Summary: The Broadway musical is one of America’s great indigenous popular forms, a glorious hybrid that emerged “out of our speech, our tempo, our moral attitudes, our way of moving” (as Leonard Bernstein put it). Now, in this first volume of a landmark two-volume collection, The Library of America presents eight enduring masterpieces charting the Broadway musical’s narrative tradition from the...
Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2014
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Summary: Professor Messenger of Johns Hopkins University delivers lectures on the history of musicals and Broadway.
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Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006
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Summary: "Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built. [This is a portrait of that creative...
Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018
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Summary: Broadway hit musical from Tony Award-winning composrer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda. "Hamilton" is the acclaimed new hip-hop musical about the scrappy young immigrant Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary of...
Format: sound recording-musical
Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic 2016
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Summary: Ethan Mordden has been hailed as "a sharp-eared listener and a discerning critic," by Opera News, which compares his books to "dinner with a knowledgeable, garrulous companion." The "preeminent historian of the American musical" (New York Times), he "brings boundless energy and enthusiasm buttressed by an arsenal of smart anecdotes" (Wall Street Journal). Now Mordden offers an entirely fresh...
Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2013
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Summary: ""Not since the late Leonard Bernstein has classical music had a combination salesman-teacher as irresistible as Kapilow." -Kansas City Star. Few people in recent memory have dedicated themselves as devotedly to the story of twentieth- century American music as Rob Kapilow, the composer, conductor, and host of the hit NPR music radio program, What Makes It Great? Now, in Listening for America,...
Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 KAP
Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.
Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2017