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Coming up Roses The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

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ISBN-10: 0195140583

ISBN-13: 9780195140583

Edition: 2000

Authors: Ethan Mordden

List price: $19.99
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The 1950s saw an explosion in the American musical theater. The Broadway show, catapulted into the limelight in the 20s and solidified during the 40s thanks to Rodgers and Hammerstein, now entered its most revolutionary phase, brashly redefining itself and forging a new kind of storytelling. In Coming Up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s, Ethan Mordden gives us a guided tour of this rich decade. With loving detail, Mordden highlights the shift in Broadway from shows that were mere star vehicles, showcasing a big-name talent, to the bolder stories, stuffed with character and atmosphere. During this period, subject matter became more intricate, even controversial, and plots more human…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The Street, 1950
Guys and Dolls
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Street, 1952
The Street, 1954
Fanny and New Girl in Town
By the Beautiful Sea and Plain and Fancy
The Street, 1956
My Fair Lady
Li'l Abner
The Street, 1958
The Street, 1959
West Side Story and Gypsy