The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song

Editor/Author Robinson, Mark A.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 978-1-44-080096-2
Category: Arts & Leisure - Music
Image Count: 108
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: June 2017
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"The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song" encompasses not only Broadway and film musicals, but also made-for-television musicals, a genre that has been largely ignored. The two volumes cover significant musicals in easily accessible entries that offer both useful information and fun facts.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • VOLUME 1: A-L
  • A
  • A … My Name Is Alice
  • Abbott, George
  • Across the Universe
  • The Act
  • Actors Equity Association (AEA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
  • Adams, Lee
  • The Addams Family
  • Adler, Richard
  • Ahrens, Lynn
  • Aida
  • Aladdin (1958) (Television)
  • Aladdin (1992) (Animated Film)
  • Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • Alice in Wonderland (1951) (Animated Film)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1985) (Television)
  • All Shook Up
  • All That Jazz
  • Allegro
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors
  • American Idiot
  • An American in Paris
  • Anastasia
  • Anchors Aweigh
  • Andrews, Julie
  • Androcles and the Lion
  • Annie
  • Annie Get Your Gun
  • Annie Warbucks
  • Anyone Can Whistle
  • Anything Goes
  • Applause
  • The Apple Tree
  • Arlen, Harold
  • As Thousands Cheer
  • Ashman, Howard
  • Aspects of Love
  • Assassins
  • Astaire, Fred
  • Avenue Q
  • B
  • Babes in Arms
  • Babes in Toyland
  • Bajour
  • Baker Street
  • The Baker's Wife
  • Balanchine, George
  • Ballad
  • The Band Wagon (1931) (Broadway)
  • The Band Wagon (1953) (Film)
  • The Barkleys of Broadway
  • Barnum
  • Bat Boy
  • Beach Blanket Bingo
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991) (Animated Film)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1994) (Broadway)
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Bells Are Ringing
  • Ben Franklin in Paris
  • Bennett, Michael
  • Berkeley, Busby
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • Big: The Musical
  • Big Broadcast of 1938
  • Big River
  • Billy Elliot
  • Birkenhead, Susan
  • The Black Crook
  • Blackbirds of 1928
  • Blitzstein, Marc
  • Blood Brothers
  • Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson
  • Bloomer Girl
  • Blue Hawaii
  • Blue Skies
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Bock, Jerry
  • Bolton, Guy
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Book of Mormon
  • Book Writer
  • The Boy Friend
  • The Boys from Syracuse
  • Brice, Fanny
  • Brigadoon
  • Bring Back Birdie
  • Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk
  • Broadway
  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
  • The Broadway Melody
  • The Broadway Melody of 1936
  • The Broadway Melody of 1938
  • The Broadway Melody of 1940
  • Broderick, Matthew
  • Brown, Jason Robert
  • Brynner, Yul
  • Buckley, Betty
  • Bugsy Malone
  • Burnett, Carol
  • Burrows, Abe
  • By Jeeves
  • By the Beautiful Sea
  • Bye, Bye, Birdie
  • C
  • Cabaret
  • Cabarets and Clubs
  • Cabin in the Sky
  • Calamity Jane
  • Call Me Madam
  • Camelot
  • Camp
  • Camp Rock
  • Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • Can-Can
  • Candide
  • Can't Stop the Music
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Capeman
  • Cariou, Len
  • Carnival
  • Carnival in Flanders
  • Caroline, or Change
  • Carousel
  • Carrie
  • Cats
  • Channing, Carol
  • Charlotte's Web
  • Chenoweth, Kristin
  • Chess
  • Chicago
  • Children of Eden
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Choreographer
  • A Chorus Line
  • A Christmas Carol: The Musical
  • A Christmas Story
  • Cinderella (1950) (Animated Film)
  • Cinderella (1957) (Television)
  • City of Angels
  • The Civil War
  • A Class Act
  • Closer Than Ever
  • Cohan, George M.
  • Coleman, Cy
  • The Color Purple
  • Comden, Betty
  • Company
  • Composer
  • A Connecticut Yankee
  • Cook, Barbara
  • The Court Jester
  • Crazy for You
  • Crosby, Bing
  • Cryer, Gretchen
  • Curtains
  • D
  • Dames
  • Dames at Sea
  • Damn Yankees
  • Dance a Little Closer
  • The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood
  • Darling of the Day
  • A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine
  • De Mille, Agnes
  • Dear World
  • The Desert Song
  • Designers: Costumes, Sets, Lighting
  • Destry Rides Again
  • DeSylva, B. G.
