The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song, 1st Edition

  • Mark A. Robinson
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  • ISBN-10: 1440800979
  • ISBN-13: 9781440800979
  • DDC: 792.603
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 952 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Overview

Written with high school students in mind, The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song encompasses not only Broadway and film musicals, but also made-for-television musicals, a genre that has been largely ignored. The two volumes cover significant musicals in easily accessible entries that offer both useful information and fun facts. Each entry lists the work's writers, composers, directors, choreographers, and cast, and includes a song list, a synopsis, and descriptions of the original production and important revivals or remakes. Biographical entries share the stories of some of the brightest and most celebrated talents in the business. The encyclopedia will undoubtedly ignite and feed student interest in musical theatre. At the same time, it will prove a wonderful resource for teachers or community theatre directors charged with selecting and producing shows. In fact, anyone interested in theatre, film, television, or music will be fascinated by the work's tantalizing bits of historical and theatre trivia.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: A … My Name Is Alice (1984) (Off-Broadway).
2: Abbott, George (1887–1995).
3: Across the Universe (2007) (Film).
4: The Act (1977) (Broadway).
5: Actors Equity Association (AEA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
6: Adams, Lee (1924–).
7: The Addams Family (2010) (Broadway).
8: Adler, Richard (1921–2012).
9: Ahrens, Lynn (1948–).
10: Aida (2000) (Broadway).
11: Aladdin (1958) (Television).
12: Aladdin (1992) (Animated Film).
13: Alexander'S Ragtime Band (1938) (Film).
14: Alice in Wonderland (1951) (Animated Film).
15: Alice in Wonderland (1985) (Television).
16: All Shook Up (2005) (Broadway).
17: All That Jazz (1979) (Film).
18: Allegro (1947) (Broadway).
19: Amahl and the Night Visitors (1951) (Opera).
20: American Idiot (2010) (Broadway).
21: An American in Paris (1951) (Film).
22: Anastasia (1997) (Animated Film).
23: Anchors Aweigh (1945) (Film).
24: Andrews, Julie (1935–).
25: Androcles and the Lion (1967) (Television Musical).
26: Annie (1977) (Broadway).
27: Annie Get Your Gun (1946) (Broadway).
28: Annie Warbucks (1993) (Off-Broadway).
29: Anyone Can Whistle (1964) (Broadway).
30: Anything Goes (1934) (Broadway).
31: Applause (1970) (Broadway).
32: The Apple Tree (1966) (Broadway).
33: Arlen, Harold (1905–1986).
34: As Thousands Cheer (1933) (Broadway).
35: Ashman, Howard (1950–1991).
36: Aspects of Love (1990) (Broadway).
37: Assassins (1990) (Off-Broadway).
38: Astaire, Fred (1899–1987).
39: Avenue Q (2003) (Broadway).
40: Babes in Arms (Broadway) (1937).
41: Babes in Toyland (1903) (Broadway).
42: Bajour (1964) (Broadway).
43: Baker Street (1965) (Broadway).
44: The Baker'S Wife (1976) (Closed during Its Pre-Broadway Tryout).
45: Balanchine, George (1904–1983).
46: Ballad.
47: The Band Wagon (1931) (Broadway).
48: The Band Wagon (1953) (Film).
49: The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) (Film).
50: Barnum (1980) (Broadway).
51: Bat Boy (2001) (Off-Broadway).
52: Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) (Film).
53: Beauty and the Beast (1991) (Animated Film).
54: Beauty and the Beast (1994) (Broadway).
55: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) (Film).
56: Bells Are Ringing (1956) (Broadway).
57: Ben Franklin in Paris (1964) (Broadway).
58: Bennett, Michael (1943–1987).
59: Berkeley, Busby (1895–1976).
60: Berlin, Irving (1888–1989).
61: Bernstein, Leonard (1918–1990).
62: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1978) (Broadway).
63: Big: The Musical (1996) (Broadway).
64: Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) (Film).
65: Big River (1985) (Broadway).
66: Billy Elliot (2008) (Broadway).
67: Birkenhead, Susan.
68: The Black Crook (1866).
69: Blackbirds of 1928 (1928) (Broadway).
70: Blitzstein, Marc (1905–1964).
71: Blood Brothers (1993) (Broadway).
72: Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson (2010) (Broadway).
73: Bloomer Girl (1944) (Broadway).
74: Blue Hawaii (1961) (Film).
75: Blue Skies (1946) (Film).
76: The Blues Brothers (1980) (Film).
77: Bock, Jerry (1928–2010).
78: Bolton, Guy (1884–1979).
79: Bonnie and Clyde (2011) (Broadway).
80: Book of Mormon (2011) (Broadway).
81: Book Writer.
82: The Boy Friend (1954) (Broadway).
83: The Boys from Syracuse (1938) (Broadway).
84: Brice, Fanny (1891–1951).
