The Resource Coming up roses : the Broadway musical in the 1950s, Ethan Mordden

Coming up roses : the Broadway musical in the 1950s, Ethan Mordden

Label
Coming up roses : the Broadway musical in the 1950s
Title
Coming up roses
Title remainder
the Broadway musical in the 1950s
Statement of responsibility
Ethan Mordden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1950s saw an explosion in the American musical theater. The Broadway show, catapulted into the limelight in the 1920s and solidified during the 1940s thanks to Rodgers and Hammerstein, now entered its most revolutionary phase, brashly redefining itself and forging a new kind of storytelling. In Coming Up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s, Ethan Mordden gives us a guided tour of this rich decade."--BOOK JACKET. "With loving detail, Mordden highlights the shift in Broadway from shows that were mere star vehicles, showcasing big-name talents, to the bolder stories, stuffed with character and atmosphere. During this period, subject matter became more intricate, even controversial, and plots more human and complex. Mordden demonstrates how, in response, musical conventions were polished, writing became more finely crafted, and dance became truly indispensable. Along the way we meet the key players, such greats as Ethel Merman, George Abbott, Jerome Robbins, Gwen Verdon, Bob Fosse, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Loesser, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, and many others. We get the backstage scoop on why Guys and Dolls is so well made, why West Side Story is so timeless, why The King and I and Gypsy push the envelope, and why no one ever talks about Ankles Aweigh."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
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Mordden, Ethan
Dewey number
782.1/4/097471
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1711.8.N3
LC item number
M77 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musicals
  • Popular music
  • Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Coming up roses : the Broadway musical in the 1950s, Ethan Mordden
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Kismet
  • 6.
  • The Street, 1954
  • 7.
  • Fanny & New Girl in Town
  • 8.
  • By the Beautiful Sea & Plain and Fancy
  • 9.
  • The Street, 1956
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • My Fair Lady
  • 11.
  • Li'l Abner
  • 12.
  • Candide
  • 13.
  • The Street, 1958
  • 14.
  • Redhead
  • The Street, 1950
  • 15.
  • The Street, 1959
  • 16.
  • West Side Story & Gypsy
  • 2.
  • Guys and Dolls
  • 3.
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • 4.
  • The Street, 1952
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 262 p.
Isbn
9780195117103
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97042682 /MN
System control number
OCM37935097
Label
Coming up roses : the Broadway musical in the 1950s, Ethan Mordden
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Kismet
  • 6.
  • The Street, 1954
  • 7.
  • Fanny & New Girl in Town
  • 8.
  • By the Beautiful Sea & Plain and Fancy
  • 9.
  • The Street, 1956
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • My Fair Lady
  • 11.
  • Li'l Abner
  • 12.
  • Candide
  • 13.
  • The Street, 1958
  • 14.
  • Redhead
  • The Street, 1950
  • 15.
  • The Street, 1959
  • 16.
  • West Side Story & Gypsy
  • 2.
  • Guys and Dolls
  • 3.
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • 4.
  • The Street, 1952
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 262 p.
Isbn
9780195117103
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97042682 /MN
System control number
OCM37935097

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