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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, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. and expanded 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"This reference book fully chronicles the shows, songs, and careers of the major composers of the American musical theater, from Jerome Kern's earliest interpolations to the latest hits on Broadway. Gershwin, Rodgers, Porter, Berlin, Bernstein, Loesser, Sondheim, Kander, Finn, Flaherty, and more - this book covers their work, their innovations, their successes, and their failures. This newly revised and updated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Bibliography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Suskin
ISBN: 0195125991 9780195125993
OCLC Number: 39678239
Notes: Revised edition of: Show tunes, 1905-1991. 1st Limelight ed. 1992.
Description: xxiii, 581 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I: 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 II: New composers of the 1940s and 1950s: Introduction --
Hugh Martin --
Leonard Bernstein --
Frederick Loewe --
Jule Styne --
Frank Loesser --
Richard Adler --
Jerry Bock --
Bob Merrill --
Meredith Willson --
Stephen Sondheim ---
Part III: New composers of the 1960s and beyond: Introduction --
Charles Strouse --
Harvey Schmidt --
Cy Coleman --
Jerry Herman --
John Kander --
Mitch Leigh --
Larry Grossman --
Stephen Schwartz --
Marvin Hamlisch --
Alan Menken --
William Finn --
Maury Yeston --
Stephen Flaherty ---
Part IV: Notable scores by other composers: Introduction --
Irene --
Shuffle along --
George White's scandals of 1926 --
Good news! --
Blackbirds of 1928 --
Whoopee --
Fine and dandy --
Walk with music --
Early to bed --
Beggar's holiday --
Flahooley --
Top banana --
Kismet --
The golden apple --
Plain and fancy --
Li'l Abner --
Goldilocks --
Redhead --
Once upon a mattress --
You're a good man, Charlie Brown --
Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris --
Hair --
Promises, promises --
1776 --
Promenade --
Purlie --
Grease --
The wiz --
Shenandoah --
The robber bridegroom --
The best little whorehouse in Texas --
Dreamgirls --
Baby --
Big river --
The secret garden --
Jelly's last jam --
Victor\Victoria --
Floyd Collins --
Bring in 'da noise, bring in 'da funk --
Big --
Rent --
Jekyll and Hyde --
Side show --
The lion king --
Saturn returns: a concert --
Parade.
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"This reference book fully chronicles the shows, songs, and careers of the major composers of the American musical theater, from Jerome Kern's earliest interpolations to the latest hits on Broadway. Gershwin, Rodgers, Porter, Berlin, Bernstein, Loesser, Sondheim, Kander, Finn, Flaherty, and more - this book covers their work, their innovations, their successes, and their failures. This newly revised and updated edition discusses over 900 shows and almost 8,000 show tunes." "The Third Edition, updated through January 1999, features the entire theatrical output of thirty-six of Broadway's leading composers, in addition to a wide selection of work by other composers. The listings include essential production data and statistics, the most extensive information available on published and recorded songs, and lively commentary on the shows, songs, and diverse careers."--Jacket.

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