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Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Steven Suskin

Abstract

This book fully chronicles the shows, songs, and careers of the major composers of the American musical theater, from Jerome Kern’s earliest interpolations to the latest hits on Broadway. Legendary composers like Gershwin, Rodgers, Porter, Berlin, Bernstein, and Sondheim have been joined by more recent songwriters like Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Flaherty, Michael John LaChiusa, and Adam Guettel. This book covers their work, their innovations, their successes, and their failures. This book discusses almost 1,000 shows and 9,000 show tunes and features the entire theatrical output of forty of Bro ... More

Keywords: shows, songs, musical careers, musical theater, Broadway, show tunes, composers, songwriters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195314076
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Suskin, author