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Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  155 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Finally, a book as glorious as its subject: this lush showcase for everyone who loves musicals covers the 101 most influential, popular, and enduring Broadway shows--all of which have toured the country and been performed in theatres large and small everywhere. Each listing includes expert commentary that sets the play in historical and cultural context, plus features on t ...more
Hardcover, Abridged, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Black Dog & Leventhal
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I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted this book. The old MGM and Broadway musicals belong to my more, well, unconventional hobbies. This book brings them to life in a fascinating way. It contains a huge amount of pictures and many interesting background information from the involved persons. For each of the 101 selected musicals a short summary is provided together with a list of songs.

The admiration and love is recognizable on every page and I am grateful to hold such a book in my hands.
May 22, 2014 Kelly rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This book is magnificent! It is the perfect coffee table book.
A fun coffee table book. Great pictures. I disagree with some of the choices included but overall a fun read for the Broadway Musical enthusiast.
Chambers Stevens
I got this book when it first came out.
Coffee table size. The pictures are beautiful.
And the history is theatrical without be snarky.
Apr 03, 2012 Emily added it
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i've been reading this one for a while. it sits by my bed. eventually i will know everything about all shows! boo-wa-ha-ha!!!

Positively brilliant! I felt like i was in production for each show, privy to anecdotes and inside jokes.
A book not notable for its text, but for the treasured cavalcade of photos from Broadway's illustrious history.
George Miller
A musical lover's dream with just a few flat notes and missed steps. Where is PIPPIN?
A 'must-have' for any fan of Broadway... be a part of it New York New York!
Not as good as I thought it may be. One for the fans
A great and informative look at Broadway. Very interesting!
A theater lovers dream come true!!!! :)
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