Alan Jay Lerner by Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner
  • Title : Alan Jay Lerner
  • Author : Alan Jay Lerner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press (UK)
  • ISBN Code : 0199949271
  • Pages : 314
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  • Language : English
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The man behind "I Could Have Danced all Night" and "Almost Like Being in Love", lyricist Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986) is widely regarded as one of the most important figures of the American musical stage. In penning the lyrics to some of the most well-known and beloved Broadway shows, including Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, and Camelot, Lerner worked and corresponded with some of the greatest luminaries of popular entertainment over a career which spanned four decades, from performers like Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews to composers like André Previn, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and especially Frederick Loewe. In this rich collection of correspondence, most of it published for the first time, author Dominic McHugh sheds new light on Lerner's working relationships with these legendary figures. McHugh's extensive commentary reveals Lerner's turbulent partnerships with Loewe and Lane, his affection for Harrison, and his reverence for Burton. Particular emphasis is placed on Lerner's aborted projects with composers like Richard Rodgers and Arthur Schwartz. Especially valuable is the correspondence from his final years, in which he worked on a movie version of The Merry Widow, a BBC TV series about musicals, and a musical version of My Man Godfrey, none of which came to fruition. The collection ends with a poignant final exchange between Lerner and Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he was to have written The Phantom of the Opera. Overall, this important and lively book reveals the highs and lows of the career of one of America's wittiest and most romantic lyricists.


The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner by Alan Jay Lerner

The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner
  • Title : The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner
  • Author : Alan Jay Lerner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019064673X
  • Pages : 488
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  • Language : English
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Alan Jay Lerner wrote the lyrics for some of the most beloved musicals in Broadway and Hollywood history. Most notably, with composer Frederick Loewe he created enduring hits such as My Fair Lady, Gigi, Camelot, and Brigadoon. In The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner, editors and annotators Dominic McHugh and Amy Asch bring all of Lerner's lyrics together for the first time, including numerous draft or alternate versions and songs cut from the shows. Compiled from dozens of archival collections, this invaluable resource and authoritative reference includes both Lerner's classic works and numerous discoveries, including his unproduced MGM movie Huckleberry Finn, selections from his college musicals, and lyrics from three different versions of Paint Your Wagon. This collection also includes extensive material from Lerner's two most ambitious musicals: Love Life, to music by Kurt Weill, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which Lerner wrote with Leonard Bernstein.


Leonard Bernstein by Paul Laird

Leonard Bernstein
  • Title : Leonard Bernstein
  • Author : Paul Laird
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317430441
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Beginning with an introductory essay on his achievements, it continues with annotations on Bernstein's voluminous writings, performances, educational work, and major secondary sources.


The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations by Dominic McHugh

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations
  • Author : Dominic McHugh
  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
  • ISBN Code : 0190469994
  • Pages : 696
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies.


The Wordsmiths by Stephen Citron

The Wordsmiths
  • Title : The Wordsmiths
  • Author : Stephen Citron
  • Publisher : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781480386488
  • Pages : 446
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The first paperback edition of this book, which was originally published by Oxford University Press. Citron looks at the lives and work of two great lyricists of the golden age of Broadway. With a prelude, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index. Black & white photos. Music examples --


Loverly by Dominic McHugh

Loverly
  • Title : Loverly
  • Author : Dominic McHugh
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199827303
  • Pages : 265
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This ground-breaking book considers one of the most popular musicals of all time, Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady." Using previously-unpublished letters and documents, author Dominic McHugh presents a completely new behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the show, revealing the tensions that went into the making of this beloved musical.


The Musical Worlds of Lerner and Loewe by Gene Lees

The Musical Worlds of Lerner and Loewe
  • Title : The Musical Worlds of Lerner and Loewe
  • Author : Gene Lees
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780803280403
  • Pages : 350
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Biography of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe, creators of memorable Broadway and motion picture musicals.


