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Show tunes : the songs, shows, and careers of Broadway's major composers

Author: Steven Suskin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised & expanded fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Musicals
Bibliographies
Bibliography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Suskin
ISBN: 0195314077 9780195314076 9780195314076
OCLC Number: 1016131164
Description: 600 pages
Contents: PREFACE ; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK ; PART 1 ; Composers of the Early Years ; INTRODUCTION ; Jerome Kern ; Irving Berlin ; George Gershwin ; Vincent Youmans ; Richard Rodgers ; Cole Porter ; Arthur Schwartz ; Harold Arlen ; Vernon Duke ; Burton Lane ; Kurt Weill ; Marc Blitzstein ; Harold Rome ; PART 2 ; New Composers of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s ; INTRODUCTION ; Hugh Martin ; Leonard Bernstein ; Frederick Loewe ; Jule Styne ; Frank Loesser ; Richard Adler ; Jerry Bock ; Bob Merrill ; Meredith Willson ; Stephen Sondheim ; Charles Strouse ; Harvey Schmidt ; Cy Coleman ; Jerry Herman ; John Kander ; Mitch Leigh ; PART 3 ; New Composers of the 1970s and Beyond ; INTRODUCTION ; Stephen Schwartz ; Larry Grossman ; Marvin Hamlisch ; Alan Menken ; William Finn ; Maury Yeston ; Stephen Flaherty ; Michael John LaChiusa ; Jason Robert Brown ; Adam Guettel ; PART 4 ; INTRODUCTION ; Notable Shows by Other Composers ; APPENDIX 1 ; Chronological Listing of Productions ; APPENDIX 2 ; Bibliography ; SONG TITLE INDEX ; SHOW INDEX ; PEOPLE INDEX
Responsibility: Steven Suskin ; with a foreword by Michael Feinstein.

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