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Musicals the complete illustrated story of the world"s most popular live entertainment by Kurt Gänzl

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StatementKurt Gänzl.
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p. :
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20222170M
ISBN 101842222406

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The book (or libretto) is the script, the narrative structure that keeps the score from being nothing more than a disjointed medley of songs. It is the drama at the heart of every musical. In the early 20th Century, the main point of most musicals was to showcase a score and/or a major star. (shelved 3 times as musical-theatre) avg rating — 1,, ratings — published Want to Read saving.   But I can see the appeal of concept musicals – it has been noted that book musicals can make shows seem formulaic, so occasionally a concept show is required to breathe fresh air into musical theatre. But I believe both are at threat from the rise of jukebox musicals, which have steadily gained pace since Mamma Mia (). Books shelved as movie-musicals: Singin' in the Rain: The Making of an American Masterpiece by Earl J. Hess, MGM: When the Lion Roars by Peter Hay, Sinat.

Pages in category "Musicals based on novels" The following pages are in this category, out of approximately total. This list may not reflect recent changes. (previous page) 0–9. 3 Musketiers; 42nd Street (musical) Dalmatians ( musical) The Dalmatians Musical. Plus fun infographics summarize plot, characters and songs making this a handy reference guide of all the best-loved musicals. With a beautiful glittery cover capturing the excitement and glamour of a trip to the theatre, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story is a show-stopping celebration and a perfect gift for musical fans everywhere/5().   Here are 11 musicals based on classic children’s books. “Cats” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running musical is based on T.S. Eliot’s .   When Weber set the poems to music, little did he know "Cats " would become the longest running musical in Broadway history, until another of his musicals (based upon a book),"The Phantom of the.

  As a theater aficionado, I can proudly say that the majority of my favorite contemporary musicals are musical adaptations of books. Usually, when fiction is adapted by a creative team, it’s either turned into a film or television : Jan Rosenberg.   When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. By Noah Isenberg. Nov. 15, one of the great all-black musicals made during the studio. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. This collection of twenty musicals from throughout the rich history of Warner Brothers includes the groundbreaking The Jazz Singer, The Broadway Melody, 42nd Street, The Great Ziegfeld, The Wizard of Oz, Yankee. But the 10 winning musicals of – also remind us of the variety Broadway has to offer—from the glitz and magnitude of shows like Kinky .