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Broadway An Encyclopedia

Ken Bloom

Arranged in an A-Z format, Broadway: An Encyclopedia is the fan and scholar's ideal resource to producers, writers, composers, lyricists, set designers, theaters, performers, shows and landmarks. Lavishly illustrated, cross-referenced, indexed and with a full bibliography, this work provides a comprehensive and easily navigable history of Broadway that is as thorough as it is engrossing. No other reference work on Broadway includes coverage as vast or as comprehensive. Including dozens of new photos, coverage extending from Broadway's beginnings to the new millennium, a full revision of entries from the first edition, and now entries on the most noteworthy productions and shows, this new edition of Ken Bloom's classic Encyclopedia is the single best guide to Broadway available anywhere.


Composers & Lyricists Howard Ashman, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Howard Dietz, Vernon Duike, Dorothy Fields, Rudolf Friml, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Jerry Herman, Jerome Kern, Burton Lane, Lerner & Loewe, Frank Loesser, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Strouse & Adams, Jule Styne, Howard Taubman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kurt Weill

Critics Brooks Atkinson, Cliver Barnes, Walter Kerr, George Jean Nathan, Walter Winchell, Alexander Woollcott

Organizations Actors' Equity, American Theater Wing, Federal Theater Project, Group Theater, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Save the Theater, Theater Development Fund, Theater Guild

Performers Nathan Lane, Mercedes Ruehl, Faith Prince, Fred & Adele Astaire, John & Lionel Barrymore, Fanny Brice, Vernon & Irene Castle, George M. Cohan, Katherine Cornell, Helen Hayes, Anna Held, Al Jolson, Lunt & Fontanne Personalities Diamond Jim Brady, Don Freeman, Texas Guinan, Charlie Knickerbocker, A. J. Liebling, Damon Runyon, Ed Sullivan, Lou Walters

Playwrights August Wilson, David Mamet, Kaufman & Hart, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, Neil Simon, Tennessee Williams Producers George Abbott, David Belasco, Earl Carroll, Oscar Hammerstein I, Mark Hellinger, Josh Logan, David Merrick, Harold Prince, 'Roxy', The Schuberts, George White, Florenz Ziegfeld

Shows Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Cats, Kiss Me Kate, Oklahoma!

Theaters Ambassador, Apollo, Belasco, Booth, Broadhurst, Brooks Atkinson, Capitol, Casino, Circle-in-the-Square, Con, Ed Sullivan, Empire, Gaiety, Gershwin, Longacre, Lunt-Fontanne, Lyceum, Lyric, Music Box, Palace, Rialto, Ritz, Rivoli, Royale, St. James, Strand, Town Hall, Virginia, Winter Garden

Ken Bloom is a noted theater historian and author. He resides in New York City.

February 2004: 276x219: 560pp: illus. 215 photos Hb:0-415-93704-3