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Breckenridge Public Library 782.1409 MUS (Text) 33500013595590 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library 782.1409 MUS (Text) 33500013595608 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780744027419
  • ISBN: 0744027411
  • Physical Description: 360 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: This American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. The modern musical, to 1939 : from Show Boat to Wizard of Oz -- 2. A golden age, 1940-1969 : from Pal Joey to Oh! Calcutta! -- 3. New inventions, 1970-1999 : from Jesus Christ Superstar to Mamma Mia! -- 4. A musical revival, 2000-present : from the Producers to Waitress.
Summary, etc.:
From Show Boat and The Wizard of Oz to Les Misérables and Hamilton, discover the story of musical theatre and film and see the world's best-loved musicals brought to life. This beautifully illustrated book is the perfect gift for musical fans everywhere, covering the complete history of the genre, from its earliest origins in dance halls and vaudeville, to the record-breaking West End musicals and spectacular Broadway shows of today. Discover the history, plots, and stars of musical theatre and movie musicals, go backstage to find out more about choreography and set and costume design, and delve into profiles of successful creators such as Andrew Lloyd Webber in this illustrated celebration. Experience all the excitement of a trip to the theatre with Musicals: The Definitive Visual Guide--a showstopping visual celebration.
Author Notes

We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
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Singer and actress Elaine Paige is an icon of English musical theater and is often called the First Lady of British Musical Theatre. She originated several important roles in the canon of Andrew Lloyd Webber, including Eva Perón in Evita and Grizabella in Cats. In 1995, Paige received an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for her contributions to musical theater.

Subject: Musicals > History and criticism.
Musicals > Pictorial works.
Musical films.
Musical theater.
Broadway (New York, N.Y.) > History.
Motion pictures > United States > History.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) > History.
Motion pictures.
Musical films.
Musical theater.
California > Los Angeles > Hollywood.
New York (State) > New York > Broadway.
United States.
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Illustrated works.
Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.

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