The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals

The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals


The debut of Oklahoma! in 1943 ushered within the glossy period of Broadway musicals and was once via a couple of successes that experience develop into cherished classics. indicates produced on Broadway in this decade contain Annie Get Your Gun, Brigadoon, Carousel, Finian’s Rainbow, Pal Joey, On the Town, and South Pacific. one of the significant performers of the last decade have been Alfred Drake, Gene Kelly, Mary Martin, and Ethel Merman, whereas different skills who contributed to exhibits comprise Irving Berlin, Gower Champion, Betty Comden, Adolph eco-friendly, Agnes de Mille, Lorenz Hart, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Cole Porter, Jerome Robbins, Richard Rodgers, and Oscar Hammerstein II.

In The entire publication of Nineteen Forties Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines each musical and revue that opened on Broadway throughout the Forties. as well as offering information on each hit and flop, this publication comprises revivals and one-man and one-woman exhibits. every one access comprises the next information:

  • Opening and shutting dates
  • Plot summary
  • Cast members
  • Number of performances
  • Names of all vital team of workers, together with writers, composers, administrators, choreographers, manufacturers, and musical directors
  • Musical numbers and the names of performers who brought the songs
  • Production info, together with information regarding tryouts
  • Source material
  • Critical observation
  • Details approximately London and different overseas productions


Besides separate entries for every construction, the publication deals a variety of appendixes, comparable to a discography, movie models, released scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and non-musical productions that applied songs, dances, or historical past music.

A treasure trove of data, The whole ebook of Nineteen Forties Broadway Musicals presents readers with a whole view of every exhibit. this crucial source may be of use to students, historians, and informal lovers of 1 of the best many years in musical theatre history.

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