The Ultimate Broadway Musical List Book
About the Book
From Showboat to Hamilton, American musical theater has long held the imagination of the nation’s theatergoers. Those who love Broadway musicals always have their favorites—their all-time bests, their most reviled shows, and the ones that are absolutely unforgettable. The Ultimate Broadway Musical List Book considers the history of the Broadway musical from the unique perspective of the list—the bests and worsts of various eras, the groundbreaking shows and the forgotten gems. Author Steven M. Friedman explores the musicals of the last ninety years, taking apart favorites and flops alike in numerous creative ways. These lists offer facts and background that stimulate laugh and discussion, provoke passionate reactions, and provide tons of fun for any Broadway enthusiast. Offering a new twist on the subject, this collection explores Broadway musicals and their history and provides intriguing background for music theater aficionados of all levels.
About the Author
Steven M. Friedman is an internationally recognized historian of Broadway musicals. His lecture series on the genre have attracted great attention, and he is a frequent lecturer on cruise lines worldwide, including Celebrity and Crystal. An adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, he is a native of Washington, DC.