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Rebels with Applause: Broadway's Groundbreaking Musicals

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Scott Miller once again pulls back the curtain on some of the greatest, most important American musicals, taking you on a mind-blowing tour of the milestones in the history of musical theatre. These are musicals that broke all the old rules and created new ones, and changed the way we looked at musical theatre forever:
the savage political satire of The Cradle Will Rock in
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 31st 2001 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published 2001)
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Taylor
Sep 15, 2008 Taylor rated it liked it
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The book covers 10 musicals that the author considers ground-breaking. While the choice of musicals is quite good (Cradle Will Rock, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, Floyd Collins) the importance of other musicals is greatly overstated. I am not in the camp that believes Hair was a great, influential musical - I see it more as an anomaly that was surely influential but didn't exactly pave the way for similarly inclined works. Miller seems to absolutely love this musical and devotes a considerable amount of ...more
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