The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are
A New York Times BestsellerFor almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in childhood in a darkened theater, grows into something more serious for high school actors, and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage, and children, who will start the cycle all over again. Americans love musicals. Americans invented musicals. Americans perfected musicals. But what, exactly, is a musical?In The Secret Life of the American Musical, Jack Viertel takes them apart, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next―by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion―from Oklahoma! to Hamilton and onward.Structured like a musical, The Secret Life of the American Musical begins with an overture and concludes with a curtain call, with stops in between for “I Want” songs, “conditional” love songs, production numbers, star turns, and finales. The ultim...
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Copland: Appalachian Spring / Barber:
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George Whitefield Chadwick: Two Overtures: Rip Van Winkle (1879) and Adonais (1899) (Recent Researches in American
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Overture for an American Boosey Hawkes Scores/Books Series Composed by William Mayer- Pack of
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My Fellow Americans (DVD)
My Fellow Americans (DVD)They used to run the country. Now they’re running for their lives! Hail to the comedy chiefs! Jack Lemmon and James Garner win a landslide of laughs as two on-the-lam former presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current president (Dan Aykroyd) and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a desperate and delightfully frantic search for the evidence that will establish their innocence. As they scramble through the real America, they get an unexpected crash course in how their policies affected the citizens. With the three leads in waggish form, spirited direction by Peter Segal (Tommy Boy, Naked Gun 331/3) and snappy support from costars John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Lauren Bacall and more, My Fellow Americans convinces all that comedy is king (and president!).]]>
- Brand: Warner Home Video
- ASIN: 0790731460
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"Nutcracker" Nation: How an Old World Ballet Became a Christmas Tradition in the New
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The Magic Flute Unveiled: Esoteric Symbolism in Mozart's Masonic
Chailley, a professor of music history at the Sorbonne, reveals the coherence of the opera and the hidden significance of its characters and situations. The author relates each of these elements to the esoteric tradition from which they emanate and to Mozart's own involvement with the Masonic brotherhood.
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The Great American Composers Harold
Track Listing Disc One 1. Stormy Weather-Ethel Waters 2. Kickin The Gong Around-Louis Armstrong 3. Between TheDevil And The Deep Blue Sea-Count Basie 4. If I Only Had A Brain-Kay Kyser 5. It's A Woman's Prerogative-Pearl Bailey 6. Hooray For Love-Dinah Shore 7. One For My Baby (And One For The Road)-Frankie Laine 8. Come Rain Or Shine-Sarah Vaughan 9. Legalize My Name-Pearl Bailey 10. It Was Written In The Stars-Dinah Shore 11. As Long As I Live-Kay Kyser 12. Over The Rainbow-Rosemary Clooney 13. House Of Flowers Waltz-Percy Faith 14. What's Good About Goodbye-Dinah Shore 15. A Sleepin Bee-Eileen Farrell 16. In The Shade Of The New Apple Tree-Harold Arlen 17. House Of Flowers-Tony Bennett 18. Last Night We Were Young-Vic Damone 19. Out Of This World-Eileen Farrell 20. Hit The Road To Dreamland-Harold Arlen 21. That Old Black Magic-Tony Bennett Disc Two 1.Bloomer Girl Overture-Lehman Engel 2. Let's Take A Walk Around The Block-Doris Day 3. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues-Eileen Farrell 4. Fun To Be Fooled-Tony Bennett 5. Right As The Rain-Earl Wrightson 6. Get Happy-Leslie Uggams 7. Little Biscuit-Harold Arlen 8. Moanin In The Mornin-Judy Roderick 9. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe-Damita Jo 10. For Every Man, There's A Woman-Tony Bennett 11. I Never Has Seen Snow-Eileen Farrell 1...
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American Overture Concert Band Level 4 Composed by Havato
Duration: 5:00 minutes
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The Wild West: The Essential Western Film Music
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Reading Stephen Sondheim: A Collection of Critical Essays (Studies in Modern Drama Book
First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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American Promenade Orchestra: Opening Night - French Overtures & Ballet
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The 100 Most Important People in Musical
From Show Boat and Oklahoma! to Wicked and Hamilton, the musical is constantly evolving thanks to the contributions of some of theatre’s most prominent figures. Never have musicals been more popular than they are today. With live television broadcasts of shows like Rent and Hairspray and films like Mean Girls and Shrek being adapted to the stage, musicals—as well as the creators and artists who bring them to life—are at the forefront of popular culture.In 100 Most Important People in Musical Theatre, Andy Propst profiles the individuals who have helped shape this beloved art form. Songwriting greats such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber are some of the familiar names in the book. So, too, are performers such as Nathan Lane, Ethel Merman, Audra McDonald, and Patti LuPone, and directors and choreographers such as Bob Fosse, Harold Prince, Jerome Robbins, and Tommy Tune. Readers learn not only about these men and women’s exceptional lives and achievements, but can peek backstage at such groundbreaking shows as Show Boat, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Company, and A Chorus Line, among others. Period reviews and interviews highlight both the shows and the people who contributed to them. The profile...
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Overture: A Novel
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American Festival Overture (Study Score No 23) Study Score Series Composed by William Schuman- Pack of
- Brand: G. Schirmer
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West Side Story (Three-Disc 50th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray
Rival New York City gangs affect the love of a young man and woman from each side. Oscars for best picture, directors Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins; supporting Oscars for George Chakiris and Rita Moreno.
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The Copland Collection: Orchestral & Ballet Works,
Aaron Copland made numerous recordings of his own music, including an extensive series for CBS during the 1960s and '70s, mostly with London orchestras. He was not an especially proficient conductor--consequently, the performances he conducted often lacked pace and rhythmic punch. His last recordings of his most popular scores have been reissued by Sony on an exceptionally well-remastered 3-CD set. These accounts do a good job of conveying the overall shape of the pieces, and they deliver telling characterizations of many episodes. Details emerge that are lost in some other accounts, and there is an appealing gentleness and sweetness to the approach. But the readings do not have as much grip as those of Bernstein and Slatkin, among others, and in spite of the authority they automatically possess, they are not necessarily preferable. --Ted Libbey
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The Desert Stones: a poem
"The Desert Stones" asks who am I? What is real? What lasts? It unveils the struggle for identity in real-time, including the internal strife between convention and originality-- often as though there are two, sometimes three, voices within the mind of the writer competing for primacy. The Wall, The Drama, The Stones, the Thief, and ultimately the Desert Stones, all are archetypes within this landscape where the soul searches for truth and belief. In the end, the narrator experiences an apotheosis of being in this starkly imagined world.
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Orfeo: A Novel
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Overstory, an emotionally charged novel inspired by the myth of Orpheus. "Bravo, Richard Powers, for hitting so many high notes with Orfeo and contributing to the fraction of books that really matter." ―Heller McAlpin, NPRIn Orfeo, composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police on his doorstep. His home microbiology lab―the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in surprising patterns―has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid, Els turns fugitive and hatches a plan to transform this disastrous collision with the security state into an unforgettable work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds all around it.
- Brand: W W Norton Company
- ASIN: 0393349845
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris / Porgy and Bess Suite (Catfish Row) / Cuban
- Brand: Deutsche Grammophon
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