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The Book of Mormon: Piano / Vocal
The Book of Mormon
Piano / Vocal
Paperback      ISBN: 0739081357

This is the official sheet music collection for the hilarious Tony Award(R)-winning Broadway blockbuster written by acclaimed Broadway composer Robert Lopez (Avenue Q) and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The show is lauded by critics and audiences alike as the best musical of the century. This collectible songbook allows singers and pianists to apply their talent to the show's award-winning score with piano/vocal arrangements of all 16 songs from the Original Broadway Cast Recording. Adding to the appeal of this souvenir edition are eight pages of full-color photos from the original Broadway production. Contents: * Hello * Two by Two * You and Me (But Mostly Me) * Hasa Diga Eebowai * Turn It Off * I Am Here for You * All-American Prophet * Sal Tlay Ka Siti * Man Up * Making Things Up Again * Spooky Mormon Hell Dream * I Believe * Baptize Me * I Am Africa * Joseph Smith American Moses * Tomorrow Is a Latter Day.

The Book of Mormon: The Testament of a Broadway Musical
The Book of Mormon
The Testament of a Broadway Musical
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062234943

"The best musical of this century. Heaven on Broadway. The Book of Mormon achieves something like a miracle."
--Ben Brantley, New York Times

"A crowning achievement. A huge smash success. So good it makes me angry.--Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

The biggest Broadway hit in decades--the brilliant brainchild of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez--The Book of Mormon is delighting theatergoers nightly with its outrageous irreverent humor and surprising heart. Cleverly designed in the same fun spirit as the show, this official, full-color illustrated coffee table book takes readers behind the scenes with stories from the cast, creators, and crew. Included are the complete book and lyrics to the smash hit Broadway musical, extensively annotated, plus an original introduction by theater critic and author author Steven Suskin about the creation of the show that Rolling Stone declares "is on its march into legend."



The Book of Mormon Script Book: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
The Book of Mormon Script Book
The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
Paperback      ISBN: 1557049939

The only official companion book to the Tony Award winner for Best Musical from the creators of South Park and the co-creator of Avenue Q. Features the complete script and song lyrics, with 4-color spot illustrations throughout, an original introduction by the creators, and a foreword by Mark Harris.

The Book of Mormon, which follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get, features book, music, and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone.

Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of Comedy Central's landmark animated series South Park. Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy Avenue Q. The Book of Mormon is choreographed by three-time Tony Award-nominee Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python's Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

The book includes - an original foreword by journalist Mark Harris (author of Pictures at a Revolution) - an original introduction by the authors on the genesis of the show - a production history - the complete book and lyrics, with four-color spot illustrations throughout.

A Brief Guide to the Sound of Music
A Brief Guide to the Sound of Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0762456140
A Brief History of the Sound of Music tells the real story of the Von Trapps, the family that inspired The Sound of Music, and how they escaped from the Third Reich. It will explore the stage show, the differences that were incorporated into the fictionalization of the tale, and how that story was brought to the big screen. It will also address the many interpretations of the Von Trapps' story that have been made--including two West German movies from the 1950s and an extensive forty-part Japanese anime series from the 1990s--to explain why their story has appealed to so many generations and cultures.
Broadway for Two, 10 Musical Theatre Duets: 10 Musical Theatre Duets
Broadway for Two, 10 Musical Theatre Duets
10 Musical Theatre Duets
Paperback      ISBN: 0739044761

Available for the first time in a collection, these 10 contemporary theatre duets include complete background notes about each composer, musical, song, and character featured. A valuable resource for directors planning a Broadway cabaret or review-style performance Includes:
Any Combination: Alone in the Universe (Seussical: The Musical)
Male/Female: Forever Yours (Once on This Island) * Love Song (Pippin) * Small Talk (The Pajama Game) * They Were You (The Fantasticks) * Wheels of a Dream (Ragtime)
Male/Male: Lily's Eyes (The Secret Garden) * Pretty Women (Sweeney Todd)
Female/Female: If Momma Was Married * (Gypsy) * Poor Little Pierrette (The Boy Friend).

