Broadway: The American Musical by Laurence MaslonBroadway: The American Musical by Laurence Maslon

Broadway: The American Musical

byLaurence Maslon

Hardcover | October 13, 2004

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Along with jazz and abstract expressionism, the Broadway musical is one of the few uniquely American art forms. A companion to the six-part PBS documentary series, BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL is the first comprehensive history of the musical, from its roots at the turn of the 20th century through the smashing successes of the new millennium. The compelling, in-depth text is lavishly illustrated with a treasure trove of photographs, sheet-music covers, posters, scenic renderings, production stills, rehearsal shots, and caricatures, many previously unpublished. Complementing the narrative are lively sidebars that highlight the stars, the shows, and the songs--the key ingredients that make the musical great. Each chapter also included essays written by some of Broadway''s most fascinating luminaries, past and present. An entertaining amalgam of unpublished material, candid and production photographs, and a trunkful of anecdotes and Broadway lore, BROADWAY will appeal to eighth-graders in their first high school musical as well as to connoisseurs of the art form.
Laurence Maslon teaches at NYU''s Tisch School of the Arts and has written extensively on Broadway. He also wrote the American Masters biography of Richard Rogers and edited an edition of George S. Kaufman''s comedies for the Library of America.Michael Kantor is a producer of documentary films such as The West with Ken Burns, Lindbergh...
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Title:Broadway: The American MusicalFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:480 pages, 11.5 X 9.75 X 1.5 inShipping dimensions:480 pages, 11.5 X 9.75 X 1.5 inPublished:October 13, 2004Publisher:BulfinchLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0821229052

ISBN - 13:9780821229057

Appropriate for ages: 13 - null

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