The Complete Book Of 1970s Broadway Musicals by Dan DietzThe Complete Book Of 1970s Broadway Musicals by Dan Dietz

The Complete Book Of 1970s Broadway Musicals

byDan Dietz

Hardcover | September 3, 2015

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The book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened from the 1969 fall season through the 1979 season. The 1970s was an exciting decade in theatre. In addition to shows by Stephen Sondheim (Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, and Sweeney Todd) and the concept musicals, there were old-fashioned shows such as Annie; major revivals such as No, No, Nanette; underappreciated shows such as Over Here!; cult musicals on the order of The Grass Harp and Mack and Mabel; mind-boggling disasters such as Lysistrata, Dude, and Rainbow Jones; and a number of forgotten bombs which never made it to Broadway. There were also hit Black musicals on the order of The Wiz and Raisin; and personal-appearance revues with such performers as Bette Midler, Lena Horne, Gilda Radner, and Tony Bennett.Technical information includes details regarding cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London productions, recordings, published scripts, and film versions. The book also includes extensive commentary for more than 250 musicals which opened during the decade. The book 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); concert productions (usually of one-man or one-woman shows); and all imports which opened during the decade.

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Dan Dietz taught English and the history of modern drama at Western Carolina University, and is the author of Off Broadway Musicals, 1910-2007 (2010).  Dietz is also the author The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals (2015), The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals (2014), and The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals (2014...
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Title:The Complete Book Of 1970s Broadway MusicalsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:596 pages, 11.14 × 8.75 × 1.68 inPublished:September 3, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442251654

ISBN - 13:9781442251656

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionAlphabetical List of ShowsBROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1970s1970 Season1970-1971 Season1971-1972 Season1972-1973 Season1973-1974 Season1974-1975 Season1975-1976 Season1976-1977 Season1977-1978 Season1978-1979 Season1979 SeasonAPPENDIXESA Black-Themed Revues and Musicals B Chronology by SeasonC Chronology by ClassificationD DiscographyE FilmographyF Gilbert and Sullivan OperettasG Jewish-Themed Revues and MusicalsH Other ProductionsI Published ScriptsJ Radio City Music Hall ProductionsK TheatresBibliographyIndexAbout the Author

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Although not officially a series or a set, author Dietz continues his examination of Broadway musicals after publishing separate volumes covering the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. This 1970s installment examines 285 musicals that opened on Broadway during the decade. Included here are full-fledged musicals, personal appearances, reviews, and operas. Entries include the hosting theater, opening and closing dates, and Tony awards or nominations. Authors and composers, production personnel, cast, and number of acts are also detailed. A list of musical numbers with the principal performer follows. Some delightful commentary and unknown facts are also divulged, and Deitz provides a thorough synopsis of each show's plot as well as information about the production staff and performers. Critical reception and review references are also provided. Deitz manages to include information on cast recordings and movie or video/DVD releases, some rather rare and hard to come by, as well as information on published scripts and librettos. Numerous appendixes finish out the volume, along with a detailed index and bibliography. This volume is a robust addition to the collection of works covering Broadway musicals decade by decade. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels.