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Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time By Frank Vlastnik,

  • Title: Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time
  • Author: Frank Vlastnik
  • ISBN: 9781579123901
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Finally, a book as glorious as its subject this lush showcase for everyone who loves musicals covers the 101 most influential, popular, and enduring Broadway shows all of which have toured the country and been performed in theatres large and small everywhere Each listing includes expert commentary that sets the play in historical and cultural context, plus features on tFinally, a book as glorious as its subject this lush showcase for everyone who loves musicals covers the 101 most influential, popular, and enduring Broadway shows all of which have toured the country and been performed in theatres large and small everywhere Each listing includes expert commentary that sets the play in historical and cultural context, plus features on the creators and performers, plot synopses, cast and song lists, production details, backstage anecdotes, and Four or five beautifully reproduced photographs from each show the majority never before published accompany the text and make the shows leap off the page Appendices and special features include cast albums, poster artists, revivals, guilty pleasures, Off Broadway musicals, notable flops, and much .
    Broadway Musicals The Greatest Shows of All Time Finally a book as glorious as its subject this lush showcase for everyone who loves musicals covers the most influential popular and enduring Broadway shows all of which have toured the country

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    1. What a treasure I don t agree with all of the authors choices and am perplexed by the omission of Les Miserables, but this volume is packed with enough essential info about the shows to be a true resource It also contains enough inside scoop and photographs to feel like a guilty pleasure My only complaint it s too big and heavy I have the hardcover version and struggled mightily to hold it I ll classify the effort as physical therapy and rate it as than worthwhile

    2. I couldn t believe my eyes when I spotted this book The old MGM and Broadway musicals belong to my , well, unconventional hobbies This book brings them to life in a fascinating way It contains a huge amount of pictures and many interesting background information from the involved persons For each of the 101 selected musicals a short summary is provided together with a list of songs.The admiration and love is recognizable on every page and I am grateful to hold such a book in my hands.

    3. This was my bathroom book for, I think 6 to 8 months It takes a long time to read a book, when you are reading only 1 4 to 1 page a day I learned a lot A number of stars I ve known only for their movies or TV shows have done Broadway musicals Some of my favorite Broadway stars were in shows a lot sooner than I had thought Besides showcasing the musicals, the book also showcases individual stars, directors, producers, designers, some off Broadway and even some flops Among the flops were some show [...]

    4. This is one time that book design matters enormously The book was set in tiny print, which might have been okay with a sturdy typeface, but instead it was set in a Modern or Didone style typeface That is to say, a typeface with a large contrast between the thick and thin parts of the letters, such as Bodoni It might even be Bodoni, enpedia wiki Bodoni In the tiny print used, the thin strokes break up, making the book all but illegible I couldn t even read much of it, which was so disappointing.

    5. A must own for any Broadway theatre fan This coffee table book is filled with illustrations, anecdotes and memories.

    6. I ll be honest if you aren t a theater buff, you won t like this book But then again, you probably wouldn t be reading this review in the first place.Calling all theater buffs This fantastic, glossy paged hardcover is a must read Usually I m wary of lists that rank the 100 Greatest because everyone s opinion is different, but this book is incredible All the shows are in alphabetical order, so if you think The Pajama Game is the greatest Broadway musical of all time, you can go right on thinking [...]

    7. This is one of my favorite books about musicals, and I have many Lots of information complimented by gorgeous pictures and fun anecdotes about everyone s favorite shows My one tiny gripe is that some of my favorite shows aren t included Sunday in the Park with George, for example , but this book taught me so much about musicals I already knew and musicals I should know A must for any theatre geek.

    8. Like a lot of other reviewers have said I don t agree with a lot of the musicals listed in this book, but it s an informative book nonetheless filled with nice pictures and plenty of information about each musical picked.

    9. i ve been reading this one for a while it sits by my bed eventually i will know everything about all shows boo wa ha ha

    10. A fun coffee table book Great pictures I disagree with some of the choices included but overall a fun read for the Broadway Musical enthusiast.

    11. I got this book when it first came out.Coffee table size The pictures are beautiful.And the history is theatrical without be snarky.

    12. A book not notable for its text, but for the treasured cavalcade of photos from Broadway s illustrious history.

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