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Open a New Window: The Broadway Musical in the 1960s (History of the Broadway Musical #5)
In the 1960s, the Broadway musical underwent a revolution. What was once a form of entertainment characterized by sentimental standards, such as Camelot and Hello, Dolly! became one of brilliant and bittersweet masterpieces, such as Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof. In Open a New Window, Mordden continues his history of the Broadway musical with the decade that bridged the ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 16th 2002 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 2001)
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All of Ethan Mordden's decade-by-decade books on Broadway musicals are delightful, knowledgeable histories, written as if dictated by your favorite snarky, gossiping best buddy. This particular volume doesn't seem as fascinating as the '40s, '50s and '70s books, perhaps because Mordden seems let down by this transitional period when shows were moving from traditional, big stories (Camelot) to loose, funky, unstructured entertainments (Cabaret, Hair). Still fun, and it had me seeking out the soun ...more