Broadway Plays and Musicals: Descriptions and Essential Facts of More Than 14,000 Shows through 2007

Broadway Plays and Musicals: Descriptions and Essential Facts of More Than 14,000 Shows through 2007

by Thomas S. Hischak

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Overview

New York City's Broadway district is by far the most prestigious and lucrative venue for American performers, playwrights, entertainers and technicians. While there are many reference works and critical studies of selected Broadway plays or musicals and even more works about the highlights of the American theater, this is the first single-volume book to cover all of the activities on Broadway between 1919 and 2007. More than 14,000 productions are briefly described, including hundreds of plays, musicals, revivals, and specialty programs. Entries include famous and forgotten works, designed to give a complete picture of Broadway's history and development, its evolution since the early twentieth century, and its rise to unparalleled prominence in the world of American theater. The productions are identified in terms of plot, cast, personnel, critical reaction, and significance in the history of New York theater and culture. In addition to a chronological list of all Broadway productions between 1919 and 2007, the book also includes approximately 600 important productions performed on Broadway before 1919.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786453092
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/22/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 644
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Award winner Thomas S. Hischak is a professor of theatre arts at the State University of New York College at Cortland. The author of more than 20 books on theatre, film and Tin Pan Alley, he has published several plays.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Key to Abbreviations 3

BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS 5

Chronology of Productions 527
Bibliography 569
Index 571

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