Broadway Musicals

From the Pages of the New York Times
(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Broadway Musicals

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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Over the last century the New York Times’s six leading critics—Brooks Atkinson, Howard Taubman, Clive Barnes, Walter Kerr, Frank Rich, and Ben Brantley—have offered the most authoritative and influential commentary on the Broadway musical. This definitive volume includes the original reviews of the 119 most important , selected by current chief theater critic Ben Brantley and accompanied by photographs from each show’s first production as well as celebrated revivals. From the golden age of the musical, with its divas, legendary directors, lyricists, and choreographers, right up to The Book of Mormon, Brantley gives context to this treasure trove of reviews with a thoughtful introduction and essays that guide the reader through each decade.

Praise for Broadway Musicals:

“A standing O for theater critic Ben Brantley’s staging of Broadway Musicals: From the Pages of the New York Times—the newspaper’s most influential reviewers, from Brooks Atkinson to Frank Rich.” —Elissa Schappell

“The most gorgeous new book this season!” —Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio

Baker & Taylor
Provides the original "New York Times" reviews of over one hundred of the most important Broadway musicals and revivals, and highlights the most legendary shows, composers, choreographers, and performers of their times.

Statement of Responsibility: [edited by] Ben Brantley
Title: Broadway musicals
from the pages of the New York Times
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2012
Characteristics: 367 pages, 1 unnumbered page ; illustrations, some of which are in color ; 31 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "Many of the reviews and feature articles in this book originally appeared in a longer version."--Page [368]
Includes index
Contents: The early years
The Depression
War and post-war
The fifties
The sixties and seventies
The eighties and nineties
A new century
Subject Headings: Musicals New York (State) New York History and criticism Musical theater New York (State) New York Reviews
Topical Term: Musicals
Musical theater
Additional Contributors: Brantley, Ben
Alternate Title: New York times
LCCN: 2012006411
ISBN: 9781419703379
Branch Call Number: 782 B
Research Call Number: JNG 13-57
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