Broadway. The very word is magical, conjuring up lush melodies, exhilarating dances, and starmaking performances. From the first American musical theater production in the late 19th century to the newest Broadway show, Song and Dance: The Musicals of Broadway offers a compelling look at the influences that have shaped musical theater. Each theatrical period is covered in illuminating detail, and representative musicals from every era are brought to life with a lively, knowledgeable discussion of the creation, trials, and successes of each show. This volume's intimate look at the shows, composers, lyricists, and performers who have made musical history takes you behind the scenes at your favorite musicals.
Filled with posters, Playbills, and photographs of the people who brought each musical to life.
Each show has a special box that lists the creators, cast members, and performance run of the original production.
The author's wit, insight, and deep love of musical theater make this volume a must-have for every Broadway fan.