American Musicals 1950–1969: The Complete Books & Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics: Guys and Dolls / The Pajama Game / My Fair Lady / Gypsy / A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum / Fiddler on the Roof / Cabaret / 1776 Book by Laurence Maslon

American Musicals 1950–1969: The Complete Books & Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics: Guys and Dolls / The Pajama Game / My Fair Lady / Gypsy / A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum / Fiddler on the Roof / Cabaret / 1776 Book by Laurence Maslon

American Musicals 1950–1969: The Complete Books & Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics: Guys and Dolls / The Pajama Game / My Fair Lady / Gypsy / A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum / Fiddler on the Roof / Cabaret / 1776

In this second volume of a two volume collector s edition, The Library of America presents eight enduring masterpieces showcasing the genre s glorious mid century flowering and and its response to the turbulent 1960s Based on new research, the complete libretto of each musical is presented in its Broadway opening night version, making these beloved cultural treasures avai In this second volume of a two volume collector s edition, The Library of America presents eight enduring masterpieces showcasing the genre s glorious mid century flowering and and its response to the turbulent 1960s Based on new research, the complete libretto of each musical is presented in its Broadway opening night version, making these beloved cultural treasures available as never before The texts are supplemented with additional song lyrics, biographical sketches of the musicals creators, original cast lists, detailed accounts of each show s sources and production history, textual and explanatory notes, and full color portfolios of illustrations featuring posters and photographs from each musical s original Broadway run.This volume fathers eight enduring works from the genre s Golden Age Guys and Dolls 1950 by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling, and Abe Burrows brings Damon Runyon s gamblers and chorus girls to vivid life The Pajama Game 1954 by George Abbott, Richard Bissell, Richard Adler, and Jerry Ross offers a lighthearted take on the relations between capital and labor My Fair Lady 1956 , Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe s glittering adaptation of George Bernard Shaw s Pygmalion, a box office sensation that elevated the tone of the American musical Gypsy 1959 by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim embraces the relentless ambitions of the ultimate stage mother to frame a poignant look at the vanishing traditions of vaudeville A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 1962 by Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart, and Stephen Sondheim, a joyously farcical romp set in ancient Rome the heartbreaking Fiddler on the Roof 1964 by Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick, based on Sholem Aleichem s haunting tales of life and changing times in a Russian shtetl Cabaret 1966 by Joe Masteroff, John Kander, and Fred Ebb, which views a political crisis through the prism of a Weimar nightclub and the playfully irreverent 1776 1969 by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards, a brilliantly drawn character study of the Founding Fathers on the eve of Independence

Title : American Musicals 1950–1969: The Complete Books & Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics: Guys and Dolls / The Pajama Game / My Fair Lady / Gypsy / A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum / Fiddler on the Roof / Cabaret / 1776
Author :  Laurence Maslon
Language : English
Isbn : 1598532596
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 800 pages

Rating: 4.4

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