85: Brigadoon (1947) (Broadway).
86: Bring Back Birdie (1981) (Broadway).
87: Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (1996) (Broadway).
88: Broadway.
89: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
90: The Broadway Melody (1929) (Film).
91: The Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) (Film).
92: The Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) (Film).
93: The Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) (Film).
94: Broderick, Matthew (1960–).
95: Brown, Jason Robert (1970–).
96: Brynner, Yul (1911–1985).
97: Buckley, Betty (1947–).
98: Bugsy Malone (1976) (Film).
99: Burnett, Carol (1933–).
100: Burrows, Abe (1910–1985).
101: By Jeeves (2001) (Broadway).
102: By the Beautiful Sea (1954) (Broadway).
103: Bye, Bye, Birdie (1960) (Broadway).
104: Cabaret (1966) (Broadway).
105: Cabarets and Clubs.
106: Cabin in the Sky (1940) (Broadway).
107: Calamity Jane (1953) (Film).
108: Call Me Madam (1950) (Broadway).
109: Camelot (1960) (Broadway).
110: Camp (2003) (Film).
111: Camp Rock (2008) (Television).
112: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) (Television).
113: Can-Can (1953) (Broadway).
114: Candide (1956) (Broadway).
115: Can'T Stop the Music (1980) (Film).
116: The Canterville Ghost (1966) (Television).
117: The Capeman (1998) (Broadway).
118: Cariou, Len (1939–).
119: Carnival (1961) (Broadway).
120: Carnival in Flanders (1953) (Broadway).
121: Caroline, or Change (2004) (Broadway).
122: Carousel (1945) (Broadway).
123: Carrie (1988) (Broadway).
124: Cats (1982) (Broadway).
125: Channing, Carol (1921–).
126: Charlotte'S Web (1973) (Animated Film).
127: Chenoweth, Kristin (1968–).
128: Chess (1988) (Broadway).
129: Chicago (1975) (Broadway).
130: Children of Eden (London Premiere, 1991) (U.S. Regional, 1998).
131: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) (Film).
132: Choreographer.
133: A Chorus Line (1975) (Broadway).
134: A Christmas Carol: The Musical (1995) (New York).
135: A Christmas Story (2012) (Broadway).
136: Cinderella (1950) (Animated Film).
137: Cinderella (1957) (Television).
138: City of Angels (1989) (Broadway).
139: The Civil War (1999) (Broadway).
140: A Class Act (2001) (Broadway).
141: Closer than Ever (1989) (Off-Broadway).
142: Cohan, George M. (1878–1942).
143: Coleman, Cy (1929–2004).
144: The Color Purple (2005) (Broadway).
145: Comden, Betty (1917–2006).
146: Company (1970) (Broadway).
147: Composer.
148: A Connecticut Yankee (1927) (Broadway).
149: Cook, Barbara (1927–).
150: The Court Jester (1956) (Film).
151: Crazy for You (1992) (Broadway).
152: Crosby, Bing (1903–1977).
153: Cryer, Gretchen (1935–).
154: Curtains (2007) (Broadway).
155: Dames (1934) (Film).
156: Dames at Sea (1968) (Off-Broadway).
157: Damn Yankees (1955) (Broadway).
158: Dance a Little Closer (1983) (Broadway).
159: The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood (1965) (Television).
160: Darling of the Day (1968) (Broadway).
161: A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine (1980) (Broadway).
162: De Mille, Agnes (1905–1993).
163: Dear World (1969) (Broadway).
164: The Desert Song (1926) (Broadway).
165: Designers: Costumes, Sets, Lighting.
166: Destry Rides Again (1959) (Broadway).
167: Desylva, B. G. (1895–1950).
168: Dick Tracy (1990) (Film).
169: Dietz, Howard (1896–1983).
170: Director.
171: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2005) (Broadway).
172: Disney, Walt (1901–1966).
173: Do Re Mi (1960) (Broadway).
174: Doctor Dolittle (1967) (Film).
175: A Doll'S Life (1982) (Broadway).
176: Donen, Stanley (1924–).
177: Dr. Horrible'S Sing-Along Blog (2008) (Internet).
178: Dr. Seuss'S How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) (Animated Television Special).
179: Dracula (2004) (Broadway).
180: Drake, Alfred (1914–1992).
181: Drama Books.
182: Dreamgirls (1981) (Broadway).
183: The Drowsy Chaperone (2006) (Broadway).
184: Dubarry Was a Lady (1939) (Broadway).
185: Dubin, Al (1891–1945).
186: Duke, Vernon (1903–1969).
187: Dumbo (1941) (Animated Film).
188: Durbin, Deanna (1921–2013).
189: The Easter Bunny Is Comin’ to Town (1977) (Television).
190: Easter Parade (1948) (Film).
191: Ebb, Fred (1928–2004).