The dean of Broadway musical directors examines the dynamics of how the book, music and lyrics work together to create such hits as My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Hair, Pal Joey, West Side Story, Company, South Pacific, Threepenny Opera and Porgy and Bess. Howard Kissel, chief theater critic for the New York Daily News, extends the reach of Engel's subjects by bringing them up to date with commentary on such shows as A Chorus Line, Nine, Sunday in the Park with George, Rent, Working and Falsettos. Kissel offers a thoughtful history on how musical theater has evolved in the three decades since Engel wrote Words with Music (1972) and how Engel's classic work remains vital and illuminating today.
"To anyone who loves musical theatre, Lehman Engel's Words With Music will be a source of joy and knowledge... amusing and delightful." -Richard Rodgers"
Number Of Pages: 466
Published: 1st January 2006
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 15.2 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Type: Revised