Showtime A History of the Broadway Musical Theater

ISBN-10: 039392906X

ISBN-13: 9780393929065

Edition: 2010

Authors: Larry Stempel
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Description: Here for the first time is the whole history of the musical, on Broadway and off. Stempel combines original research#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;including a wealthy of primary sources and archival holdings#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;with deft and insightful analysis, and explores the rich strands of musical theater by genre and type, looking at not only how musicals work but also how they serve as barometers of social concerns and bearers of cultural values. Beginning with the scandalous Astor Place Opera House riot of 1849, Stempel traces the growth of musicals from minstrel shows and burlesques, through the golden age of Show Boat and Oklahoma!, to such groundbreaking works as Company and Rent. Stempel examines musicals in their cultural and historical context and includes detailed portraits of all the influential figures#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;the creators, directors, and performers#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;who made it all possible.

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Book details

List price: $34.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Limited
Publication date: 9/2/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Larry Stempel, an associate professor of music at Fordham University and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, was a member of Lehman Engel's BMI Musical Theater Workshop. He lives in Mount Vernon, New York.

Introduction: Before The Curtain
Out Of The Nineteenth Century
Transition Stages
The Astor Place Riot
Uncle Tom's Cabin, the Musical
The Black Crook
Variety Stages
From Minstrelsy to Vaudeville
Harrigan and Hart
Weber and Fields
Williams and Walker
A Transatlantic Muse
Operetta: The Golden Age
Light Opera in America
American Light Opera
Into The Twentieth Century
The Native Wit
Cohan and Times Square
Berlin and Tin Pan Alley
Bolton-Wodehouse-Kern: The Princess Theater
The Cult OfRomance
Operetta: The Silver Age
Romberg and Friml
Show Boat
A Shadow Of Vulgarity
Revues: Spectacular and Intimate
Musical Comedy/Musical Farce Comedy
Jazz-Age "Jazz"
Broadway Songbook
The Gershwins
Cole Porter
Rodgers and Hart
The Script Angle
A Musical Play
Oklahomal; The Musical Play
Literate Musical Comedy
Musical Theater: The New Art
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Lerner and Loewe
Harnick and Bock
Opera, In Our Own Way
Opera on Broadway
Broadway Opera
West Side Story
The Great American Showshop
The Abbott Touch
Harburg's Circle
A Loesser Orbit
Comden and Green-and Styne
Toward The New Millennium
Away From Broadway
Early Alternative Musicals
The Off Broadway Renaissance
Farther "Off" and Coming Back
The Metaphor Angel
Cabaret and the Concept Musical
Prince, Sondheirn & Co
Sondheim After Prince
A Dancing Place
The Ballet-Directors: De Mille and Robbins
The Hoofer-Directors: Champion and Fosse
A Chorus Line and After
Distancing Effects
Rice, Lloyd Webber, and Rock Opera
Mackintosh and the Megamusical
Disney and the Movical
Another Broadway ...Another Show
Sondheim's Children
Works Cited
Selected Historical Discography
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