The A to Z of the Broadway Musical

Since the latter part of the 19th century, the Broadway musical has remained one of the most popular genres in entertainment and its history is related in detail in The A to Z of the Broadway Musical.

Author: William A. Everett

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870444

Category: Performing Arts

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The Broadway musical has greatly influenced American (and world) culture. Such shows as Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun are as 'American as apple pie,' while the long runs of imports like Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les MisZrables have broken records. Broadway has produced such cultural icons as Ethel Merman, Yul Brynner, and Julie Andrews, and composers and lyricists such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many others have had their melodies sung on its stages. Visionaries like George Abbott, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, and Susan Stroman have brought productions to life through their innovative direction and choreography. Since the latter part of the 19th century, the Broadway musical has remained one of the most popular genres in entertainment and its history is related in detail in The A to Z of the Broadway Musical. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 900 dictionary entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors, this handy desk reference offers quick information on the many aspects of the Broadway musical.
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A is for Audra Broadway s Leading Ladies from A to Z

"It's an incredible honor to be included in this amazing book of the greatest talent the Broadway stage has ever known!" —AUDRA McDONALD, six-time Tony Award-winning actress From Audra McDonald to Liza with a "Z," here is a showstopping ...

Author: John Robert Allman

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780525645429

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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"It's an incredible honor to be included in this amazing book of the greatest talent the Broadway stage has ever known!" —AUDRA McDONALD, six-time Tony Award-winning actress From Audra McDonald to Liza with a "Z," here is a showstopping alphabet book featuring your favorite leading ladies of the Broadway stage! Step into the spotlight and celebrate a cavalcade of Broadway's legendary ladies. Start with "A" for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, then sing and dance your way through the alphabet with beloved entertainers like Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, and Liza Minnelli! Broadway fans and theater lovers everywhere will give a standing ovation to this one-of-a-kind tribute full of toe-tapping rhymes, with illustrations as bright and beautiful as the shining lights on any marquee. AND DON'T MISS THE SEQUEL COMING IN OCTOBER: B IS FOR BROADWAY: ONSTAGE AND BACKSTAGE FROM A TO Z! THE RAVE REVIEWS ARE IN FROM THE STARS THEMSELVES! A wonderful, enriching, enlightening book for theater lovers of all ages . . . and all that jazz!" —CHITA RIVERA, two-time Tony Award-winning actress (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman) "A to Z—awesome to zany—I'm thrilled to be a part of such an illustrious group." —CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, two-time Tony Award-winning actress (42nd Street, Grey Gardens) "I'm so honored to be included among these fierce ladies—brought to life with such fun illustrations—in this wonderful book for little divas like my own!" —LEA SALONGA, Tony Award-winning actress (Miss Saigon) "A is for Audra turns the alphabet song into a show stopper! It is literally a love letter to Broadway's leading ladies, and I am so honored to be memorialized alongside all of my sisters!" —RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY, Tony Award-winning actress (Hamilton) "I'm honored to be included in this illustrious group. A to Z, they are all incredible!" —KRISTIN CHENOWETH, Tony Award-winning actress (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) "What a fun and fabulous celebration of the females of Broadway! Imagine my joy just to be a part of it!" —KELLI O’HARA, Tony Award-winning actress (The King and I) “H is also for honored—because that’s what I am to be included in this beautiful book. I can’t wait to show my kids and tell them of all the brilliant leading ladies who have graced the Broadway stage.” —HEATHER HEADLEY, Tony Award–winning actress (Aida) AND CRITICS LOVE IT TOO! "Women of the Broadway theater take center stage in this loving homage. . . . A lively introduction to a whole new cast of heroines."—Kirkus "this is a book all kids (and many adults) will enjoy as they learn about and fall in love with the theatre."—Playbill.com "A true necessity for any kid’s bookshelf."—Entertainment Weekly “a thorough, eye-catching introduction to women of the theater. . . . budding theater lovers will get a thrill.”—Booklist "A sure hit for thespians of all ages."—School Library Journal "Emmerich’s flattering caricatures, paired with [Allman’s] verse, are colorful and slick, bringing Broadway’s drama to the page”—Publishers Weekly
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The A to Z of Sacred Music

