The Routledge Guide to Broadway is the second title in our new student reference series. It will introduce the student to the Broadway theater, focusing on key performers, writers, directors, plays, and musicals, along with the theaters themselves, key awards, and the folklore of Broadway.
Broadway is the center of American theater, where all the great plays and musicals make their mark. Students across the country in theater history, performance, and direction/production look to Broadway for their inspiration. While there are illustrated coffee table type books on Broadway, there are few that offer a comprehensive look at the key figures and productions of the last two centuries. The Routledge Guide to Broadway offers this information in an easy-to-use, inexpensive format that will appeal to students, professors, and theatrical professionals.
Ken Bloom is an award-winning author on the history of Broadway. He has written numerous books, including the 7-volume set American Song; and our own Broadway: An Encyclopedia, 2nd ed. He has also produced numerous reissues of Broadway recordings, and writes regularly on the theatre for major publications.
'Ken Bloom has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Broadway theatre.' – Amateur Stage