The Complete Book of 1980s Broadway Musicals by Dan Dietz

By Dan Dietz

For Broadway audiences of the Eighties, the last decade was once might be such a lot striking for the so-called “British invasion.” whereas inspiration musicals resembling 9 and Stephen Sondheim's Sunday within the Park with George persevered to be produced, a number of London hits got here to ny. as well as exhibits like Chess, Me and My woman, and Les Miserables, the decade’s such a lot winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber was once additionally good represented by way of Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, music & Dance, and Starlight show. there have been additionally many revivals (such as convey Boat and Gypsy), shock hits (The Pirates of Penzance), large hits (42nd Street), and infamous flops (Into the sunshine, Carrie, and Annie 2: pass over Hannigan's Revenge).In the full e-book of Nineteen Eighties Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines intimately each musical that opened on Broadway throughout the Eighties. as well as together with each hit and flop that debuted throughout the decade, this ebook highlights revivals and personal-appearance revues with such performers as Sid Caesar, Barry Manilow, Jackie Mason, and Shirley MacLaine.Each access comprises the subsequent info establishing and shutting datesPlot summariesCast membersNumber of performancesNames of all very important body of workers together with writers, composers, administrators, choreographers, manufacturers, and musical directorsMusical numbers and the names of performers who brought the songsProduction info, together with information regarding tryoutsSource materialCritical statement Tony awards and nominations information about London and different overseas productionsBesides separate entries for every creation, the publication bargains various appendixes, together with a discography, filmography, and released scripts, in addition to lists of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, black-themed exhibits, and Jewish-themed productions. A treasure trove of knowledge, the entire e-book of Eighties Broadway Musicals offers readers with a accomplished view of every convey. this important source can be of use to students, historians, and informal enthusiasts of 1 of the best many years in musical theatre history.

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