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By David H. Lewis

Musicals were a tremendous a part of American theater for a few years, and nowhere have they been extra enjoyed and celebrated than Broadway, the theater capital of the realm. The song of such composers as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Berlin, the Gershwin brothers, Lerner and Loewe, Steven Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber keeps to run via people’s minds, and such productions as South Pacific, Cats, My reasonable woman, The Phantom of the Opera, men and Dolls, Rent, and West part Story stay on the most sensible of Broadway’s most well-liked productions.
This publication is a survey of Broadway musicals throughout the 20 th century, from the Tin Pan Alley–driven comedy works of the early a part of the century, to the built-in musical performs that flourished within the heyday years of midcentury, and to the rock period, proposal musicals, and the coming of British mega-musicals past due within the century. It additionally profiles a number of the theater world’s best composers, writers, and administrators, considers the most unforgettable and forgettable exhibits, illustrates the elusive fragility of the libretto, explains the compensating nature of construction components, and examines consultant exhibits from each decade. an intensive discography deals a short critique of greater than three hundred convey solid albums.

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