Franklin

The rise and fall of the Broadway musical / Mark N. Grant.

Author/Creator:
Grant, Mark N., 1952-
Publication:
Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 365 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Musicals -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism.
Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
Contents:
From soaring divas to growling rockers : how changes in singing forged and felled the show tune
How mavericks, highbrows, and enlightened collectivism invented the book and lyrics and tweaked the music
Revolutions in Broadway rhythm : how the rock groove decomposed the musical and dismantled the fourth wall
The loudspeakers are alive with the sound of music : how electronics trumped the artful acoustics of Broadway
Wagging the musical : how director-choreographers co-opted a writer's medium
The age of McMusicals : vaudeville redux.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-337) and index.
ISBN:
1555536239 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
55679500
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