Wicked

Author: Paul R. Laird
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081087752X
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In 2004, the original Broadway production of Wicked earned 10 Tony nominations, including best musical. Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, the show continues to run on Broadway and has touring companies throughout the United States and around the world. In Wicked: A Musical Biography, author Paul Laird explores the creation of this popular Broadway musical through an examination of draft scripts, interviews with major figures, and the study of primary musical sources such as sketches, drafts, and completed musical scores. Laird brings together an impressive amount of detail on the creation of Wicked, including a look at Maguire's novel, as well as the original source material, The Wizard of Oz. This volume also offers a history of the show's genesis along with examinations of the draft scenarios and scripts that demonstrate the show's development. Laird also explores Stephen Schwartz's life and work, providing an analysis of the composer and lyricist's work on the show through song drafts, sketches, and musical examples. Laird also surveys the show's critical reception in New York and London, noting how many critics failed to appreciate its qualities or anticipate its great success. The unusual nature of Wicked's story—dominated by two strong female leads—is also placed in the context of Broadway history. A unique look into a successful Broadway production, Wicked: A Musical Biography will be of interest to musicologists, theatre scholars, students, and general readers alike.

Dangerous Liaisons Songbook

Author: Malcolm Caluori
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ISBN: 9780692434987
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The high art and irresistibility of opera meet the immediacy and accessibility of musical theatre in a balance perfectly struck for this widely adapted tale of sexual conquest and intrigue. Melpomene is pleased to make a fitting offering of vocal selections from Caluori and Steppe's Dangerous Liaisons. Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses (like the later novels The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables) is a work poised between two worlds. On the one hand, the stature of classic literature. On the other, a wildly popular appeal, captivating a clamoring mass audience. Its immediate popularity, scandal and overwhelming success has since led to a proliferation of innumerable derivations in all genres. Yet, despite the novel's seductive antihero and his wicked, domineering counterpart, its extreme emotions, brilliant comedy and high melodramatic tragedy, no opera or musical based on the lurid classic has been itself called a classic. Until now. A serendipitous match to this two-worlds dichotomy, Johnathan Daniel Steppe (lyrics) and Malcolm Caluori (music) bring backgrounds distinctively attuned to the classical-popular synthesis. The resulting combination brings a vibrancy to the characters and a unique theatrical thrill to their circumstances, establishing Dangerous Liaisons as the definitive musical dramatization of the story. Caluori's dramatic instinct and skilled orchestration informs a score that parallels grand opera. But as a melodist, and in his natural setting of the text of Steppe's sharp and loyal, episodic libretto, he betrays the deep affection for the musical theatre shared by both collaborators. The excerpts contained in this volume have been hand selected by the composer and librettist, and include solos and duets for all voice types. In these pages you will find neither your run-of-the-mill Broadway sheet music piano versions of songs with a vocal line attached, nor the impractical, if not impossible, piano reductions of orchestration found in so many classical vocal scores. Based on Caluori's original orchestral accompaniment, the arrangements retain their original keys and have been specially adapted by the composer himself, specifically for independent vocal performance with piano. A distinctive (and affordable) joy for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Historical Dictionary Of The Broadway Musical

Author: William A. Everett
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442256699
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on Broadway shows, composers, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, actors, and theatres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Broadway musicals.

Top Requested Jewish Holiday Songs Sheet Music

Author: Alfred Music
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1470625830
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Celebrate tradition and faith with these new arrangements of Jewish holiday songs. This collection contains 19 of the most cherished melodies, from Chanukah blessings to accounts of the Purim story. Pianists, singers, and guitarists alike will benefit from this compilation of useful and appropriate selections. Titles: *Adir Hu *Al Hanisim *Ani Purim *Baruch Shel Chanukah *Chad Gadya *Chag Purim *Chanukah *Dayeinu *Eliyahu Hanavi *Go Down, Moses *Haman, a Wicked Man *Hanerot Halalu *Lichvod Hachanukah *Ma Nishtana *My Dreidel *O Chanukah, O Chanukah *Rock of Ages (Ma'oz Tzur) *S'vivon *Utzu Eitza

Hedwig And The Angry Inch Songbook

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Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458477304
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). The title character of this darkly comic off-Broadway hit, the winner of two Obie Awards and an Outer Critics Circle Award, is transsexual singer Hedwig, and the Angry Inch refers both to her back-up rock band, and her botched sex change operation. Our songbook features standard piano/vocal arrangements of 11 great songs, ranging from rocking to touching. Includes: Angry Inch * Exquisite Corpse * Hedwig's Lament * The Long Grift * Midnight Radio * The Origin of Love * Sugar Daddy * Tear Me Down * Wicked Little Town (& Reprise) * Wig in a Box.

The Cambridge Companion To The Musical

Author: William A. Everett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107114748
Size: 40.92 MB
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An expanded and updated edition of this acclaimed, wide-ranging survey of musical theatre in New York, London, and elsewhere.

Music Direction For The Stage

Author: Joseph Church
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199993416
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JOSEPH CHURCH is best known for his work as music director and supervisor of two groundbreaking Broadway musicals, The Who's Tommy and The Lion King. He has worked on countless other productions as music director, conductor, keyboardist, and/or arranger, on and Off-Broadway, nationwide, and worldwide, among them, In The Heights, Sister Act, Les Miserables, Little Shop Of Horrors, Randy Newman's Faust, and Radio City's Christmas Spectacular. Also an active composer, he has written for film, television, the concert stage, and over thirty plays and musicals.

Born Again

Author: Andrew Culverwell
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Historical Dictionary Of The Broadway Musical

Author: William A. Everett
Publisher:
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Size: 68.98 MB
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The Broadway musical has greatly influenced both American and world culture. Shows such as Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun are as American as apple pie, while the long runs of imports such as Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables have broken records. Actors Ethel Merman, Yul Brynner, and Julie Andrews; composers and lyricists Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber; and directors and choreographers George Abbott, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, and Susan Stroman - to name only a few - have gained national and international recognition by way of the Broadway musical. Since the late 19th century, the genre has remained one of the most popular in entertainment, and its history is related in detail in this Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and nearly 1,000 dictionary entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors, this reference provides a wealth of information.