The Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicals

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Rowman & Littlefield, 3 wrz 2015 - 596
The 1970s was an exciting decade for musical theatre. Besides shows from legends Stephen Sondheim (Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, and Sweeney Todd) and Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita), old-fashioned musicals (Annie) and major revivals (No, No, Nanette) became hits. In addition to underappreciated shows like Over Here! and cult musicals such as The Grass Harp and Mack and Mabel, Broadway audiences were entertained by black musicals on the order of The Wiz and Raisin.

In The Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway during the 1970s. In addition to including every hit and flop that debuted during the decade, this book highlights revivals and personal-appearance revues with such performers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Bette Midler, and Gilda Radner.

Each entry includes the following information:

  • Opening and closing dates
  • Plot summaries
  • Cast members
  • Number of performances
  • Names of all important personnel including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors
  • Musical numbers and the names of performers who introduced the songs
  • Production data, including information about tryouts
  • Source material
  • Critical commentary
  • Tony awards and nominations
  • Details about London and other foreign productions

Besides separate entries for each production, the book offers numerous appendixes, including a discography, filmography, and published scripts, as well as lists of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, black-themed shows, and Jewish-themed productions.

A treasure trove of information, The Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicals provides readers with a comprehensive view of each show. This significant resource will be of use to scholars, historians, and casual fans of one of the greatest decades in musical theatre history.
 

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1970 Season
1
19701971 Season
31
19711972 Season
71
19721973 Season
125
19731974 Season
171
19741975 Season
213
19751976 Season
259
19761977 Season
309
Discography
505
Filmography
509
Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas
511
Other Productions
513
BlackThemed Revues and Musicals
519
JewishThemed Revues and Musicals
521
Radio City Music Hall Productions
523
Published Scripts
525

19771978 Season
357
19781979 Season
399
1979 Season
455
Chronology by Season
493
Chronology by Classification
497
Theatres
527
Bibliography
533
Index
535
About the Author
579
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Dan Dietz taught English and the history of modern drama at Western Carolina University, and is the author of Off Broadway Musicals, 1910-2007 (2010). Dietz is also the author The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals (2015), The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals (2014), and The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals (2014), all published by Rowman & Littlefield.

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