20 smash hits from Broadway shows are arranged here for Easy Piano by Dan Coates. Titles: * Aquarius * Beauty and the Beast * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Chitty Chitty Bang Bang * Dancing Queen * Don't Rain on My Parade * Ease On Down the Road * Heart * Hey There * How Could I Ever Know? * How Lucky You Are * I Won't Grow Up * If My Friends Could See Me Now * Not While I'm Around * On the Street Where You Live * Ragtime * Razzle Dazzle * Send in the Clowns * Summertime * Together Wherever We Go.
This is the most comprehensive and insightful reference available on Broadway theater as an American cultural phenomenon and an illuminator of American life. • Comprises nearly 200 entries of landmark productions, important theater artists, and topics that highlight Broadway's powerful impact on American culture • Brings together the work of 65 contributors, including leading academic writers and researchers in theater and popular culture as well as working theater professionals • Presents a timeline of major events, including openings of selected landmark productions and birthdates of selected critical figures • Showcases 80-90 photographs of key figures and scenes from landmark productions • Provides a survey of both print and online resources, including general references, specific studies, and selected biographies • Offers a glossary of selected production and business terms • Includes an index of names, productions, and themes
Although the venue Off Broadway has long been the birthplace of innovative and popular musicals, there have been few studies of these influential works. Long-running champs, such as The Fantasticks and Little Shop of Horrors, are discussed in many books about American musicals, but what of the hundreds of other Off-Broadway musicals? In Off-Broadway Musicals since 1919, Thomas Hischak looks at more than 375 musicals, which are described, discussed, and analyzed, with particular attention given to their books, scores, performers, and creators. Presented chronologically and divided into chapters for each decade, beginning with the landmark musical Greenwich Village Follies (1919), the book culminates with the satiric The Toxic Avenger (2009). In this volume, any work of consequence is covered, especially if it was popular or influential, but also dozens of more obscure musicals are included to illustrate the depth and breadth of Off Broadway. Works that introduced an important artistic talent, from performers to songwriters, are looked at, and the selection represents the various trends and themes that made Off Broadway significant. In addition to essential data about each musical, the plot and score are described, the success (or lack of) is chronicled, and an opinionated commentary discusses the work's merits and influences on the musical theatre in general. The first book of its kind, this highly readable volume will please both the theatre scholar and the average musical theatre patron or fan.
The 1910s shaped the future of the American musical. While many shows of the decade were imports of European operettas, and even original Broadway musicals were influenced by continental productions, the musicals of the 1910s found their own American voice. In The Complete Book of 1910s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz covers all 312 musicals that opened on Broadway during this decade. Among the shows discussed are The Balkan Princess, The Kiss Waltz, Naughty Marietta, The Firefly, Very Good Eddie, Leave It to Jane, Watch Your Step, See America First, and La-La-Lucille. Dietz places each musical in its historical context, including the women’s suffrage movement and the decade’s defining historical event, World War I. Each entry features the following: Plot summary Cast members Creative team, including writers, lyricists, composers, directors, choreographers, and producers Opening and closing dates Number of performances Critical commentary Musical numbers and the performers who introduced the songs Numerous appendixes include a chronology, discography, filmography, Gilbert and Sullivan productions, Princess Theatre musicals, musicals with World War I themes, and published scripts, making this book a comprehensive and significant resource. The Complete Book of 1910s Broadway Musicals will captivate and inform scholars, historians, and casual fans about this influential decade in musical theatre history.
During the Twenties, the Great White Way roared with nearly 300 book musicals. Luminaries who wrote for Broadway during this decade included Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Rudolf Friml, George Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Sigmund Romberg, and Vincent Youmans, and the era’s stars included Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, and Marilyn Miller. Light-hearted Cinderella musicals dominated these years with such hits as Kern’s long-running Sally, along with romantic operettas that dealt with princes and princesses in disguise. Plots about bootleggers and Prohibition abounded, but there were also serious musicals, including Kern and Hammerstein’s masterpiece Show Boat. In The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines in detail every book musical that opened on Broadway during the years 1920-1929. The book discusses the era’s major successes as well as its forgotten failures. The hits include A Connecticut Yankee; Hit the Deck!; No, No, Nanette; Rose-Marie; Show Boat; The Student Prince; The Vagabond King; and Whoopee, as well as ambitious failures, including Deep River; Rainbow; and Rodgers’ daring Chee-Chee. Each entry contains the following information: Plot summary Cast members Names of creative personnel, including book writers, lyricists, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors Opening and closing dates Number of performances Plot summary Critical commentary Musical numbers and names of the performers who introduced the songs Production data, including information about tryouts Source material Details about London productions Besides separate entries for each production, the book offers numerous appendixes, including ones which cover other shows produced during the decade (revues, plays with music, miscellaneous musical presentations, and a selected list of pre-Broadway closings). Other appendixes include a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and a list of black-themed musicals. This book contains a wealth of information and provides a comprehensive view of each show. The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals will be of use to scholars, historians, and casual fans of one of the greatest decades in the history of musical theatre.
