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The first volume ever to organize Broadway musicals into groups by major musical awards, this guide is an essential tool for libraries with audio visual departments, audio collectors, music fans, critics, performers, producers, and patrons of the arts. Some of the intriguing information found in this book includes:
In addition to being a user-friendly guide to collecting recorded shows, Broadway’s Prize-Winning Musicals also serves as a basic reference work on the musical theater, its history, and its most honored productions. Readers are treated to a history of the genre through its annual award ceremonies, providing a unique overview as well as an impartial means of selecting and building a core collection of representative shows for home or library. The scope of shows included ranges from the earliest operettas through to the most recent award-winners. All of the most well-known and critically acclaimed shows are included in this delightful book, such as A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, Damn Yankees, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, West Side Story, Cabaret, Guys and Dolls, Evita, Kiss Me, Kate, The King and I, My Fair Lady, plus many, many more. Light and user-friendly language makes the volume accurate without being pedantic, knowledgeable without being dry, and equally accessible to both established collectors and beginners.