The Wizard of Oz by Danielle Birkett,Dominic McHugh

The Wizard of Oz
  • Title : The Wizard of Oz
  • Author : Danielle Birkett,Dominic McHugh
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190663170
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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One of the most beloved film musicals of all time, The Wizard of Oz represents an enduring family favorite and cultural classic. Yet there is much more to the story than meets the eye, and the MGM movie is just one of many ways in which it has been represented. In this lively and wide-ranging book, editors Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh bring together insights from eleven experts into the varied musical forms this great American myth has taken in the past century. Starting with the early adaptations of L. Frank Baum's story, the book also explores the writing, composition and reception of the MGM film, its importance in queer culture, stage adaptations of the movie, cult classic The Wiz, Stephen Schwartz's Broadway blockbuster Wicked, and the cultural afterlife of the iconic Arlen-Harburg songs. What emerges is a vivid overview of how music - on stage and screen - has been an essential part of the story's journey to become a centerpiece of American culture.


The Letters of Cole Porter by Cole Porter

The Letters of Cole Porter
  • Title : The Letters of Cole Porter
  • Author : Cole Porter
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 030021927X
  • Pages : 672
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  • Language : English
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The first comprehensive collection of the letters of one of the most successful American songwriters of the twentieth century From Anything Goes to Kiss Me, Kate, Cole Porter left a lasting legacy of iconic songs including "You're the Top," "Love For Sale," and "Night and Day." Yet, alongside his professional success, Porter led an eclectic personal life which featured exuberant parties, scandalous affairs, and chronic health problems. This extensive collection of letters (most of which are published here for the first time) dates from the first decade of the twentieth century to the early 1960s and features correspondence with stars such as Irving Berlin, Ethel Merman, and Orson Welles, as well as his friends and lovers. Cliff Eisen and Dominic McHugh complement these letters with lively commentaries that draw together the loose threads of Porter's life and highlight the distinctions between Porter's public and private existence. This book reveals surprising insights into his attitudes toward Hollywood and Broadway, and toward money, love, and dazzling success.


A Guide to Modern Manuscripts in the Princeton University Library: Summaries of holdings by author by Princeton University. Library

A Guide to Modern Manuscripts in the Princeton University Library: Summaries of holdings by author
  • Title : A Guide to Modern Manuscripts in the Princeton University Library: Summaries of holdings by author
  • Author : Princeton University. Library
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Speak Low (When You Speak Love) by Kurt Weill

Speak Low (When You Speak Love)
  • Title : Speak Low (When You Speak Love)
  • Author : Kurt Weill
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780520212404
  • Pages : 554
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Selected letters trace the relationship of the composer and actress, who were married for twenty-four years


Portrait of Johnny by Gene Lees

Portrait of Johnny
  • Title : Portrait of Johnny
  • Author : Gene Lees
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 9780634099298
  • Pages : 360
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A life story of the esteemed lyricist offers insight into his complicated private life, discussing such topics as his Savannah childhood, Hollywood achievements, temperamental personality, and colleague partnerships.


The Street Where I Live by Alan Jay Lerner

The Street Where I Live
  • Title : The Street Where I Live
  • Author : Alan Jay Lerner
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780306806025
  • Pages : 333
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

This warm, loving, and often hilarious personal history of My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Gigi describes the cast of a great era in American musical theater: Moss Heart, Fritz Loewe, Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cecil Beaton, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, Vincente Minelli, Arthur Freed, and many others... How these people worked together to conceive, finance, write, produce, stage, and present these brilliant shows is detailed here, in one of the most delightful books ever written on the world of Broadway.


West End Broadway by Adrian Wright

West End Broadway
  • Title : West End Broadway
  • Author : Adrian Wright
  • Publisher : Boydell Press
  • ISBN Code : 1843837919
  • Pages : 364
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"West End Broadway discusses every American musical seen in London between 1945 and 1972."--Jacket.


The Leonard Bernstein Letters by Leonard Bernstein,Nigel Simeone

The Leonard Bernstein Letters
  • Title : The Leonard Bernstein Letters
  • Author : Leonard Bernstein,Nigel Simeone
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780300179095
  • Pages : 606
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Presents an extraordinary selection of revealing letters to and from one of the titans of 20th-century music. 10,000 first printing.