The dazzling, beautiful, and entertaining arrangements in the Dan Coates Popular Piano Library advanced collections are a welcome addition to any pianist's pop repertoire. Treasured Broadway Hits is a collection of favorite selections from contemporary and classic musicals. Titles: Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from Walt Disney's The Lion King) * Everything's Coming Up Roses (from Gypsy) * Home (from The Wiz) * I Could Have Danced All Night (from My Fair Lady) * If Ever I Would Leave You (from Camelot) * Lily's Eyes (from The Secret Garden) * Look to the Rainbow (from Finian's Rainbow) * Part of Your World (from Walt Disney's The Little Mermaid) * People (from Funny Girl) * Suddenly, Seymour (from Little Shop of Horrors) * Try to Remember (from The Fantasticks) * The Winner Takes It All (from Mamma Mia!).
When Evita opened on Broadway during the 1979-1980 season, it was (as one of its songs said) "High Flying Adored." But in the 1970-71 season, the producers of Lolita, My Love saw their show (as one of its songs said) "Going, Gone, Gone" after its torturous Philadelphia and Boston tryouts. It didn't even try to brave Broadway, although the bookwriter-lyricist of My Fair Lady had written it. It happens every season. Broadway has one, two, or a few hit musicals, but many, many more flops. Here's a look at the extreme cases from each season of the past half-century. The musicals that everyone knew would be hits - The Sound of Music, The Phantom of the Opera, The Producers - and were. The tuners that sounded terrible from the moment they were announced - Via Galactica, The Civil War, Lestat - and turned out to be even worse than anyone expected. The shows that were destined to succeed - Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Merrily We Roll Along - but didn't. The ones that didn't have a chance - Man of La Mancha, 1776, Grease - but went on to household-name status. Yes, Broadway is the oldest established permanent non-floating crap game in New York, and Peter Filichia takes a look at 100 shows that met either the most glorious or the most ignominious fates.
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). 33 classics from shows such as Robin Hood, Florodora, Babes in Toyland, The Merry Widow, and more. Songs include: After the Ball * The Bowery * Give My Regards to Broadway * I Love You So! (The Merry Widow Waltz) * The Isle of Our Dreams * Kiss Me Again * March of the Toys * Mary's a Grand Old Name * My Hero * Simple Melody * Streets of New York * Toyland * and more.
Includes the following information about Broadway musical shows produced between 1866 and 1987: Music by -- Lyrics by -- Book by -- Producer -- Director -- Cast stars -- Choreographer -- Songs -- New York run information.
(Paperback Songs). This collection features 88 songs from Broadway's greatest shows, newly updated to include showstoppers from the latest blockbusters! Includes: All I Ask of You * Always Look on the Bright Side of Life * Dancing Queen * Day by Day * Bring Him Home * Getting to Know You * I Could Have Danced All Night * I Dreamed a Dream * I Wanna Be a Producer * I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today * It's the Hard-Knock Life * Luck Be a Lady * My Favorite Things * One * Popular * Seasons of Love * Try to Remember * Unexpected Song * Welcome to the Sixties * What Kind of Fool Am I? * and many more! 4 x 6.75
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). 17 humorous songs made famous in such fantastic Broadway shows as Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, South Pacific, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Bye Bye Birdie, Show Boat , and more! Also includes an introduction by noted Broadway historian Stanley Green, as well as a brief narrative on each song.
Simply Broadway is a collection of classic hits from the greatest Broadway musicals. These selections have been carefully arranged by Dan Coates for Easy Piano, making them accessible to pianists of all ages. Phrase markings, articulations, fingering, pedaling and dynamics have been included to aid with interpretation, and a large print size makes the notation easy to read. Titles: And All That Jazz * Anything Goes * Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend * Don't Rain on My Parade * Ease On Down the Road * Heart * Hey There * How Are Things in Glocca Morra? * How Could I Ever Know? * I Could Have Danced All Night * I Won't Grow Up * If Ever I Would Leave You * Mack the Knife * Not While I'm Around * Ragtime * So In Love * Summertime * Together Wherever We Go. 80 pages.
Musical revues, comedies, etc by United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division