Broadway General Manager: Demystifying the Most Important and Least Understood Role in Show Business
Broadway General Manager
Demystifying the Most Important and Least Understood Role in Show Business
Hardcover      ISBN: 1621536246
"An absolutely indispensable theater lover's guide to how Broadway works." --Peter Marks, chief theater critic, Washington Post

"Highly recommended for those considering theater as a career and for those who love theater and want to know more about what goes on before the curtain goes up and after." --Library Journal

Broadway General Manager is a fascinating, insightful, and entertaining glimpse into the normally closed world of theatrical general management. Penned by veteran Broadway insider Peter Bogyo, readers will gain an appreciation and understanding of what the business half of show business is all about. For the first time ever, gain backstage access to the fast-paced and glamorous world of Broadway. Broadway General Manager is an invaluable resource that examines actual production and operating budgets for a Broadway show and shares contracts for award-winning actors, directors, and designers, all of which are analyzed extensively. Also included are in-depth discussions on such topics as:
  • How to get started as a general manager
  • Negotiating contracts
  • How the producing entity functions
  • Programming the box office
  • The issues related to hiring employees
  • Binding insurance
  • Financial overview
  • Maintaining the run of a show
  • What to do when sales start to slump
  • Closing a show
  • And much more
Laced with humorous insights and personal anecdotes, Broadway General Manager will delight both the average theater lover as well as individuals with a serious interest in commercial arts management.
Broadway Musical MVPs: 1960-2010: The Most Valuable Players of the Past Fifty Seasons
Broadway Musical MVPs: 1960-2010
The Most Valuable Players of the Past Fifty Seasons
Paperback      ISBN: 1617740861

(Applause Books). Every year, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League name a Most Valuable Player an MVP. The Broadway musical community doesn't. Oh, there are the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, and the Theatre World Awards. But what if Broadway selected a MVP each season? In Broadway Musical MVPs: 1960-2010, The Most Valuable Players of the Past 50 Seasons, Peter Filichia names his choices for the MVPs of each of the past 50 Broadway seasons they might be performers, producers, directors, or choreographers. Not surprisingly, many of the featured MVPs are multitaskers, such as directors who also choreographed, or wrote the book, or even designed the costumes Also included are awards in categories such as Comeback Player of the Year, Reliever of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Led League in Errors. From Tammy Grimes, MVP of the 1960-61 season for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, to Joe DiPietro, MVP of the 2009-10 season for Memphis, Filichia recognizes the best and the brightest that have appeared on Broadway.

The Broadway Musical Quiz Book
The Broadway Musical Quiz Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1423492757

The Broadway Musical Quiz Book includes nearly 80 quizzes on every aspect of the Broadway musical, including sections devoted to the careers of major Broadway stars, songwriters, directors, and producers, ranging from Ethel Merman to Stephen Sondheim. It also features thematic quizzes - such as musicals set in France, adaptations from literature, food and drink, British shows, references to sports, biographical shows, and jukebox musicals - and quizzes covering each decade from 1900 to the present. With over 700 shows mentioned, and over 1200 questions, The Broadway Musical Quiz Book is detailed and thorough: the answer section doesn't merely list the answers, it provides further information on the quizzes' subjects (and often on wrong answers, too ). The Broadway Musical Quiz Book is more than just a compendium of trivia; it's a anecdotal history of musical theatre, with something for everyone who loves The Great White Way

Broadway Musicals: From the Pages of the New York Times
Broadway Musicals
From the Pages of the New York Times
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419703374

Over the last century the New York Times's six leading critics--Brooks Atkinson, Howard Taubman, Clive Barnes, Walter Kerr, Frank Rich, and Ben Brantley--have offered the most authoritative and influential commentary on the Broadway musical. This definitive volume includes the original reviews of the 119 most important, selected by current chief theater critic Ben Brantley and accompanied by photographs from each show's first production as well as celebrated revivals. From the golden age of the musical, with its divas, legendary directors, lyricists, and choreographers, right up to The Book of Mormon, Brantley gives context to this treasure trove of reviews with a thoughtful introduction and essays that guide the reader through each decade.

Praise for Broadway Musicals

"A standing O for theater critic Ben Brantley's staging of Broadway Musicals: From the Pages of the New York Times--the newspaper's most influential reviewers, from Brooks Atkinson to Frank Rich." --Elissa Schappell

"The most gorgeous new book this season " --Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio

Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time
Broadway Musicals
The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579128491
A fully updated edition of the acclaimed and bestselling Broadway Musicals, now featuring an expanded off-Broadway section

Broadway Musicals is a richly illustrated, and information-packed celebration of the most popular and enduring Broadway shows of all time. Each show is featured in a detailed, photo-filled chapter that includes expert commentary, special features on the creators and performers, plot synopses, cast and song lists, production details, and backstage anecdotes. Also included are sidebars on Broadway flops, advertising posters, the greatest scores, and more. This edition includes several shows not in the original hardcover edition such as Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Wicked. An expanded off-Broadway section showcases beloved shows such as I Love You, You're Perfect, NowChange and Little Mary Sunshine.

Praise for Broadway Musicals
"This book is a joy from cover to cover." ?Dallas Morning News
"This book is a must for fans of musical theater." ?Hartford Courant "A nostalgic treasure trove." ?Seattle Times
"For any theater fan or musical buff it is a perfect abridged education." ?Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Broadway Musicals is a visual delight." ?Palm Beach Post