The Musical Theatre by Alan Jay Lerner

The Musical Theatre
  • Title : The Musical Theatre
  • Author : Alan Jay Lerner
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780306803642
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The author, a successful Broadway lyricist, traces the development of the musical and shares his observations on important composers, writers, and performers


A Ship Without A Sail by Gary Marmorstein

A Ship Without A Sail
  • Title : A Ship Without A Sail
  • Author : Gary Marmorstein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1416594264
  • Pages : 544
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Lorenz Hart, together with Richard Rodgers, created some of the most beautiful and witty songs ever written. Here is the story of the strikingly unromantic life of this songwriting genius. His lyrics spin with brilliance and sophistication, yet at their core is an unmistakable wistfulness. Rodgers and Hart, who wrote approximately thirty Broadway musicals and dozens of songs for Hollywood films, were an odd couple. Rodgers was precise, punctual, heterosexual, handsome, and eager to be accepted by society. Hart was barely five feet tall, alcoholic, homosexual, and more comfortable in a bar or restaurant than anywhere else. His lyrics are all the more remarkable considering that he never sustained a romantic relationship, living his entire life with his mother, who died only months before his own death at 48. Biographer Marmorstein superbly portrays the life of this exuberant yet troubled artist.--From publisher description.


American Song by Ken Bloom

American Song
  • Title : American Song
  • Author : Ken Bloom
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 616
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Volume 1 includes material "on nearly 3,300 American musicals. Volume 2 consists of complete indexes to more than 42,000 songs and more than 16,000 personnel, as well as a chronological listing of titles by year of production."


Songwriting For Dummies by Dave Austin,Jim Peterik,Cathy Lynn Austin

Songwriting For Dummies
  • Title : Songwriting For Dummies
  • Author : Dave Austin,Jim Peterik,Cathy Lynn Austin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 047089041X
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Proven techniques for songwriting success This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music "out there." You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing — and selling — meaningful, timeless songs. Songwriting 101 — get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your "inner voice" to creating a "mood" and everything in between Jaunt around the genres — discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more Let the lyrics out — master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges Make beautiful music — find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song Work the Web — harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience Open the book and find: What you need to know before you write a single note Tips on finding inspiration Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting A look at famous songwriting collaborators Writing for stage, screen, and television How to make a demo to get your song heard Advice on how to make money from your music Learn to: Develop your songwriting skills with tips and techniques from the pros Use social networking sites to get your music out to the public Break into the industry with helpful, how-to instructions


A Hymn to Him by Alan Jay Lerner,Benny Green

A Hymn to Him
  • Title : A Hymn to Him
  • Author : Alan Jay Lerner,Benny Green
  • Publisher : Amadeus Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Provides the lyrics to all of Lerner's Broadway songs, including those for Brigadoon, Royal Wedding, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, and the uncompleted My Man Godfrey


All in Good Time by Jonathan Schwartz

All in Good Time
  • Title : All in Good Time
  • Author : Jonathan Schwartz
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 283
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  • Language : English
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Acclaimed radio personality discusses his coming-of-age during the golden era of songwriting, describing his relationship with songwriter Arthur Schwartz, his loneliness, his challenges as a young man, and his broadcasting career.


Not Since Carrie by Ken Mandelbaum

Not Since Carrie
  • Title : Not Since Carrie
  • Author : Ken Mandelbaum
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Griffin
  • ISBN Code : 1466843276
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Not Since Carrie is Ken Mandelbaum's brilliant survey of Broadway's biggest flops. This highly readable and entertaining book highlights almost 200 musicals created between 1950 and 1990, framed around the notorious musical adaptation of Carrie, and examines the reasons for their failure. "Essential and hilarious," raves The New Yorker, and The New York Times calls the book "A must-read."


And There I Stood with My Piccolo by Meredith Willson

And There I Stood with My Piccolo
  • Title : And There I Stood with My Piccolo
  • Author : Meredith Willson
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN Code : 0816667691
  • Pages : 255
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  • Language : English
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"Originally published in 1948 by Doubleday & Company, Inc."


