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The secret life of the American musical : how classic Broadway shows are built, Jack Viertel

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The secret life of the American musical : how classic Broadway shows are built
Title
The secret life of the American musical
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how classic Broadway shows are built
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Jack Viertel
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
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Title
The secret life of the American musical
Creator
Summary
How do musicals make it to Broadway? In this entertaining and informative book, Broadway veteran (producer, critic, professor, executive, etc.) Jack Viertel draws on a range of examples -- from The Music Man to Wicked to Hamilton -- and personal experiences to paint a picture of how the process works. Taking readers step-by-step through all the phases of a typical musical-theater story, from opening numbers to finales, Viertel offers a colorful exploration of Broadway. And for those who want to know what to listen to post-reading, Viertel provides a list of soundtracks. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Genre
Writing style
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10470052
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
792.60973
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1711
LC item number
.V37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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how classic Broadway shows are built
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how classic Broadway shows are built
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Jack Viertel
The secret life of the American musical : how classic Broadway shows are built, Jack Viertel
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The secret life of the American musical : how classic Broadway shows are built, Jack Viertel
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Includes index
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Contents
Overture -- Curtain up, light the lights : opening numbers -- The wizard and I : the "I want" song -- If I loved you : conditional love songs -- Put on your Sunday clothes : the noise -- Bushwhacking 1 : second couples -- Bushwhacking 2 : villains -- Bushwhacking 3 : the multiplot, and how it thickens -- Adelaide's lament : stars -- Tevye's dream : tent poles -- La vie boheme : curtain: act 1 -- Intermission -- Clambake : curtain up: act 2 -- Suddenly Seymour : the candy dish -- All er nothin' : beginning to pack -- The small house of Joseph Smith, the American Moses : the main event -- I thought you did it for me, momma : the next-to-last-scene -- You can't stop the beat : the end -- Curtain call : how Woodie Guthrie, of all people, changed Broadway musicals forever -- Listening to Broadway
Control code
ocn912140643
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780374256920
Lccn
2015023713
System control number
(OCoLC)912140643

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