Collins Guide to Musicals is an indispensable reference guide to nearly 200 musicals, from Chu Chin Chow to The Beautiful Game.
Do you need to find out the date of the first performance of Cole Porter’s Can-Can? Or who played the principal roles in the London opening of Oklahoma? Perhaps you need the titles of the best-known songs from Cabaret, or you’re puzzling over which recording of Les Miserables to purchase. Collins Guide to Musicals provides the answers to all these queries, as well as to thousands more.
Comprehensive entries on nearly 200 musicals include details of composers and lyricists, first performances, principal characters and plot lines, best-known songs, initial critical reaction and a recommended recording.
There are also over 80 composer/lyricist biographies and an alphabetical listing of well over 1000 song titles, complete with the title of the show they appear in.
Accessible, definitive, up to date and comprehensive, Collins Guide to Musicals is the only guide to this hugely popular art form you will every need.
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Snappily written and packing the maximum information into the minimum space. -- Gramophone Magazine, December 2001From the Publisher:
Gramophone Magazine (December 2001) said: I'd always tended to place musicals at the lower end of the phylogenetic scale. This book, snappily written and packing the maximum information into the minimum space, made me think again.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007122683