(Applause Books). This updated edition of one of the best-selling and comprehensive Broadway reference books, first published in 1985, has been expanded to include many of the most important and memorable productions of the American musical theater, including revivals. Chronologically arranged beginning with The Black Crook in 1866, the seventh edition adds new entries and(Applause Books). This updated edition of one of the best-selling and comprehensive Broadway reference books, first published in 1985, has been expanded to include many of the most important and memorable productions of the American musical theater, including revivals. Chronologically arranged beginning with The Black Crook in 1866, the seventh edition adds new entries and photos on numerous musicals from recent years, including American Idiot , Billy Elliot: The Musical , Hair (revival), Memphis , Next to Normal , Rock of Ages , The Addams Family , West Side Story (revival), and Fela! Broadway Musicals, Show by Show features a wealth of statistics and inside information, plus critical reception, cast lists, pithy commentary about each show, and numerous detailed indexes that no Broadway fan will want to be without....
|Title||:||Broadway Musicals, Show By Show - Seventh Edition|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||482 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Broadway Musicals, Show By Show - Seventh Edition Reviews
An antiquated musical primer that was better in paperI bought the first edition of this book (in paperback) shortly after it was a handy reference and introduction to Broadway musicals for me to use through high school. I bought this edition for the same purpose in Kindle form and my first disappointment has to be the formatting. The indices are not even located in the contents, so to get to them prior to reading the entire book, you is to go to the 2010 section and flip forward from there. The other issue with formatting is cross-referencing. Reference books in e-book form should have links to easily jump from one related topic to another (ex. revivals, actors, songs, etc.). With the paperback version I did this easier with the indices and flipping, but as I said, the indices are clunky in e-book for. For revivals, it says "see page..." which would be slightly helpful if the e-book had page numbers! I like to have all of my books in one place, so reference books that don't have interactive formatting are not going to be high in my list in the future. I bought this because puff it's familiar and usefulness in the past (but I would have returned this if it was my first use).I've known since the first edition preface that this is not a comprehensive or impartial account of Broadway musical history and I got it to be a simple book to thumb through in preparation for research, but I will look for better reference books/websites before I do any serious work.This book is good for a high school student or younger who wants a brief, biased, poorly formatted introduction to Broadway musicals, but is otherwise as useless as a hardcover encyclopedia. I'd say this book it's past its prime.