Broadway Musicals, 1943-2004

Broadway Musicals, 1943-2004

by John Stewart

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On March 31, 1943, the musical Oklahoma! premiered and the modern era of the Broadway musical was born. Since that time, the theatres of Broadway have staged hundreds of musicals--some more noteworthy than others, but all in their own way a part of American theatre history. With more than 750 entries, this comprehensive reference work provides information on every musical produced on Broadway since Oklahoma's 1943 debut. Each entry begins with a brief synopsis of the show, followed by a three-part history: first, the pre-Broadway story of the show, including out-of-town try-outs and Broadway previews; next, the Broadway run itself, with dates, theatres, and cast and crew, including replacements, chorus and understudies, songs, gossip, and notes on reviews and awards; and finally, post-Broadway information with a detailed list of later notable productions, along with important reviews and awards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476603292
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/22/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1050
Sales rank: 1,183,327
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The late John Stewart was the author of nonfiction books on a variety of topics including African states and rulers, Antarctica, the British Empire, Moons of the solar system, Italian movies, Broadway musicals, the British circus, Lord Byron, and the flight of the Confederate government from Richmond. Winner of numerous reference book awards, he lived in West Jefferson, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Hal Prince ix
Preface 1
Chronology of Openings 5


Appendix: Other Musicals 663
Bibliography 805
Song Index 807
Personnel Index 893

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