Words with music : creating the Broadway musical libretto

by Engel, Lehman, 1910-1982.

Format: Print Book 2006
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML2110.E6 2006
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  ML2110.E6 2006
The dean of Broadway musical directors examines the dynamics of how the book, music and lyrics work together to create such hits as My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Hair, Pal Joey, West Side Story, Company, South Pacific, Threepenny Opera and Porgy and Bess. Howard Kissel, chief theater critic for the New York Daily News, extends the reach of Engel's subjects by bringing them up to date with commentary on such shows as A Chorus Line, Nine, Sunday in the Park with George, Rent, Working and Falsettos. Kissel offers a thoughtful history on how musical theater has evolved in the three decades since Engel wrote Words with Music (1972) and how Engel's classic work remains vital and illuminating today.
Additional Information
Subjects Libretto.
Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism.
Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Publisher New York : Milwaukee, WI :Applause Theatre & Cinema Books ;2006
Sales & distribution, North America, Hal Leonard,
Edition Updated & rev. /
Contributors Kissel, Howard.
Language English
Description 466 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [443]-445) and index.
ISBN 1557835543 (pbk. original)
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