A Producer's Broadway Journey

A Producer's Broadway Journey

by Stuart Ostrow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275958663

ISBN-13: 9780275958664

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

It would be difficult, indeed, to imagine anyone more qualified to give us a celebration, from the perspective of an insider, of the Broadway musical. From the first run of Guys and Dolls in 1950 to the recent debut of Rent, Stuart Ostrow, a protégé of the great composer-lyricist Frank Loesser, has been personally involved in many of the

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It would be difficult, indeed, to imagine anyone more qualified to give us a celebration, from the perspective of an insider, of the Broadway musical. From the first run of Guys and Dolls in 1950 to the recent debut of Rent, Stuart Ostrow, a protégé of the great composer-lyricist Frank Loesser, has been personally involved in many of the major Broadway productions of our time. The steadily growing number of fans of the Great White Way will delight in his reminiscences about the shows that have shaped musical theater, such as Hello Dolly, Funny Girl, Man of LaMancha, Cabaret, 1776, and M. Butterfly—to name just a few.

Readers of A Producer's Broadway Journey will certainly be entertained by Ostrow's behind-the-scenes anecdotes of Bob Fosse, Barbra Streisand, Betty Buckley, Cole Porter, Lerner and Loewe, Hal Prince, Ethel Merman, and many other legends encountered in his accomplished career. But in addition to the tales or re-writes, stand-ins, near-disasters, and moments of theatrical magic, the author also provides a unique historical perspective on almost half a century of the musical.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275958664
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Author's Note

Introduction

1950-60

Broadway Babies: Adler & Ross, Stephen Sondheim, Bock & Harnick, Meredith Willson

1960-70 The Beginning of the End of Camelot: Rock 'N Roll, 'N Revolution

1970-80 The British Are Coming: Andrew Lloyd Webber

1980-90 Less is Less: Cats, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera

1990-97 Stomp, Rent, Bring In 'Da Noise Bring In 'Da Funk: Quo Vadis?

Afterword

Bibliography

Index

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