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Author: Joseph P. Swain

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461672128

Category: Music

Page: 336

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The A to Z of Sacred Music covers the most important aspects of the sacred music of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and other smaller religious groups. It provides useful information on all the significant traditions of this music through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major types of music, composers, key religious figures, specialized positions, genres of composition, technical terms, instruments, fundamental documents and sources, significant places, and important musical compositions.
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The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

(lyric by Alan Melville, music by Charles Zwar) (Company) The short-lived revue From A to Z offered twenty-six songs and sketches, each one listed from “A” ...

Author: Dan Dietz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442230729

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 622

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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 ones (Hair). Besides technical information, the book includes extensive commentary for all 268 musicals which opened during the decade. It includes all New York City Center and Music Theatre of Lincoln Center revivals; New York City Opera revivals of Broadway musicals; productions of all pre-Broadway closings (musicals which closed either during New York previews or during pre-Broadway tryouts); all eight musicals which were produced at the 1964 New York World’s Fair; concert productions (usually of one-man or one-woman shows); and all imports which opened during the decade. The technical information includes details regarding cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London productions, recordings, published scripts, and film versions.
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A Z Guide to Broadway Musicals

The A to Z Guide to Broadway Musicals represented in Illustrations.

Author: Adam Barkley

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ISBN: 1389088227

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The A to Z Guide to Broadway Musicals represented in Illustrations.
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The Musical

Off Broadway Musicals, 1910-2007: Casts, Credits, Songs, Critical Reception and Performance Data of More ... [paperback edition: TheA to Z Broadway Musical.

Author: William Everett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135848071

Category: Music

Page: 336

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The musical, whether on stage or screen, is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable musical genres, yet one of the most perplexing. What are its defining features? How does it negotiate multiple socio-cultural-economic spaces? Is it a popular tradition? Is it a commercial enterprise? Is it a sophisticated cultural product and signifier? This research guide includes more than 1,400 annotated entries related to the genre as it appears on stage and screen. It includes reference works, monographs, articles, anthologies, and websites related to the musical. Separate sections are devoted to sub-genres (such as operetta and megamusical), non-English language musical genres in the U.S., traditions outside the U.S., individual shows, creators, performers, and performance. The second edition reflects the notable increase in musical theater scholarship since 2000. In addition to printed materials, it includes multimedia and electronic resources.
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The Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicals

Thompson noted that, besides Baker, the “sight” of the show was the audience's ... special Liza with a “Z”; lyric by Fred Ebb, music by John Kander], ...

Author: Dan Dietz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442251663

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 596

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The 1970s was an exciting decade for musical theatre. Besides shows from legends Stephen Sondheim (Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, and Sweeney Todd) and Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita), old-fashioned musicals (Annie) and major revivals (No, No, Nanette) became hits. In addition to underappreciated shows like Over Here! and cult musicals such as The Grass Harp and Mack and Mabel, Broadway audiences were entertained by black musicals on the order of The Wiz and Raisin. In The Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway during the 1970s. In addition to including every hit and flop that debuted during the decade, this book highlights revivals and personal-appearance revues with such performers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Bette Midler, and Gilda Radner. Each entry includes the following information: Opening and closing dates Plot summaries Cast members Number of performances Names of all important personnel including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors Musical numbers and the names of performers who introduced the songs Production data, including information about tryouts Source material Critical commentary Tony awards and nominations Details about London and other foreign productions Besides separate entries for each production, the book offers numerous appendixes, including a discography, filmography, and published scripts, as well as lists of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, black-themed shows, and Jewish-themed productions. A treasure trove of information, The Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicals provides readers with a comprehensive view of each show. This significant resource will be of use to scholars, historians, and casual fans of one of the greatest decades in musical theatre history.
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African American Dramatists An A to Z Guide

An A-to-Z Guide Emmanuel S. Nelson. Croesus and the Witch (with Vinnette Carroll). New York: Broadway Play Publishing, n.d.. Don't Bother Me, ...