Broadway to Main Street by Laurence Maslon

Broadway to Main Street
  • Title : Broadway to Main Street
  • Author : Laurence Maslon
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190620412
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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The music of Broadway is one of America's most unique and popular calling cards. In Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America, author Laurence Maslon tells the story of how the most beloved songs of the American Musical Theater made their way from the Theater District to living rooms across the country. The crossroads where the music of Broadway meets popular culture is an expansive and pervasive juncture throughout most of the twentieth century--from sheet music to radio broadcasts to popular and original cast recordings--and continues to influence culture today through television, streaming, and the Internet. The original Broadway cast album--from the 78 rpm recording of Oklahoma! to the digital download of Hamilton--is one of the most successful, yet undervalued, genres in the history of popular recording. The challenge of capturing musical narrative with limited technology inspired the imagination of both the recording industry and millions of listeners: between 1949 and 1969, fifteen different original cast albums hit number one on the popular music charts, ultimately tallying more weeks at number one than all of the albums by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles combined. The history of Broadway music is also the history of American popular music; the technological, commercial, and marketing forces of communications and media over the last century were inextricably bound up in the enterprise of bringing the musical gems of New York's Theater District to living rooms along Main Streets across the nation. Featuring new interviews with Stephen Schwartz, Chita Rivera, Steve Lawrence, and prominent record producers and music critics, the story of this commercial and emotional phenomenon is told here in full--from the imprimatur of sheet music from Broadway in the early 20th century to the renaissance of Broadway music in the digital age, folding in the immense impact of show music on American culture and in the context of the recording industry, popular tastes, and our shared national identity. A book which connects cherished cultural artifacts to the emotional narratives at the core of American popular music, Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America is an ideal companion for all fans of American musical theater and popular music.


Enchanted Evenings by Geoffrey Block

Enchanted Evenings
  • Title : Enchanted Evenings
  • Author : Geoffrey Block
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199741502
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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This new second edition of Enchanted Evenings offers theater lovers an illuminating behind-the-scenes tour of some of America's best loved, most admired, and most enduring musicals. Readers will find such all-time favorites as Show Boat, Carousel, Kiss Me, Kate, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Phantom of the Opera. Geoffrey Block provides a documentary history of each of the musicals, showing how each work took shape and revealing, at the same time, how the American musical evolved from the 1920s to today, both on stage and on screen. The book's particular focus is on the music, offering a wealth of detail about how librettist, lyricist, composer, and director work together to shape the piece. Block also includes trenchant social commentary and lively backstage anecdotes. Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, Kurt Weill, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Frank Loesser, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and other luminaries emerge as hardworking craftsmen under enormous pressure to sell tickets without compromising their dramatic vision. The second edition includes a greatly expanded chapter on Sondheim, a new chapter on Lloyd Webber, and two new chapters on the film adaptations of the main musicals featured in the text (including such hard to find films as the original 1936 version of Anything Goes and the 1959 film adaptation of Porgy and Bess). Packed with information, including a complete discography and plot synopses and song-by-song scenic outlines for each of the fourteen shows, Enchanted Evenings is an essential reference as well as a riveting history. "A solid and fascinating work that should become a model of how to investigate and report on the evolution of a musical. Block's research is persuasive and his writing vivid. . . Indispensable for anyone who cares to know more about Broadway musicals than Playbill can provide." --Steven Bach, The Los Angeles Times Book Review


Olympus on My Mind by Grant Sturiale,Barry Harman

Olympus on My Mind
  • Title : Olympus on My Mind
  • Author : Grant Sturiale,Barry Harman
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 9780573681349
  • Pages : 99
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  • Language : English
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This Broadway hit is based on the Amphitryon myth. Jupiter comes to Earth in human form to woo beautiful Alcemene, wife of Amphitryon. He appears to her in the body of her absent husband and quickly wins her love. Things go swimmingly until the real Amphitryon shows up. The chorus consists of Tom, Dick, Horace and the delightfully dizzy Dolores (who is only in the show because she is the wife of its financial backer.) -- Publisher's description.


The Myth of the Spoiled Child by Alfie Kohn

The Myth of the Spoiled Child
  • Title : The Myth of the Spoiled Child
  • Author : Alfie Kohn
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong
  • ISBN Code : 0738217247
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Parenting and education expert Alfie Kohn tackles the misconception that overparenting and overindulgence has produced a modern generation of entitled children incapable of making their way in the world.


You Can't Steal a Gift by Gene Lees

You Can't Steal a Gift
  • Title : You Can't Steal a Gift
  • Author : Gene Lees
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780803280342
  • Pages : 269
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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You Can?t Steal a Gift is about the impact of American racism on America?s greatest gift to the world of music?jazz. In a work that combines memoir, oral history, and commentary, Gene Lees has crafted minibiographies of four great black musicians whom he knew well?Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Milt Hinton, and Nat ?King? Cole. Lees writes of them, ?All are men who had every reason to embrace bitterness . . . and didn?t.? When Lees left Montreal to become the music and drama critic of the Louisville Times in 1955, he was shocked by the racism and segregation he found in the United States. In jazz he found a community of like-minded souls who freely shared their gifts with all lovers of music, regardless of race and condition.


