Reading & Listening

Recommended Libretti

September 7th, 2018

Assassins – Book by John Weidman; Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim “Nothing quite prepares you for the disturbing brilliance of Assassins.” –David Richards, The New York Times “Dark, demented humor, as horrifying as it is hilarious.” –Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press “Intelli...


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Recommended Recordings – British Musicals

August 31st, 2018

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Recommended Recordings – Broadway Musicals

August 30th, 2018

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Musical Theatre DVDs

August 25th, 2018

Broadway: The American Musical – A History of Broadway (DVD) directed by Michael Kantor Hosted by Academy Award-winning star of stage film and television Julie Andrews. ‘Broadway’ tells two stories: the 100-year history of musical theater and the story of its relationship to 20th-c...


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Books on Musical Theatre Craft & Analysis

August 24th, 2018

David Ball: Backwards and Forwards A Technical Manual for Reading Plays This guide to play-reading for students and practitioners of both theater and literature complements, rather than contradicts or repeats, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts.           Ch...


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Musical Theatre Biographies & Memoirs

August 24th, 2018

Laurence Bergreen: As Thousands Cheer – The Life Of Irving Berlin Irving Berlin (1888-1989) was unable to read or write music and could only play the piano in the key of F-sharp major; yet, for the first half of the twentieth century he was America’s most successful and most representati...


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Books on Musical Theatre Recordings

August 23rd, 2018

Kurt Gänzl: The Blackwell Guide to the Musical Theatre on Record What are the essential records that should form the heart of any collection of musical theatre? Where do the best recordings fit in the history and development of the musical? Are original recordings of hit shows of the 1950s and 1960...


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Books on Musical Theatre History

August 23rd, 2018

Glen Berger: The Song Of Spiderman As you might imagine, writing a Broadway musical has its challenges. But it turns out there are challenges one can’t begin to imagine when collaborating with two rock legends and a superstar director to stage the biggest, most expensive production in theatre ...


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