)

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In On Sondheim, renowned author Ethan Mordden takes the reader on a tour of Stephen Sondheim's work, arguing for the importance and appeal of the composer-lyricist in American theater and, even more, in American culture. Over the course of eighteen shows, Mordden demonstrates that Sondheim is a classical composer who happens to write musicals. Sondheim has intellectualized the musical by tackling serious content usually reserved for the spoken stage: nonconformism (in Anyone Can Whistle, 1964),...

On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide
Seth's Broadway Diary, Volume 2 (2015)

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"If Seth Rudetsky didn't exist, we'd have to invent him. He is the friend who points out everything glorious and silly about your favorite shows. He leaves you laughing helplessly and in awe of his gifts and time management skills. Read this book and see how much Seth gets done in a day. It will make you reach for more." Lin-Manuel Miranda A compilation of Seth's hilarious Broadway-centric "Onstage and Backstage" columns for Playbill.com chronicling his unique life on and around the Great Whit...

Seth's Broadway Diary, Volume 2
Broadway Swings: Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre (2015)

In this textbook for performers, the position of a Swing-an Understudy for the Ensemble-on Broadway is examined from every angle, showing just how vital Swings are to the success of any musical theatre production. Authors J. Austin Eyer and Lyndy Franklin Smith draw on their own experiences as performers, and gather first-hand stories from other Swings about the glories and hardships of their industry. The book features interviews with over 100 Broadway pros-Swing veterans, Stage Managers, Cas...

Broadway Swings: Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre
Broadway Plays and Musicals: Descriptions and Essential Facts of More Than 14,000 Shows Through 2007 (2015)

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New York City's Broadway district is by far the most prestigious and lucrative venue for American performers, playwrights, entertainers, and technicians. While there are many reference works and critical studies of selected Broadway plays or musicals and even more works about the highlights of the American theater, this is the first single-volume book to cover all of the activities on Broadway between 1919 and 2007. More than 14,000 productions are briefly described, including hundreds of plays...

Broadway Plays and Musicals: Descriptions and Essential Facts of More Than 14,000 Shows Through 2007
Music Direction for the Stage: A View from the Podium (2015)

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Theater music directors must draw on a remarkably broad range of musical skills. Not only do they conduct during rehearsals and performances, but they must also be adept arrangers, choral directors, vocal coaches, and accompanists. Like a record producer, the successful music director must have the flexibility to adjust as needed to a multifaceted job description, one which changes with each production and often with each performer. In Music Direction for the Stage, veteran music director and...

Music Direction for the Stage: A View from the Podium
Black Broadway (2015)

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The African-American actors and actresses whose names have shone brightly on Broadway marquees earned their place in history not only through hard work, perseverance, and talent, but also because of the legacy left by those who came before them. Like the doors of many professions, those of the theater world were shut to minorities for decades. While the Civil War may have freed the slaves, it was not until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s that the playing field began to level. In this rema...

Black Broadway
Production Stage Management for Broadway: From Ideas to Opening Night & Beyond (2015)

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Getting a new show up and running? Planning a revival? Taking over a long-running show? Going on the road? On Broadway, off Broadway, in regional repertory, or on tour, the only book you need as your professional companion is Peter Lawrence s comprehensive and definitive Production Stage Management for Broadway: From Idea to Opening Night and Beyond. With this book, Tony Award-winning Peter Lawrence has turned his decades of experience on Broadway into a thoroughly modern approach to the art a...

Production Stage Management for Broadway: From Ideas to Opening Night & Beyond
Annie Get Your Gun (2015)

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(Applause Libretto Library). Broadway's biggest musical comedy hit of the 1940s, this was one for the ages and built by a "dream team" songwriter Irving Berlin, librettists Dorothy and Herbert Fields, producers Rodgers & Hammerstein, and star Ethel Merman telling the improbable but true story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. A staple of the touring and summer stock circuit for years, Annie Get Your Gun kept hitting bull's-eyes, with a film version, two television productions, and thousands of stag...

Annie Get Your Gun
The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals (2015)

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The debut of Oklahoma! in 1943 ushered in the modern era of Broadway musicals and was followed by a number of successes that have become beloved classics. Shows produced on Broadway during this decade include Annie Get Your Gun, Brigadoon, Carousel, Finian’s Rainbow, Pal Joey, On the Town, and South Pacific. Among the major performers of the decade were Alfred Drake, Gene Kelly, Mary Martin, and Ethel Merman, while other talents who contributed to shows include Irving Berlin, Gower Champion, Be...

The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals
The Captain and "the Cannibal": An Epic Story of Exploration, Kidnapping, and the Broadway Stage (2015)

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Sailing the uncharted waters of the Pacific in 1830, Captain Benjamin Morrell of Connecticut became the first outsider to encounter the inhabitants of a small island off New Guinea. The contact quickly turned violent, fatal cannons were fired, and Morrell abducted young Dako, a hostage so shocked by the white complexions of his kidnappers that he believed he had been captured by the dead. This gripping book unveils for the first time the strange odyssey the two men shared in ensuing years. The ...

The Captain and
We'll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart (2015)

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Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart are one of the defining duos of musical theater, contributing dozens of classic songs to the Great American Songbook and working together on over 40 shows before Hart's death. With hit after hit on both Broadway and the West End, they produced many of the celebrated songs of the '20s and '30s--such as "Manhattan," "The Lady is a Tramp," and "Bewitched"--that remain popular favorites with great cultural resonance today. Yet the early years of these iconic collabor...

