Broadway: An Encyclopedia

Broadway: An Encyclopedia

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This volume is another example in the Routledge tradition of producing high-quality reference works on theater, music, and the arts. An A to Z encyclopedia of Broadway, this volume includes tons of information, including producers, writer, composers, lyricists, set designers, theaters, performers, and landmarks in its sweep.

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This volume is another example in the Routledge tradition of producing high-quality reference works on theater, music, and the arts. An A to Z encyclopedia of Broadway, this volume includes tons of information, including producers, writer, composers, lyricists, set designers, theaters, performers, and landmarks in its sweep.

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'Bloom adds a touch of atmosphere with entries on critics, restaurants, publicity stunts, nightclubs, and other periphery characters and incidents that are so much a part of the Great White Way. As much a storyteller as a chronicler, he uses anecdotes and a plethora of black-and-white photographs, many never before published, to produce and entertaining as well as an informative work. Highly recommended for all theater collections.'Library Journal

'Recommended. All academic and public library theater and cultural studies collections.'Choice

Library Journal
Theater historian Bloom (Hollywood Song: The Complete Film and Musical Companion) has expanded and updated his 1990 chronicle of New York City's Broadway. Following a brief historical overview, he presents 394 alphabetical entries with multiple cross references for easy browsing. The most substantial entries cover theaters, playwrights, composers, directors, performers, and producers, with a special emphasis on composers and lyricists because Bloom believes that "they had greater impact on American theatrical history." There is some repetition, e.g., in the lengthy articles on the Hammersteins (Arthur, Oscar I, Oscar II, and William), which does serve to make each entry complete and self-contained. Bloom adds a touch of atmosphere with entries on critics, restaurants, publicity stunts, nightclubs, and other periphery characters and incidents that are so much a part of the Great White Way. As much a storyteller as a chronicler, he uses anecdotes and a plethora of black-and-white photographs, many never before published, to produce an entertaining as well as an informative work. Highly recommended for all theater collections. (Index and bibliography not seen.)-Laura A. Ewald, Murray State Univ. Lib., KY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415937047
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/11/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ken Bloom has been involved in the theater as a writer, director, producer and box office manager. He is the former editor of the "Washington Season," in the Washington Post, and has spoken on the American musical scene for NPR and the Canadian Broadcasting Co. He is a grammy-nominated record producer.

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Broadway: An Encyclopedia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want this book so badly but there is NO WAY I can afford that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cats flood into the theater. The noise is so loud, elders hearing aids shatter, and cats go deaf. Firestar of StarClan had decided to make a musical about his life as an apprintence. The whole entire clans, cats, and other animals of all eras, had come to see it. The Dark Forest cats wanted to perform and only see it because Firestar had to act like a kittypet. <p> Lionblaze flattens his ears on his head and groaned. Leafpool, their real mom, was telling him to be eyes for Jayfeather. He threw a tantrum, and Squirrelflight gave him a sucker and cooed over him. Leafpool stared. "MOM!" Shouted Hollyleaf over the noise. "CAN I GET CANDY FOR US?" "Certeintly not!" Gasped Leafpool. "You know how I feel about sweets." "Sure, honey." Said Squirrelflight. "But please get a leadersized Hershey bar for your dad and me." "Got it!" Mewed Hollyleaf and dashed away. Leafpool stared at Squirrelflight. "What? Different moms make different choices." Said Squirrelflight. <p> Finally they setteld into their seats. Squirrelflight put her stinky geet next to her sisters nose, and Leapool fainted.