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West End Broadway : the golden age of the American musical in London

Author: Adrian Wright
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"West End Broadway discusses every American musical seen in London between 1945 and 1972"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Wright
ISBN: 9781843837916 1843837919
OCLC Number: 823282306
Description: xi, 364 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: 1939-1945. The war years --
1946. Song of Norway --
1947. Romany love ; Oklahoma! ; Annie get your gun ; Finian's rainbow --
1948. Lute song ; High button shoes --
1949. Brigadoon --
1950. Carousel --
1951. Kiss me Kate ; South Pacific --
1952. Call me madam ; Love from Judy --
1953. Paint your wagon ; Guys and dolls ; The king and I ; Wish you were here --
1954. Pal Joey ; Can-can --
1955. Wonderful town ; Kismet ; The pajama game --
1956. Plain and fancy ; The threepenny opera ; Fanny --
1957. The crystal heart ; Damn Yankees ; Bells are ringing --
1958. Where's Charley? ; My fair lady ; Simply heavenly ; West side story ; Cinderella --
1959. Candide ; The love doctor ; Aladdin --
1960. The dancing heiress ; Flower drum song ; The most happy fella ; Rose-Marie ; Once upon a mattress --
1961. The music man ; The sound of music ; Bye bye birdie ; The fantasticks ; Do re mi --
1962. Little Mary sunshine ; Sail away ; Gentlemen prefer blonds ; Fiorello! --
1963. Carnival ; How to succeed in business without really trying ; On the town ; A funny thing happened on the way to the forum ; The boys from Syracuse ; Pocahontas ; No strings --
1964. All in love ; She loves me ; Camelot ; High spirits ; Little me --
1965. The wayward way ; Hello, Dolly! --
1966. Funny girl --
1967. 110 in the shade ; Fiddler on the roof ; The desert song ; Sweet Charity --
1968. You're a good man, Charlie Brown ; Cabaret ; Man of La Mancha ; I do! I do! ; Cindy ; Golden boy ; The student prince ; Lady be good! ; Hair ; Man with a load of mischief --
1969. Your own thing ; Mame ; Belle Starr ; Dames at sea ; Promises, promises ; Anything goes --
1970. 1776 ; The great waltz --
1971. Show boat ; Ambassador ; Godspell --
1972. Company ; Gone with the wind ; I and Albert ; Applause --
Appendix: American musicals in London, 1939-1972.
Responsibility: Adrian Wright.

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A history and re-evaluation of the American musical in London between 1945 and 1972, a unique panoramic essay on British theatre of the Golden Age.  Read more...

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