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Broadway Babies Say Goodnight By Mark Steyn

Broadway Babies Say Goodnight by Mark Steyn

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Steyn takes a sharp-eyed look at the whole span of Broadway musical history, seven decades of brilliant achievements. In this delicious book, he reflects on geniuses and monsters, hits and atomic bombs, and the wonderful stories that prove there's no business like show business.

Broadway Babies Say Goodnight Summary

Broadway Babies Say Goodnight: Musicals Then and Now by Mark Steyn

The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is a sharp-eyed view of the whole span of Broadway musical history, seven decades of brilliant achievements the best of which are among the finest works American artists have made. Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Gypsy, and more. In an energetic blend of musical history, analysis, and backstage chat, Mark Steyn shows us the genius behind the 'simple' musical, and asks hard questions about the British invasion of Broadway and the future of the form. In this delicious book he gives us geniuses and monsters, hits and atomic bombs, and the wonderful stories that prove show business is a business which -- as the song goes --there's no business like.

Broadway Babies Say Goodnight Reviews

..."a wide ranging and provocative study... whatever your taste in musicals, you will be stimulated by what he has to say."
-"London Daily Telegraph, March 4, 2000
"A columnist and critic offers an irreverent history of the Broadway musical, a diverse and lively art form that, judging from the flood of revivals these days, may be in its death throes. Last year in the Book Review, Robert Gottlieb called this an 'eccentric, funny, shrewd, and somewhat dismaying book.'."
-"New York Times Book Review, May 21, 2000
"A witty, anecdote-stuffed history of the past seventy years in musicals."
-"The New Yorker
"Steyn deserves a standing ovation. . . . His prose is as sharp as his stiletto."
-"Washington Post
"Wise but wicked in his analysis . . . Steyn leaves no turn unstoned. . . . At last, a book of theater criticism with real teeth; it may rankle, but it never bores."
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About Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn is a columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph and Canada's National Post. He is theatre critic of The New Criterion, North American correspondent of The Spectator, and also contributes to The Wall Street Journal and The American Spectator. A Canadian citizen, he lives in New Hampshire and Quebec.

Additional information

GOR011127790
Broadway Babies Say Goodnight: Musicals Then and Now by Mark Steyn
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2000-04-06
352
0415922879
9780415922876
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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