The Complete Book of 1990s Broadway Musicals

The Complete Book of 1990s Broadway Musicals Author Dan Dietz
Isbn 1442272139
File size 2.14MB
Year 2016
Pages 485
Language English
File format PDF
Category Music

Book Description:

With this book, Dietz continues his decade-by-decade encyclopedic treatment of Broadway musicals, which started with The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals. In the present volume, he underscores the decline of the medium. The 1990s brought in the era of what he calls ‘the new Broadway,’ with family friendly and other feel-good musicals dominating traditional ‘adult-oriented’ fare. The 203 featured revues and musicals that opened from January 1, 1990, to December 31, 1999 (compare 271 openings in the 1960s) cover the gamut of possibilities: 32 featured new music, 12 had preexisting scores, 32 were imports, 57 were revivals, and 16 closed pre-Broadway. As in the previous volumes, Dietz provides plot summaries, casts and crews, run dates, critical commentary, musical numbers and performers, source material, and awards and nominations, among other data. The volume concludes with 11 useful appendixes. Dietz does not hold back his own opinion—pretentious and politically correct crop up often—and though readers may find themselves disagreeing with Dietz's analyses, his diatribes complement the narratives and make for an enjoyable read.

 

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