Author: Emmanuel S. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313052897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

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Despite their significant contributions to the American theater, African American dramatists have received less critical attention than novelists and poets. This reference offers thorough critical assessments of the lives and works of African American playwrights from the 19th century to the present. The book alphabetically arranges entries on more than 60 dramatists, including James Baldwin, Arna Bontemps, Ossie Davis, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a summary of the playwright's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography. African American dramatists have made enormous contributions to the theater and their works are included in numerous editions and anthologies. Some of the most popular plays of the 20th century have been written by African Americans, and high school students and undergraduates study their works. But for all their popularity and influence, African American playwrights have received less critical attention than poets and novelists. This reference offers thorough critical assessments of more than 60 African American dramatists from the 19th century to the present.
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The Complete Book of 2010s Broadway Musicals

... the musical also boasted a book by Woody Allen, his first foray into Broadway musical theatre since From A to Z in 1960 (see below).

Author: Dan Dietz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538126332

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 532

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This volume contains detailed information about every musical that opened on Broadway from 2010 through the end of 2019. This book discusses the decade’s major successes, notorious failures, and musicals that closed during their pre-Broadway tryouts. In addition to including every hit and flop that debuted during the decade, this book highlights revivals and personal-appearance revues.
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The A to Z of African American Television

SMOKEY ROBINSON SHOW, THE • 405 SMITH, JAMIL WALKER. ... The primarily black cast of the Broadway musical starred in the production taped live on Broadway.

Author: Kathleen Fearn-Banks

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863480

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 586

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From Amos 'n' Andy to The Jeffersons to Family Matters to Chappelle's Show, this volume covers it all with entries on all different genres_animation, documentaries, sitcoms, sports, talk shows, and variety shows_and performers such as Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, Bill Cosby, and Oprah Winfrey. Additionally, information can be found on general issues, ranging from African American audiences and stereotypes through the related networks and organizations. This book has hundreds of cross-referenced entries, from A to Z, in the dictionary and a list of acronyms with their corresponding definitions. The extensive chronology shows who did what and when and the introduction traces the often difficult circumstances African American performers faced compared to the more satisfactory present situation. Finally, the bibliography is useful to those readers who want to know more about specific topics or persons.
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The A to Z of Slovenia

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Author: Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461731757

Category: History

Page: 620

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The A to Z of Slovenia covers the history of Slovenia and its struggle to gain independence from communism. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on some of the more significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.
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The A to Z of Belarus

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Author: Vitali Silitski, Jr.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461731740

Category: History

Page: 470

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The A to Z of Belarus-through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects-traces Belarus' history and provides a compass for the direction the country is heading.
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The A to Z of Vietnam

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Author: Bruce M. Lockhart

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461731924

Category: History

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Vietnam became part of French Indochina in 1887 and did not regain its independence again until after the Vietnam War. However, despite a relatively peaceful two decades the country experienced little economic growth because of conservative leadership policies. In an effort to change this stagnation, Vietnamese authorities have committed to economic liberalization and enacted structural reforms needed to modernize the economy and to produce more competitive, export-driven industries. The A to Z of Vietnam focuses on the recent changes and leadership of Vietnam while giving due attention to the earlier kingdoms, the period of French Indochina, the wars for liberation, the Vietnam War, and much more. Hundreds of cross-referenced A to Z dictionary entries are included on political, economic, social and cultural aspects as well as the major cities and geographic features. This book also contains a chronology and introduction that traces Vietnam's history, as well as a bibliography.
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The A to Z of Ancient Israel