We'll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart
Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course (2015)

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Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course offers a complete guide to mastering this highly specialized area of acting. Packed with practical tips, useful exercises and advice from professionals, this book offers step-by-step instruction for an integrated performance, looking at: the fundamentals of acting how to analyze the script and score for clues to developing your character how to make a song come to life staging a performance acting in different styles and genres of...

Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course
Theatre World Volume 69: 2012-2013 (2015)

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Theatre World Volume 69: 2012-2013
So You Want to Be a Dancer: Practical Advice and True Stories from a Working Professional (2015)

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Matthew Shaffer’s more than twenty years as a performer, choreographer, director, Broadway collaborator, writer, and producer has allowed him opportunities to work with celebrities like Megan Mullally, Ben Stiller, and the elite competition team of Dance Moms. So You Want to Be a Dancer is the ultimate book for anyone who has to fight the urge to sashay down grocery store aisles or school hallways. Shaffer discusses everything from how to break into the industry to practical advice—from how to ...

So You Want to Be a Dancer: Practical Advice and True Stories from a Working Professional
The Sound of Music FAQ: All Thats Left to Know about Maria, the von Trapps, and Our Favorite Things (2015)

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The Sound of Music FAQ is a comprehensive, encyclopedia-like reference to the worlds most popular movie musical. Rather than focusing on the often-told stories of this classic movie, this book looks at the 1965 Oscar-winner in relation to its source, including the true von Trapp family story and the Broadway musical from which it was derived. The Sound of Music FAQ explores such facts and trivia as the movies phenomenal original run in cinemas, during which it dominated the box office for a sta...

The Sound of Music FAQ: All Thats Left to Know about Maria, the von Trapps, and Our Favorite Things
Transatlantic Broadway: The Infrastructural Politics of Global Performance (2015)

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Transatlantic Broadway traces the infrastructural networks and technological advances that supported the globalization of popular entertainment in the pre-World War I period, with a specific focus on the production and performance of Broadway as physical space, dream factory, and glorious machine. Inspired by post-humanist scholarship, this book pays heed to the non-human entities and the backgrounded or disappeared human laborers who participated in the transnational expansion of theatre netwo...

Transatlantic Broadway: The Infrastructural Politics of Global Performance
The Broadway Song: A Singer's Guide (2015)

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Truly powerful vocal performance in musical theater is more than just the sum of good vocal tone and correct notes. As experienced teacher, director, and performer Mark Ross Clark lays out in The Broadway Song, powerful performance communicates the central function of a song within the context of the surrounding narrative, or the "truth" of a song. Because unstaged performances of a song, such as auditions, are key to the success of all aspiring singers, Clark provides here the essential practi...

The Broadway Song: A Singer's Guide
The Great Parade: Broadway's Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season (2015)

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It was the Broadway season when Barbra Streisand demanded "Don’t Rain on My Parade" and Carol Channing heard the waiters at the Harmonia Gardens say "Hello, Dolly!". From June 1, 1963 through the final day of May 31, 1964, theatergoers were offered 68 different productions: 24 new plays, 15 new comedies, 14 new musicals, 5 revivals of plays, 3 revues, 3 plays in Yiddish, 2 in French, 1 double-bill and even 1 puppet show. Peter Filichia’s The Great Parade will look at what a Broadway season look...

The Great Parade: Broadway's Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season
Fortune in My Eyes: A Memoir of Broadway Glamour, Social Justice, and Political Passion (2015)

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David Rothenberg s multilayered life thrust him into Broadway s brightest lights, prison riots, political campaigns, civil rights sit-ins, and a Central American civil war. In his memoir, Fortune in My Eyes, his journey includes many of the most celebrated names in the theater: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Sir John Gielgud, Peggy Lee, Alvin Ailey, Lauren Bacall, Christine Ebersole, and numerous others. He produced an Off-Broadway prison drama, Fortune and Men s Eyes, which res...

Fortune in My Eyes: A Memoir of Broadway Glamour, Social Justice, and Political Passion
Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical (2015)

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Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical tells the full story of the making and remaking of the most important musical in Broadway history. Drawing on exhaustive archival research and including much new information from early draft scripts and scores, this book reveals how Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern created Show Boat in the crucible of the Jazz Age to fit the talents of the show's original 1927 cast. After showing how major figures such as Paul Robeson and Helen Morgan define...

Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical
Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater (2015)

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In Nothing Like a Dame, theater journalist Eddie Shapiro opens a jewelry box full of glittering surprises, through in-depth conversations with twenty leading women of Broadway. He carefully selected Tony Award-winning stars who have spent the majority of their careers in theater, leaving aside those who have moved on or occasionally drop back in. The women he interviewed spent endless hours with him, discussing their careers, offering insights into the iconic shows, changes on Broadway over the...

Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater
Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Three (2015)

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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Really? Words can break spirits, destroy confidence. They can also build hope and incite great acts of heroism. Playwrights know this, and so do theater audiences. Otherwise, why go? Words matter and carry clout every bit as dangerous as a hammer or crowbar. This, too, playwrights know. The monologues in this volume are full of such blows, striking at our imaginations and our memories, generating responses such as joyful laught...

Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Three