Words With Music

Words With Music

by Lehman Engel
     
 

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The dean of Broadway musical directors examines the dynamics of how the book, music and lyrics work together to create such hits as My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Hair, Pal Joey, West Side Story, Company, South Pacific, Threepenny Opera and Porgy and Bess. Howard Kissel, chief theater critic for the New York Daily News, extends the reach of

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The dean of Broadway musical directors examines the dynamics of how the book, music and lyrics work together to create such hits as My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Hair, Pal Joey, West Side Story, Company, South Pacific, Threepenny Opera and Porgy and Bess. Howard Kissel, chief theater critic for the New York Daily News, extends the reach of Engel's subjects by bringing them up to date with commentary on such shows as A Chorus Line, Nine, Sunday in the Park with George, Rent, Working and Falsettos. Kissel offers a thoughtful history on how musical theater has evolved in the three decades since Engel wrote Words with Music (1972) and how Engel's classic work remains vital and illuminating today.

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New York Daily News theater critic Kissel revises and updates conductor and BMI Musical Workshop founder Engel's 1972 study of how the book, music, and lyrics were created for some of Broadway's best musicals. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557835543
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
478
Sales rank:
1,366,730
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

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