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  • Songwriters of the American Musical Theatre

    A Style Guide for Singers

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    From the favorites of Tin Pan Alley to today’s international blockbusters, the stylistic range required of a musical theatre performer is expansive. Musical theatre roles require the ability to adapt to a panoply of characters and vocal styles. By breaking down these styles and exploring the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-13

  • William B. Gill

    From the Goldfields to Broadway

    By Kurt Ganzl

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

  • Harry B. Smith

    Dean of American Librettists

    By John Franceschina

    Harry B. Smith was the most prolific writer of librettos for the American musical theatre in history, with nearly half of his 300 works actually opening in New York City. In addition, Smith was instrumental in adapting and popularizing foreign musicals in America, significantly influencing writing…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

  • Leslie Stuart

    Composer of Florodora

    By Andrew Lamb

    Leslie Stuart (1864-1928) was a British songwriter best remembered as the composer of the hit show, Florodora. He began writing popular songs as a teenager, first for blackface and vaudeville performers, and eventually for more "legitimate" shows and revues. Florodora (1899), written in…

    Paperback – 2016-04-27
    Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

  • Lydia Thompson

    Queen of Burlesque

    By Kurt Ganzl

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29
    Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

  • Alice May

    Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna

    By Adrienne Simpson

    This biography tells the story of Alice May, a touring prima donna in the nineteenth century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, taking part in pioneering performances of the popular light operas of the day. Along the way she took part in many premieres,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20
    Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

  • Acting in Musical Theatre

    A Comprehensive Course, 2nd Edition

    By Joe Deer, Rocco Dal Vera

    Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Updates in this expanded and revised second…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29

  • Sound and Music for the Theatre

    The Art & Technique of Design, 4th Edition

    By Deena Kaye, James LeBrecht

    Covering every phase of a theatrical production, this fourth edition of Sound and Music for the Theatre traces the process of sound design from initial concept through implementation in actual performances. The book discusses the early evolution of sound design and how it supports the play, from…

    Paperback – 2015-10-05
    Focal Press

  • Tin Pan Alley

    An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song

    By David A. Jasen

    For nearly a century, New York's famous "Tin Pan Alley" was the center of popular music publishing in this country--it was where songwriting became a profession, and where songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars. Covering the full history of Tin Pan Alley, from its humble beginnings in the…

    Paperback – 2015-06-29

  • Leonard Bernstein

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Laird

    Leonard Bernstein: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography and research guide on this popular American composer and conductor. It includes annotations on Bernstein's writings, performances, educational work, and major secondary sources. Also included are a biographical sketch,…

    Hardback – 2015-06-18
    Routledge Music Bibliographies

  • A History of the American Musical Theatre

    No Business Like It

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these…

    Paperback – 2014-06-20

  • Directing in Musical Theatre

    An Essential Guide

    By Joe Deer

    This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and…

    Paperback – 2013-12-23

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