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Author: Niels Peter Lemche

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461671725

Category: History

Page: 318

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For these very reasons, because Ancient Israel means so much to us and because we actually know so little for sure, The A to Z of Ancient Israel is particularly important. It examines the usual sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of more recent archaeological research to help us determine just what happened and when, a far from simple task. It includes entries on most of the persons, places, and events which are generally considered, and shows more broadly what the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah were like and what role they played in the ancient world, but it also defines them as closely as possible according to the latest data.
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The A to Z of Kierkegaard s Philosophy

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Author: Julia Watkin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810875845

Category: Philosophy

Page: 411

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The A to Z of Kierkegaard's Philosophy provides a contextual introduction to Kierkegaard's 19th century world of Copenhagen, a chronology of events and key figures in his life, as well as definitions of the key systems of his thought-theology, existentialism, literature, and psychology. The extensive bibliographical section covers secondary literature and electronic materials of help to researchers. The appendix includes detailed information on his writings, along with a list of his pseudonyms. This book is useful not only as a guide for experienced scholars, but also as an introduction to new students of Kierkegaard's Philosophy.
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The A to Z of the Orthodox Church

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Author: Michael Prokurat

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461664031

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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Of the three major branches of Christianity, Orthodoxy is the least known and most misunderstood. The A to Z of the Orthodox Church provides students, researchers, and specialists with a desk encyclopedia of the theology and theologians, saints, sinners, places and events of the Eastern Church. Two millennia of the religion are surveyed in over five hundred concise entries, concentrating primarily on the last 150 years.
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The A to Z of Kant and Kantianism

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Author: Helmut Holzhey

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461731818

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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The A to Z of Kant and Kantianism provides a comprehensive dictionary that will aid not only students but also teachers and the general public, since it contains hundreds of entries describing Kant's life and works and explaining his concepts as well as the contributions of his followers (and also some opponents). Furthermore, much of the writings of the Neokantians, as well as the literature dealing with this movement, are not available in English, thus, this book provides an introduction to this phenomenon to the English-language reader.
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The A to Z of the Ottoman Empire

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Author: Selcuk Aksin Somel

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461731764

Category: History

Page: 512

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The Ottoman Empire was the last great Muslim political entity, emerging in the later Middle Ages and continuing its existence until the early 20th century and the creation of the modern state of Turkey. The A to Z of the Ottoman Empire is an in-depth treatise covering the political, social, and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, the last member of the lineage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires and the only one that reached the modern times both in terms of internal structure and world history. Key Features: o Historical maps o A detailed chronology o A list of Ottoman sultans and grand viziers o A dictionary consisting of 781 entries o An analytical bibliography o Details where original Turkish documents can be located
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The A to Z of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Author: Ante Cuvalo

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461671787

Category: History

Page: 506

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Diversity has always been at the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina's character; even its dual name and physical geography display a particular heterogeneity. The medieval Bosnian state never enjoyed lasting political and ideological unity as its feudal, regional, and religious rifts pulled at the country's seams. Furthermore, because of its location and by a quirk of history, three major world religious and cultural traditions (Catholicism, Islam, and Orthodoxy) became cohabitants in this small Balkan country. Recently, the rebirth of its statehood has been exceptionally bloody and its diversity has been shaken. Even 11 years after the guns were silenced, the country is still under the "benevolent" protection of the international community, whose officials are keeping the state-building process in perpetual suspense, with no final result in sight. The A to Z of Bosnia and Herzegovina sheds light on the uncertain situation Bosnia and Herzegovina faces, while providing essential background information. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and more than 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual topics spanning Bosnia and Herzegovina's political, economic, religious, and social system along with short biographies on important figures.
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The A to Z of Modern Chinese Literature

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Author: Li-hua Ying

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461731870

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 500

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The A to Z of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China. It offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Chinese literature.
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