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The secret life of the American musical: how Broadway shows are built

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In The Secret Life of the American Musical, Viertel gives musicals the Shakespeare treatment. The book draws on a range of examples--fromCarousel to Wicked, The Music Man to The Book of Mormon--and personal encounters to paint a picture of how Broadway musicals are made, taking you through all the phases of a typical musical theater story, from opening numbers to finales. It's a hilarious and compelling look at what Viertel has learned over the course of his career, full of observations about the egotists, geniuses, and workaday professionals who have sustained this unique American art form.
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subject_facetMusicals -- Analysis, appreciation
Musicals -- Production and direction
Musicals -- United States -- Analysis, appreciation
Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism
title_displayThe secret life of the American musical : how Broadway shows are built
title_fullThe Secret Life of the American Musical How Broadway Shows Are Built
The secret life of the American musical : how Broadway shows are built / Jack Viertel
The secret life of the American musical : how Broadway shows are built [electronic resource] / Jack Viertel
title_shortThe secret life of the American musical
title_subhow Broadway shows are built
topic_facetAnalysis, appreciation
History and criticism
Literary Criticism
Music
Musicals
Nonfiction
Performing Arts
Production and direction