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Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw

<p>Based on the classic legend, <em><strong>Pygmalion</strong></em> is about Professor Henry Higgins, a teacher of phonetics. Higgins takes on Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl, as his student. She is transformed from a guttersnipe into an ...

ISBN: 1230001288087

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Renaissance Man

The Lin-Manuel Miranda Story An Unauthorized Biography

by Marc Shapiro

<p>Lin-Manuel Miranda created the Broadway hit-musical of the decade in Hamilton. His earlier production In The Heights set theater audiences dancing to a hip hop/ Latin beat. And if you have children or are a child at heart, you know all about ...

ISBN: 9781626014497

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Seven Plays with a Light Touch 5 + 2

by Blicq, Ron

Here are six one-act dramas and comedies, ranging in length from 10 to 65 minutes, plus a full-length musical based on the collaboration between W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan in their mostly happy but sometimes argumentative creation of the ...

ISBN: 9781460270462

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Showstoppers!

The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs

by Gerald Nachman

<p>When Robert Preston shouted &quot;Ya got trouble!&quot; in River City, when Carol Channing glided down a gilded staircase while waiters serenaded her with &quot;Hello, Dolly!,&quot; when Barbra Streisand defied us to rain on her parade in ...

ISBN: 9781613731055

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Singing and Dancing to The Book of Mormon

Critical Essays on the Broadway Musical

by Marc Edward Shaw & Holly Welker

<p>One of the most successful shows in Broadway history, <em>The Book of Mormon</em> broke box office records when it debuted in 2011 and received nine Tony awards, including Best Musical. A collaboration between Trey Parker and Matt Stone ...

ISBN: 9781442266773

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Some Enchanted Evenings

The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin

by David Kaufman

<p>Mary Martin was one of the greatest stars of her day. Growing up in Texas, she was married early to Benjamin Hagman and gave birth to her first child, Larry Hagman. She was divorced even more quickly. Martin left little Larry with her parents

ISBN: 9781250031761

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Songwriters of the American Musical Theatre

A Style Guide for Singers

by Nathan Hurwitz

<p>From the favorites of Tin Pan Alley to today’s international blockbusters, the stylistic range required of a musical theatre performer is expansive.</p> <p>Musical theatre roles require the ability to adapt to a panoply of characters and ...

ISBN: 9781317428329

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Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical

by Robert L. McLaughlin

<p>From <em>West Side Story</em> in 1957 to <em>Road Show</em> in 2008, the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and his collaborators have challenged the conventions of American musical theater and expanded the possibilities of what musical plays can ...

ISBN: 9781496808561

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Sutton Foster: Broadway Sweetheart, TV Bunhead

StageStars: Volume 1

by Christine Dzidrums

<p>Musical theater fans first fell for <strong>Sutton Foster </strong>in her triumphant turn as the title character in <em>Thoroughly Modern Millie</em>. Since then the heralded triple threat performer has charmed Broadway audiences in a wide ...

ISBN: 9781938438165

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Sweeney Todd

by Aaron C. Thomas

<p><em>Sweeney Todd</em>, the gruesome tale of a murderous barber and his pastry chef accomplice, is unquestionably strange subject matter for the musical theatre – but eight Tony awards and enormous successes on Broadway and the West End ...

ISBN: 9781317192213

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The 100 Most Important People in Musical Theatre

by Andy Propst

<p><strong>From</strong> <em><strong>Show Boat</strong></em> <strong>and</strong> <em><strong>Oklahoma!</strong></em> <strong>to</strong> <em><strong>Wicked</strong></em> <strong>and</strong> <em><strong>Hamilton</strong></em>**, the musical is ...

ISBN: 9781538116197

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The Actor Uncovered

by Michael Howard

<p><em>The Actor Uncovered</em> is certainly not a set of rigid rules advocating one "method" or one singular "truth." Departing from the common guidebook format, Michael Howard uses a unique approach to teaching acting, reflecting on his own ...

ISBN: 9781621535584

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The Audience Book of Theater Quotations

by Louis Phillips

<p>Now in its 3nd edition, we've expanded this book's size by a third with more great quotes! The Audience Book of Theater Quotations is a lifelong labor of love by Professor Phillips. If you have anything to do with the theater, buy this book. ...

ISBN: 9781544029665

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The Beggar's Opera

by John Gay

<p>“The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of ...

ISBN: 1230001156010

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The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals

by Frederic B. Vogel & Ben Hodges

<p>(Applause Books). The Commercial Theater Institute sponsors an annual intensive program in New York for individuals interested in producing or investing in the theatre that attracts people from all over the world. The top working theatre ...

ISBN: 9781476849188

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The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz

<p>During the Twenties, the Great White Way roared with nearly 300 book musicals. Luminaries who wrote for Broadway during this decade included Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Rudolf Friml, George Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart, ...

ISBN: 9781538112823

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The Complete Book of 1990s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz

<p>Musicals of the 1990s felt the impact of key developments that forever changed the landscape of Broadway. While the onslaught of British imports slowed down, the so-called Disneyfication of Broadway began, a trend that continues today. ...

ISBN: 9781442272149

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The Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz

<p>In the first decade of the twenty-first century, Broadway was notable for old-fashioned, feel-good shows (<em>Hairspray</em>, <em>Jersey Boys)</em>, a number of family-friendly musicals (<em>Little Women</em>, <em>Mary Poppins</em>), plenty ...

ISBN: 9781442278011

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The Dance Gods

A New York Memoir

by Kenny Pearl

When Kenny Pearl arrived in New York City, determined to succeed as a dancer, he was penniless, friendless and jobless. His memories shine against the backdrop of the turbulent ’60s and ’70s, including Vietnam War protests, the military draft ...

ISBN: 9781460262719

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The English Teacher's Guide to the Hamilton Musical

Symbols, Allegory, Metafiction, and Clever Language

by Valerie Estelle Frankel

<p>The high school or college English class offers a long list of technical terms: Symbolism, Irony, Metafiction, Allegory, Metaphor… With such a barrage, it can be tough to sort them all out. Yet here’s the list, from Absurdity to Zeugma, all ...

ISBN: 9780463138748

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