Broadway's prize-winning musicals : an annotated guide for libraries and audio collectors
- Leo N. Miletich.
- New York : Haworth Press, c1993.
- Physical description
- xviii, 255 p. ; 23 cm.
- Haworth series on library and information science.
At the library
Archive of Recorded Sound
|ML156.4 .M8 M64 1993||In-library use|
- Miletich, Leo N.
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Preface - The Best Seat in the House-- Overture - America's Muscial Heritage-- Act I - The Antoinette Perry Awards-- Act II - The New York Drama Critics Circle Award-- Act III - the Pulitzer Prize-- Act IV - The Grammy Award-- Act V - A Musical World.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This is a guide for collectors of audio recordings of Broadway's award-winning musicals. The introduction to recorded musicals provides a select listing of the best and most readily available award-winning shows representing the span of the genre's history. "Broadway's Prize-Winning Musicals" presents for the first time in one volume, shows that were recipients of Tony Awards, New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, or Grammy Awards. Also featured are the recordings of shows selected on the more subjective basis of listening enjoyment or budgetary considerations. This comprehensive approach should help librarians and fans compile a well-balanced collection by providing as diverse a selection of musical styles as possible, whilst allowing for the historical and artistic importance of individual shows, scores, or performances. The first volume to organise Broadway musicals into groups by major musical awards, this guide is intended to be a useful tool for libraries with audio visual departments, audio collectors, music fans, critics, performers, producers and patrons of the arts. Some of the information found in this book includes a handy checklist of titles, record labels, and inventory numbers; plot summaries, cast lists, key song titles, positive and negative reviews, composer information, background information and notations on any film versions of the show; the unique contributions of such Broadway greats as Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim and many others; a guide to finding out of print recordings; a bibliogrpahy of musical histories and biographies of composers; and a guide to recorded anthologies. In addition to being user-friendly guide to collecting recorded shows, "Broadway's Prize-Winning Musicals" also aims to serve as a basic reference work on the musical theatre, its history, and its most honoured productions. Readers are treated to a history of the genre through its annual award ceremonies, providing a unique overview as well as an impartial means of selecting and building a core collection of representative shows for home or library. The scope of shows included ranges from the earliest operettas through to the most recent award-winners. All of the most well-known and critically acclaimed shows are included, such as "A Chorus Line", "Phantom of the Opera", Damn Yankees", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Annie", "West Side Story", "Cabaret", "Guys and Dolls", "Evita" "Kiss me, Kate" "The King and I", and "My Fair Lady".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Haworth library and information science
- 1560230185 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 1560242884 (hardbacks)
- 9781560230182 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9781560242888 (alk. paper)
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