The Secret Life of the American Musical

The Secret Life of the American Musical

How Broadway Shows Are Built

Book - 2016
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"Americans love musicals. Americans invented musicals. Americans perfected musicals. But what, exactly, is a musical? In [this book], Jack Viertel takes them apart, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374711252
0374711259
9780374256920
0374256926
Branch Call Number: 792.6 Vi
Characteristics: xvii, 312 pages ; 24 cm

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