Loverly by Dominic McHugh

Loverly
  • Title : Loverly
  • Author : Dominic McHugh
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199968144
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Few musicals have had the impact of Lerner and Loewe's timeless classic My Fair Lady. Sitting in the middle of an era dominated by such seminal figures as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frank Loesser, and Leonard Bernstein, My Fair Lady not only enjoyed critical success similar to that of its rivals but also had by far the longest run of a Broadway musical up to that time. From 1956 to 1962, its original production played without a break for 2,717 performances, and the show went on to be adapted into one of the most successful movie musicals of all time in 1964, when it won eight Academy Awards. Internationally, the show also broke records in London, and the original production toured to Russia at the height of the Cold War in an attempt to build goodwill. It remains a staple of the musical theater canon today, an oft-staged show in national, regional, and high school theaters across the country. Using previously-unpublished documents, author Dominic McHugh presents a completely new, behind-the-scenes look at the five-year creation of the show, revealing the tensions and complex relationships that went into its making. McHugh charts the show from the aftermath of the premiere of Shaw's Pygmalion and the playwright's persistent refusal to allow it to be made into a musical, through to the quarrel that led lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe to part ways halfway through writing the show, up to opening night and through to the present. This book is the first to shed light on the many behind-the-scenes creative discussions that took place from casting decisions all the way through the final months of frantic preparation leading to the premiere in March 1956. McHugh also traces sketches for the show, looking particularly at the lines cut during the rehearsal and tryout periods, to demonstrate how Lerner evolved the relationship between Higgins and Eliza in such a way as to maintain the delicate balance of ambiguity that characterizes their association in the published script. He looks too at the movie version, and how the cast album and subsequent revivals have influenced the way in which the show has been received. Overall, this book explores why My Fair Lady continues to resonate with audiences worldwide more than fifty years after its premiere.


Gigi and The Cat by Colette

Gigi and The Cat
  • Title : Gigi and The Cat
  • Author : Colette
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1446467481
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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The famous tale by the trailblazing subject of major new film Colette GIGI TRANSLATED BY ROGER SENHOUSE, THE CAT TRANSLATED BY ANTONIA WHITE Gigi’s days are filled with cigars, lobster, lace and superstitions: the education of a future courtesan. Bored and unconvinced by what she’s taught, Gigi surprises all with her approach to love. In this classic turn-of-the-century novella, Colette unveils Gigi’s journey into womanhood in rich and supple prose. This edition includes The Cat translated by Antonia White.


Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin

Born Yesterday
  • Title : Born Yesterday
  • Author : Garson Kanin
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 9780822201366
  • Pages : 89
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  • Language : English
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THE STORY: The vulgar, egotistic junkman Harry Brock has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. He has brought with him the charming but dumb ex-chorus girl Billie, whose lack of social graces embarrass


Julie Andrews, the Story of a Star by John Cottrell

Julie Andrews, the Story of a Star
  • Title : Julie Andrews, the Story of a Star
  • Author : John Cottrell
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 222
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  • Language : English
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Lyrical Satirical Harold Rome by Tighe E. Zimmers

Lyrical Satirical Harold Rome
  • Title : Lyrical Satirical Harold Rome
  • Author : Tighe E. Zimmers
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 0786470267
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Harold Rome was a composer and lyricist on Broadway, starting with Pins and Needles in 1937. His biggest hits included Call Me Mister, Wish You Were Here, Fanny, Destry Rides Again, and I Can Get It for You Wholesale and he continued on Broadway through 1965 with The Zulu and the Zayda. His early career, after two Yale degrees, featured songs of "social significance," lyrics for the common man filled with satire. His later works were songs well adapted to the book musicals of the day, and his words and music became more lyrical. Rome worked with Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman, Jerome Weidman, Joshua Logan, David Merrick and others, and wrote songs for such stars as Pearl Bailey, Ezio Pinza, Walter Slezak and Barbra Streisand (among many). Politically involved, and left-wing, he attracted the attention of conservative organizations and the FBI. His song writing contributed to the home front efforts for World War II, as a civilian and then as a corporal in the Army. Showing yet another side, his paintings were critically praised and he amassed an impressive collection of African art.


