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By Todd Decker
Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical draws on exhaustive archival research to tell the story of how Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, and a host of directors, choreographers, producers, and performers-among them Paul Robeson-made and remade the most important musical in Broadway history.
Musical Theatre Auditions and Casting: A Performer\'s Guide Viewed from Both Sides of the Audition Table
Neil Rutherford's book provides a unique perspective on the musical theatre audition process from the viewpiont of one of the most influential and commercial casting directors in the West End, who has also had extensive experience as a professional actor.
By Stacy Wolf
From Maria in "West Side Story" to Tracy Turnblatt in "Hairspray" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theater-performers, creators, and characters-from the start of the...
By John Gardyne
Sing Musical Theatre: Whistle Down The Wind features fifteen theatre songs in a range of styles, both classic and contemporary with useful background and performance notes, handy singing tips and exercises, and backing track CD. Suitable for Trinity Guildhall Singing and Musical Theatre candidates Grades 4-5.
By Misha Berson
Something's Coming, Something Good, West Side Story and The American Imagination takes a critical, comprehensive look at one of the most inventive, influential, and internationally beloved Broadway musicals of all time - from its inception by a brilliant quartet of creators Robbins, Bernstein, Sondheim, and Laurents to its smashing success...
An engaging and compelling production history of the original Broadway version of Cabaret, this book is a meticulous record of how a great musical came into being. Encompassing everything from literary sources to music and lyrics, design and production process, it is the ultimate reference for theatre specialists and general...
The creation of one of the most beloved books & Broadway musicals of the century "May is one of the foremost authorities on writer James Michener. In this book he takes you inside the creation of Michener's Tales of the South Pacific and the musical South Pacific May fascinates us...
The definitive history of the Broadway musical: the shows, the stars, the movers, and the shakers.
Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, this title explores the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys that provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.