A Broadway musical about a single man living in Man-hattan who's surrounded by married couples? A show about aging chorines haunted by the ghosts of their past? Another performed on a bare stage featuring chorus dancers that lands on Broadway like a juggernaut? Reality came knocking in the 1970s when, Company, Follies, and A Chorus Line, all taught Broadway a new way to sing. Mordden's latest volume in his history of the musical looks at an era that brought us the gritty reality of A Chorus Line, the brilliantly bitter works of Sondheim, and the crowd-pleasing Annie. In the 1970s, Broadway both looked to its past and to its future for its blockbusters. With Mordden as our guide to this thrilling era, it's 'Curtain going up!'
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan