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Product Description: A New York Times BestsellerFor almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in childhood in a darkened theater, grows into something more serious for high school actors, and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage, and children, who will start the cycle all over again...read more

Hardcover:

9780374256920 | Sarah Crichton Books, March 1, 2016, cover price $28.00

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9780374536893 | Sarah Crichton Books, March 14, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A New York Times BestsellerFor almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical.

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9781494517847 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, March 1, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical.
9781494567842 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, March 1, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical.

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9780993181399 | Har/dvd edition (Upfront Entertainment, March 1, 2017), cover price $45.00

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Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story. Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American family in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel began his life in the theater at the age of 9, starting in children’s theater and then moving to the main stage. He was hooked, and his seven decades long career charts the evolution of American entertainment - from Vaudeville performances with his father, Mickey Katz to the seedy gangster filled nightclubs of the forties, the bright lights of Broadway and dizzying glamour of Hollywood, to juggernaut musicals like Cabaret, Chicago, and Wicked. Master of Ceremonies is a memoir of a life lived in and out of the limelight, but it is also the story of the man behind the stage makeup. Coming of age in a time when being yourself tended to be not only difficult but also dangerous, Joel has to act both on and off the stage. He spends his high school years sleeping with the girls-next-door while carrying on a scandalous affair with an older man. Romances with to-die-for Vegas Showgirls are balanced with late night liaisons with like-minded guys, until finally Joel falls in love and marries a talented and beautiful woman, starts a family, and has a pretty much picture perfect life. But 24 years later when the marriage dissolves, Joel has to once again find his place in a world that has radically changed. Drawing back the curtain on a career filled with show-stopping numbers, larger-than-life stars and even singing in the shower with Bjork, Master of Ceremonies is also a portrait of an artist coming to terms with his evolving identity. When an actor plays a character, he has to find out what makes them who they are; their needs, dreams, and fears. It’s a difficult thing to do, but sometimes the hardest role in an actor’s life is that of himself. Deftly capturing the joy of performing as well as the pain and secrets of an era we have only just started to leave behind, Joel’s story is one of love, loss, hard-won honesty, redemption, and success.

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9781250057259 | Flatiron Books, February 7, 2017, cover price $17.99 | also contains Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir

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9781427266828 | Unabridged edition (Macmillan Audio, February 16, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story.

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Product Description: When films like The Jazz Singer started to integrate synchronized music, in the late 1920s many ambitious songwriting pioneers of the Great White Way - George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart, among many others - were enticed westward by Hollywood studios' promises of national exposure and top dollar success...read more

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9780199395408 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: When films like The Jazz Singer started to integrate synchronized music, in the late 1920s many ambitious songwriting pioneers of the Great White Way - George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart, among many others - were enticed westward by Hollywood studios' promises of national exposure and top dollar success.

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Product Description: Showstoppers! is all about Broadway musicals’ most memorable numbers—why they were so effective, how they were created, and why they still resonate. Gerald Nachman has interviewed dozens of iconic musical theater figures to get their inside stories for this book, including Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Marvin Hamlisch, Joel Grey, Edie Adams, John Kander, Jerry Herman, Sheldon Harnick, Tommy Tune, Harold Prince, Donna McKechnie, and Andrea McArdle, uncovering priceless previously untold anecdotes and details...read more

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9781613731024 | Chicago Review Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Showstoppers!

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Product Description: In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries naive millworker Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant, and – desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family – he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery...read more
By Hammerstein (composer)

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9781495056581 | Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, October 25, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries naive millworker Julie Jordan.

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Product Description: The story of the rise, fall, and redemption of Broadway—its stars, its biggest shows, its producers, and all the drama, intrigue, and power plays that happened behind the scenes.“A rich, lovely, debut history of New York theater in the 1970s and eighties” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Razzle Dazzle is a narrative account of the people and the money and the power that turned New York’s gritty back alleys and sex-shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way...read more

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9781451672169 | Simon & Schuster, October 6, 2015, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Broadway’s most respected (and feared) commentator pulls back the curtain on its stars, its producers, and its mega-hits to reveal all the shocking drama, intrigue, and power plays that happened off stage.

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9781451672176 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, October 11, 2016), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: The story of the rise, fall, and redemption of Broadway—its stars, its biggest shows, its producers, and all the drama, intrigue, and power plays that happened behind the scenes.

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9781504664745 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 16, 2015), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: [Read by Peter Berkrot] Broadway's most respected (and feared) commentator pulls back the curtain on its stars, its producers, and its mega-hits to reveal all the shocking drama, intrigue, and power plays that happened off stage.

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Product Description: The first-ever Blue Man Group book, published on the occasion of their 25th anniversary. As entertaining and hilarious as the show itself, Blue Man World reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the Blue Men, but couldn't get them to tell you...read more
By Blue Man Group (corporate author)

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9780316395182 | Black Dog & Leventhal Pub, October 4, 2016, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: The first-ever Blue Man Group book, published on the occasion of their 25th anniversary.

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In Strategies for Success in Musical Theatre, veteran musical director and teacher Herbert Marshall provides an essential how-to guide for teachers or community members who find themselves in charge of music directing a show. Stepping off the podium, Marshall offers practical and often humorous real-world advice on managing auditions; organizing rehearsals; working with a choir, choreographer, and leads; how to run a sitzprobe, a technical rehearsal, and a dress rehearsal; how to manage the cast and crew energy for a successful opening night; and ways to end the experience on a high note for all involved.Throughout the book, Marshall emphasizes the importance of learning through performance and the beauty of a group united in a common goal. In doing so, he turns what can appear as a never-ending list of tasks and demand for specialized knowledge into a manageable, educational, and ultimately engaging and fun experience for all. Because the techniques in Marshall's book have been thoroughly workshopped and classroom tested, they are based in proven pedagogy and will be of particular use for the music director in acting as a teaching director: someone imparting theatrical knowledge to his or her cast and production staff. Marshall provides both extended and abbreviated timelines, flexible to fit any director's needs. Marshall's book is a greatly beneficial resource for music education students and teachers alike, giving an insightful glimpse into the range of possibilities within a music educator's career. Musicians and actors with varying levels of skill and experience will be able to grow simultaneously through Marshall's innovative teaching plans. Through collaborative techniques, steps in the book serve to educate both director and student. Thoroughly illustrated with charts, diagrams, and scores, Strategies for Success in Musical Theatre is an ideal companion for all who work with school and community based musical theater productions.

Hardcover:

9780190222192 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 3, 2016, cover price $99.00

Paperback:

9780190222208 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 3, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In Strategies for Success in Musical Theatre, veteran musical director and teacher Herbert Marshall provides an essential how-to guide for teachers or community members who find themselves in charge of music directing a show.

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Product Description: Did you know that Frank Sinatra was nearly considered for the original production of Fiddler on the Roof? Or that Jerome Robbins never choreographed the famous "Dance at the Gym" in West Side Story? Or that Lin-Manuel Miranda called out an audience member on Twitter for texting during a performance of Hamilton (the perpetrator was Madonna)? In Show and Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes, Broadway aficionado-in-chief Ken Bloom takes us on a spirited spin through some of the most intriguing factoids in show business, offering up an unconventional history of the theatre in all its idiosyncratic glory...read more

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9780190221010 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 29, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Did you know that Frank Sinatra was nearly considered for the original production of Fiddler on the Roof?

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Product Description: Though the distance between opera and popular music seems immense today, a century ago opera was an integral part of American popular music culture, and familiarity with opera was still a part of American "cultural literacy." During the Ragtime era, hundreds of humorous Tin Pan Alley songs centered on operatic subjects-either directly quoting operas or alluding to operatic characters and vocal stars of the time...read more

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9780190632199 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, October 1, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Though the distance between opera and popular music seems immense today, a century ago opera was an integral part of American popular music culture, and familiarity with opera was still a part of American "cultural literacy.

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Product Description: Two Short Plays by Kenneth Sawyer Goodman breathes new life into Chicago's historic Little Theater Movement. This illustrated edition of two of Goodman's best-known plays, The Wonder Hat and Back of the Yards, recalls that Goodman-still wellremembered as a key figure in Chicago's theater scene and the man for whom the Goodman Theatre was named-wrote and produced his own works before the influenza epidemic of 1918 cut short his life...read more
By Benjamin Goluboff (introduced by)

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9781941423943 | Lake Forest College Pr, September 15, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Two Short Plays by Kenneth Sawyer Goodman breathes new life into Chicago's historic Little Theater Movement.

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Product Description: From West Side Story in 1957 to Road Show in 2008, the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and his collaborators have challenged the conventions of American musical theater and expanded the possibilities of what musical plays can do, how they work, and what they mean...read more

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9781496808554 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 1, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: From West Side Story in 1957 to Road Show in 2008, the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and his collaborators have challenged the conventions of American musical theater and expanded the possibilities of what musical plays can do, how they work, and what they mean.

