Baker & Taylor The author of numerous books about Broadway takes readers on a stunning tour of the 1960s, the "Golden Age" of musicals, from Camelot to Cabaret. 17,500 first printing.
In the 1960s, the Broadway musical was revolutionized from an entertainment characterized by sentimental standards, such as Camelot and Hello, Dolly!, to one of brilliant and bittersweet masterpieces, such as Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof. In Open a New Window, Ethan Mordden continues his history of the Broadway musical with the decade that bridged the gap between the romantic, fanciful entertainments of the fifties, such as Call Me, Madam, to the seventies when sophisticated fare, such as A Little Night Music and Follies, was commonplace. Here in brilliant detail is the decade and the people that forever transformed the Broadway muscial.
Book News An authority on American musicals analyzes the evolution of 1960s Broadway and off-Broadway theater from boy gets girl and "big lady show" themes to greater realism and directorial power. Includes a photo essay of such more traditional plays as Mame and Camelot , and the new "forbidden Broadway" exemplified by Cabaret . Lacks references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Baker & Taylor The author takes readers on a tour of the 1960s, the "Golden Age" of musicals, from Camelot to Cabaret.