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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Thomas Hischak

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780195335330
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199891474 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780195335330.001.0001
The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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‘Amazingly comprehensive and thoroughly researched, The Oxford Companion to the American Musical is a must for any theatre professional or theatre fan.’ Stephen Flaherty

With more than two thousand entries, this guide offers a wealth of information on musicals, performers, composers, lyricists, producers, choreographers, and much more. Biographical entries range from early stars Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, and Mae West to contemporary show-stoppers Nathan Lane, Savion Glover, and Kristin Chenoweth, while composers Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Andrew Lloyd Webber all have articles, and the choreography of Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, and Debbie Allen receives due examination. The plays and films covered range from modern hits like Mamma Mia! and Moulin Rouge! to timeless classics such as Yankee Doodle Dandy and Show Boat. Also, numerous musicals written specifically for television appear throughout, and many entries follow a work - Babes in Toyland for example - as it moves across genres, from stage, to film, to television. The Companion also includes cross references, a comprehensive listing of recommended recordings and further reading, a useful chronology of all the musicals described in the book, plus a complete index of Tony Award and Academy Award winners.

Book.  2012 pages.  567408 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Performing Arts

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Abbott, George (1887–1995) in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Aborn, Milton (1864–1933) in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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