Product Description: The stylistic range required of a musical theatre performer is expansive. From the favourites of Tin Pan Alley to today's international blockbusters, musical roles require the ability to adapt to a panoply of characters and vocal styles...read more

Hardcover:

9781138914414 | Routledge, August 25, 2016, cover price $135.00

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9781138914421 | Routledge, August 25, 2016, cover price $47.95 | About this edition: The stylistic range required of a musical theatre performer is expansive.

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Product Description: The Tony-award winning Aladdin is a veritable hit on Broadway and is just beginning national and international performances. In A Whole New World, readers will discover the journey from ancient legend to screen to stage in the words of its creators.

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9781484767337 | Disney Editions, March 21, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The Tony-award winning Aladdin is a veritable hit on Broadway and is just beginning national and international performances.

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Product Description: Based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's new Broadway musical, Hamilton 2017 Wall Calendar is a celebration of the most popular theatrical experience on Broadway.With book, music and lyrics by Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights), direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary...read more
By Universe Publishing (corporate author)

Miscellaneous:

9780789332189 | Wal edition (Universe Pub, August 9, 2016), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's new Broadway musical, Hamilton 2017 Wall Calendar is a celebration of the most popular theatrical experience on Broadway.

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Product Description: This critical introduction to British musical theatre since 1950 is the first book to discuss its post-war developments from the perspective of British – as opposed to American – popular culture. The genre is situated within the historical context of post-war British society in order to explore the range of forms through which significant sociocultural moments are represented...read more
By Patrick Lonergan (editor)

Hardcover:

9781472584373 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, September 8, 2016, cover price $94.00 | About this edition: This critical introduction to British musical theatre since 1950 is the first book to discuss its post-war developments from the perspective of British – as opposed to American – popular culture.

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9781472584366 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, September 8, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This critical introduction to British musical theatre since 1950 is the first book to discuss its post-war developments from the perspective of British – as opposed to American – popular culture.

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Product Description: The large-scale Broadway musical is one of America's great contributions to world theatre. Bill and Jean Eckart were stage designers and producers at the peak of the musical, and their designs revolutionized Broadway productions. At a time when sets were meant to remain simply backdrops that established time and place but not much else, an Eckart set became part of the performance on stage, equal at times to an actor...read more
By Sheldon Harnick (foreword by)

Paperback:

9781574416381 | Reprint edition (Univ of North Texas Pr, March 31, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The large-scale Broadway musical is one of America's great contributions to world theatre.

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Product Description: One of the most successful shows in Broadway history, The Book of Mormon broke box office records when it debuted in 2011 and received nine Tony awards, including Best Musical. A collaboration between Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of the show South Park) and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), the show was a critical success, cited for both its religious irreverence and sendup of musical traditions...read more
By Marc Edward Shaw (editor)

Hardcover:

9781442266766 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 27, 2016, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: One of the most successful shows in Broadway history, The Book of Mormon broke box office records when it debuted in 2011 and received nine Tony awards, including Best Musical.

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Product Description: Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best MusicalLin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States...read more

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9781478913641 | Unabridged edition (Grand Central Pub, May 10, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best MusicalLin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States.

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Product Description: This timeless comedy of manners is considered one of Molière's most probing and mature works. While it's still an exemplar of 16th century farce, Molière went beyond his usual comic inventiveness to create a world of rich, complex characters, especially in the cynical title character Alceste, played here by the Tony® Award-winning actor Brian Bedford...read more
By Brian Bedford (narrator), J. D. Cullum (narrator), Sarah Drew (narrator), Moliere and Richard Wilbur (trans)

CD/Spoken Word:

9781522609919 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, May 10, 2016), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: This timeless comedy of manners is considered one of Molière's most probing and mature works.

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Product Description: A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda...read more

Hardcover:

9781455539741 | Grand Central Pub, April 12, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Product Description: Acting the Song offers a contemporary, integrated approach to singing in musicals that results in better-trained, smarter performers everyone wants to work with. In this new, thoroughly updated edition of the paperback, directors and teachers of musical theater will find guidance in developing and leading musical theater elements, classroom workshops, and the world of professional auditions and performances...read more

Paperback:

9781621535225 | 2 edition (Allworth Pr, June 28, 2016), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Acting the Song offers a contemporary, integrated approach to singing in musicals that results in better-trained, smarter performers everyone wants to work with.
9781581155051 | Allworth Pr, April 15, 2008, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning play. Set in Yonkers, New York, in 1942, two boys, aged 13 and 16, must spend one year with their austere and demanding grandmother. While the war rages in Europe, Jay and Arty learn the ropes from Uncle Louie and assorted relatives, all peculiar characters...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781522609872 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, May 3, 2016), cover price $14.99 | also contains Lost in Yonkers | About this edition: Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning play.

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