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Author: Gerald Nachman
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Showstoppers! is all about Broadway musicals' most memorable numbers--why they were so effective, how they were created, and why they still resonate. Gerald Nachman has interviewed dozens of iconic musical theater figures to get their inside stories for this book, including Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Marvin Hamlisch, Joel Grey, Edie Adams, John Kander, Jerry Herman, Sheldon Harnick, Tommy Tune, Harold Prince, Donna  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nachman, Gerald, author.
Showstoppers!
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016013216
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Nachman
ISBN: 9781613731024 1613731027
OCLC Number: 945121418
Notes: "A Cappella book."
Description: xxiii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Just For Openers. Guys and dolls: "Fugue for tinhorns" ; The music man: "Rock island" ; Gypsy: "Some people" ; Mame: "It's today" ; Cabaret: "Willkommen" ; Chicago: "All that jazz" --
They Stopped the Show. Garrick gaieties: "Manhattan," "Mountain greenery" ; A Connecticut yankee: "Thou swell," "To keep my love alive" ; Paris: "Let's do it (let's fall in love)" ; Girl crazy: "I got rhythm" ; Anything goes: "You're the top" ; Babes in arms: "Johnny one-note," "I wish I were in love again" ; The boys from Syracuse: "Sing for your supper" ; Lady in the dark: "Tchaikowsky (and other Russians)" ; Oklahoma!: "I cain't say no" ; Annie get your gun: "You can't get a man with a gun," "Doin' what comes natur'lly," "There's no business like show business," "An old-fashioned wedding" ; Kiss me Kate: "Brush up your Shakespeare," "Always true to you in my fashion," "I hate men" ; South Pacific: "There is nothin' like a dame," "Some enchanted evening" ; Call me madam: "(You're not sick) you're just in love" ; Guys and dolls: "Adelaide's lament" ; The king and I: "Shall we dance?" ; Wonderful town: "Ohio" ; Damn yankees: "Whatever Lola wants," "Heart" ; My fair lady: "The rain in Spain," "Get me to the church on time" ; West side story: "America," "Gee, Officer Krupke" ; The music man: "Ya got trouble," "Seventy-six trombones" ; Gypsy: "Everything's coming up roses," "Ya gotta get a gimmick," "Rose's turn" ; Bye bye Birdie: "Put on a happy face" ; Hello, Dolly!: "Hello, Dolly!" ; Funny girl: "Don't rain on my parade," "People" ; Fiddler on the roof: "If I were a rich man" ; Sweet Charity: "Big spender," "If my friends could see me now" ; Mame: "If he walked into my life" ; Company: "The ladies who lunch," "You could drive a person crazy" ; Follies: "Broadway baby," "I'm still here" ; A little night music: "Send in the clowns" ; A chorus line: "One," "What I did for love ; Chicago: "Razzle dazzle," "We both reached for the gun," "Mr. Cellophane" ; Annie: "Tomorrow" ; The producers: "Springtime for Hitler" ; Wicked: "Popular," "Defying gravity" ; Jersey boys: "Can't take my eyes off you," "Sherry" --
O Say Can You Hear, Broadway Anthems. Show boat: "Ol' man river" ; Carousel: "You'll never walk alone" ; The sound of music: "Climb ev'ry mountain" ; Man of La Mancha: "The impossible dream (the quest)" ; Evita: "Don't cry for me Argentina" ; Cats: "Memory" ; La cage aux folles: "I am what I am" ; Les Misâerables: "I dreamed a dream" ; The phantom of the opera: "The music of the night".
Other Titles: Surprising backstage stories of Broadway's most remarkable songs
Responsibility: Gerald Nachman.

Abstract:

Showstoppers! is all about Broadway musicals' most memorable numbers--why they were so effective, how they were created, and why they still resonate. Gerald Nachman has interviewed dozens of iconic musical theater figures to get their inside stories for this book, including Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Marvin Hamlisch, Joel Grey, Edie Adams, John Kander, Jerry Herman, Sheldon Harnick, Tommy Tune, Harold Prince, Donna McKechnie, and Andrea McArdle, uncovering priceless previously untold anecdotes and details,"--Amazon.com.

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