Broadway Musicals: Show by Show, Seventh Edition (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, September 2011, $19.99) is a combination of history, guide, fact book, and photo album of the most memorable Broadway musical productions. With its glitter, its imagination, and its rhythmic beat, the Broadway musical has become a distinctive commodity, but with theatre prices so high, theatregoers want to make sure they get what they pay for. Broadway Musicals: Show by Show offers facts, not opinion, to let readers select the right plays for them. Each entry includes a wealth of statistics, inside information, critical reception, a cast list, and pithy commentary. Original-cast albums, concert versions of vintage shows, and opera companies adding musical theatre to their repertoires have all helped to preserve Broadway musicals through the decades. Broadway Musicals: Show by Show does its part, too. It’s a mine of information for both the playgoer and the theatrical historian.
About the Authors
STANLEY GREEN (1928–1990)
CARY GINELL (Thousand Oaks, CA) is an award-winning author and music historian. He has written five books on American music and annotated dozens of CD reissues in theater, jazz, folk, and popular music, and has produced and annotated dozens of songbooks in the fields of musical theater and standards. Ginell has earned a Grammy nomination, is a four-time winner of the ARSC Award for Excellence in Music Journalism, and is a winner of the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award. A longtime student of musical theater, he has been a theater critic in Southern California for the past 15 years.