West End Broadway: The Golden Age of the American Musical in London

West End Broadway: The Golden Age of the American Musical in London

by Adrian Wright


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843837916
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 11/15/2012
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii

Preface and Acknowledgements ix

Introduction 1

1939-45 The War Years 9

1946 Song of Norway 29

1947 Romany Love


Annie Get Your Gun

Finian's Rainbow 35

1948 Lute Song

High Button Shoes 53

1949 Brigadoon 57

1950 Carousel 65

1951 Kiss Me, Kate

South Pacific 70

1952 Call Me Madam

Love from Judy 79

1953 Paint Your Wagon

Guys and Dolls

The King and I

Wish You Were Here 87

1954 Pal Joey

Can-Can 97

1955 Wonderful Town


The Pajama Game 102

1956 Plain and Fancy

The Threepenny Opera

Fanny 113

1957 The Crystal Heart

Damn Yankees

Bells Are Ringing 127

1958 Where's Charley?

My Fair Lady

Simply Heavenly

West Side Story

Cinderella 135

1959 Candide

The Love Doctor

Aladdin 148

1960 The Dancing Heiress

Flower Drum Song

The Most Happy Fella


Once Upon a Mattress 155

1961 The Music Man

The Sound of Music

Bye Bye Birdie

The Fantasticks

Do Re Mi 167

1962 Little Mary Sunshine

Sail Away

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Fiorello! 187

1963 Carnival

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

On the Town

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The Boys from Syracuse


No Strings 194

1964 All in Love

She Loves Me


High Spirits

Little Me 209

1965 The Wayward Way

Hello, Dolly! 220

1966 Funny Girl 227

1967 110 in the Shade

Fiddler on the Roof

The Desert Song

Sweet Charity 233

1968 You're a Good Man

Charlie Brown


Man of La Mancha

I Do! I Do!


Golden Boy

The Student Prince

Lady, Be Good!


Man with a Load of Mischief 241

1969 Your Own Thing


Belle Starr

Dames at Sea

Promises, Promises

Anything Goes 259

1970 1776

The Great Waltz 269

1971 Show Boat


Godspell 275

1972 Company

Gone with the Wind

I and Albert

Applause 279

Appendix: American Musicals in London, 1939-1972 288

Notes 322

Select Bibliography 336

Index of Musical Works 339

General Index 347

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