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American musical theatre a chronicle by Gerald Martin Bordman

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementGerald Bordman, Richard Norton
ContributionsNorton, Richard, 1938-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML1711 .B67 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24524735M
ISBN 109780199729708
LC Control Number2010033708
OCLC/WorldCa656556582

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Hailed as absolutely the best reference book on its subject by Newsweek, American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle covers more than years of musical theatre in the United States, from a South Carolina production of Flora, or Hob in the Well to The Addams Family in   A comprehensive companion to the six-part Emmy-winning PBS documentary series, Broadway: The American Musical is the gold standard of musical theater history books, tracing the roots of the art form at the turn of the twentieth century through the smashing successes of 5/5(18). New complete book of the American musical theater. David Ewen. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Jan 1, - Music - pages. 1 Review. Provides information on the performances, composers, lyricists, songs, and stars of over five hundred shows. From inside the book. What people are saying - 3/5(1). Hailed as "absolutely the best reference book on its subject" by Newsweek, American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle covers more than years of musical theatre in the United States, from a South Carolina production of Flora, or Hob in the Well to The Addams Family in Authors Gerald Bordman and Richard Norton write an engaging narrative blending history, critical analysis, and lively Reviews: 4.

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