Dictionary of American History 8 by Harold W. Chase

Dictionary of American History 8
  • Title : Dictionary of American History 8
  • Author : Harold W. Chase
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 503
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From Footlights to "the Flickers" by Marion Short

From Footlights to
  • Title : From Footlights to "the Flickers"
  • Author : Marion Short
  • Publisher : Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub.
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 180
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Two popular collecting categories for sheet music are presented-music of the Broadway stage and silent screen movies. Over 560 full color photographs of sheet music covers accompany the informative text. Arranged alphabetically by cover personality, each section becomes a compendium of the major stars before and after the sound revolution in 1929.


The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II by Senior Music Specialist Mark Eden Horowitz

The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Title : The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Author : Senior Music Specialist Mark Eden Horowitz
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780197538180
  • Pages : 704
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A collection of the letters of American musical theater's greatest innovator that provides an entertaining look behind the scenes of Broadway Oscar Hammerstein II virtually invented the modern American musical, first with Show Boat and then in his celebrated collaborations with composer Richard Rodgers on Broadway classics like Oklahoma!, Carousel, and The King and I that continue to fascinate audiences today. A brilliant lyricist and playwright, Hammerstein innovated the American musical with his sophisticated storytelling that single-handedly elevated musical theater to a serious art form. But there were many more sides to Hammerstein: He was also a canny businessman, a successful producer, a mentor to Stephen Sondheim, and a social activist. This rich collection edited by Mark Eden Horowitz features hundreds of previously unpublished letters that show off all facets of Hammerstein's many engagements and his personality. Hammerstein's correspondence with major Broadway figures like Rodgers, Sondheim, Jerome Kern, and Florenz Ziegfeld tells the history of twentieth-century American show business while his exchanges with politicians and activists shed light on social issues of the period. What unites these letters across their vast range of themes is Hammerstein's compelling voice that reveals a man who was sharp, opinionated, and funny but also cared deeply about addressing the social ills that his musicals explored beyond the stage.


Now. Here. This. - by Jeff Bowen

Now. Here. This. -
  • Title : Now. Here. This. -
  • Author : Jeff Bowen
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 9781480354333
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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(Vocal Selections). Created by the title of show team, NOW.HERE.THIS. is a new musical exploring life's big questions with inimitable humor and humanity. The show explores birds, bees, reptiles, early man, ancient civilizations and outer space. Also, loneliness, friendship, hoarding, hiding, laughing, living and dying. And middle school. And dinosaurs. Our folio includes 11 vocal selections from the cast recording including: Archer * Dazzle Camouflage * Give Me Your Attention * Golden Palace * Kick Me * Members Only * More Life * That'll Never Be Me (Duet) * Then Comes You * This Time * What Are the Odds?


Finishing the Hat by Stephen Sondheim

Finishing the Hat
  • Title : Finishing the Hat
  • Author : Stephen Sondheim
  • Publisher : Virgin Books Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9780753522585
  • Pages : 445
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Stephen Sondheim has won seven Tonys, an Academy Award, seven Grammys, a Pulitzer Prize and the Kennedy Center Honors. His lyrics have become synonymous with musical theater and popular culture, and here Sondheim has not only collected his lyrics for the first time, he is giving readers a rare personal look into his life as well as his remarkable productions. Along with the lyrics for all of his musicals from 1954 to 1981--including West Side Story, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd--Sondheim treats us to never-before-published songs cut or discarded from each show. He discusses his relationship with his mentor, Oscar Hammerstein II, and his collaborations with extraordinary talents from Leonard Bernstein to Angela Lansbury. The anecdotes--filled with pointed observations and intimate details--transport us back to a time when theater was a major pillar of American culture. Best of all, Sondheim offers unparalleled insights into songwriting.--From publisher description.


German Operetta on Broadway and in the West End, 1900–1940 by Derek B. Scott

German Operetta on Broadway and in the West End, 1900–1940
  • Title : German Operetta on Broadway and in the West End, 1900–1940
  • Author : Derek B. Scott
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108484581
  • Pages : 364
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Uncovers a world of forgotten triumphs of musical theatre that shine a light on major social topics. This book is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.


Books of the Times by N.A

Books of the Times
  • Title : Books of the Times
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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