  • Dick Tracy
  • Dietz, Howard
  • Director
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Disney, Walt
  • Do Re Mi
  • Doctor Dolittle
  • A Doll's Life
  • Donen, Stanley
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
  • Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Dracula
  • Drake, Alfred
  • Drama Books
  • Dreamgirls
  • The Drowsy Chaperone
  • DuBarry Was a Lady
  • Dubin, Al
  • Duke, Vernon
  • Dumbo
  • Durbin, Deanna
  • E
  • The Easter Bunny Is Comin’ to Town
  • Easter Parade
  • Ebb, Fred
  • Elaine Stritch: At Liberty
  • Eleven O'Clock Number
  • Elf
  • Ellis, Scott
  • Enchanted
  • Encores!
  • Evening Primrose
  • Everyone Says I Love You
  • Evita
  • F
  • Falsettos
  • Fame
  • Fanny
  • The Fantasticks
  • Fela!
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Fields, Dorothy
  • Fierstein, Harvey
  • Finian's Rainbow
  • Finn, William
  • Fiorello!
  • Flaherty, Stephen
  • Flop Musicals
  • Flower Drum Song
  • Floyd Collins
  • Flying Down to Rio
  • Follies
  • Footloose
  • For Me and My Gal
  • Ford, Nancy
  • 42nd Street(1933) (Film)
  • 42nd Street(1980) (Broadway)
  • Fosse, Bob
  • Friml, Rudolf
  • The Frogs
  • The Full Monty
  • Funny Face
  • Funny Girl
  • Funny Lady
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • G
  • The Gang's All Here
  • Garland, Judy
  • The Gay Life
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Geppetto
  • Gershwin, George
  • Gershwin, Ira
  • Gigi
  • Gilbert, W. S.
  • Girl Crazy
  • Glee
  • Godspell
  • Going My Way
  • Gold Diggers of Broadway
  • Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Gold Diggers of 1935
  • The Golden Apple
  • Golden Boy
  • Goldilocks
  • Good News!
  • The Goodbye Girl
  • Grand Hotel—The Musical
  • The Grand Tour
  • The Grass Harp
  • Grayson, Kathryn
  • Grease
  • Grease 2
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • Great Performances
  • Green, Adolph
  • Greenwillow
  • Grey Gardens
  • Grey, Joel
  • Grind
  • Guettel, Adam
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Gypsy
  • H
  • Hair
  • Hairspray
  • Haley, Jack
  • Hallelujah, Baby!
  • Hamlisch, Marvin
  • Hammerstein, Oscar, II
  • Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • The Happiest Millionaire
  • Happy Hunting
  • The Happy Time
  • Harbach, Otto
  • Harburg, E. Y.
  • Harnick, Sheldon
  • Hart, Lorenz
  • Hart, Moss
  • The Harvey Girls
  • Hazel Flagg
  • Hearn, George
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Hello Again
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Henson, Jim
  • Herbert, Victor
  • Hercules
  • Here's Love
  • Herman, Jerry
  • High Button Shoes
  • High School Musical
  • High School Musical 2
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • High Society
  • High Spirits
  • High, Wide and Handsome
  • Higher and Higher
  • Hirschfeld, Al
  • H.M.S. Pinafore
  • Holiday Inn
  • Holliday, Jennifer
  • Hooray for What!
  • Horne, Lena
  • House of Flowers
  • How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • I
  • I Can Get It for You Wholesale
  • I Do! I Do!
  • I Love My Wife
  • Illya Darling
  • In the Good Old Summertime
  • In the Heights
  • Integrated Musical
  • Into the Woods
  • Is There Life after High School?
  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman
  • J
  • Jack and the Beanstalk(1965) (Television)
  • Jack and the Beanstalk(1966) (Television)
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Jamaica
  • Jane Eyre
  • The Jazz Singer
  • Jekyll and Hyde
  • Jelly's Last Jam
  • Jennie
  • Jersey Boys
  • Jesus Christ, Superstar
  • john & jen
  • Jones, Shirley
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Journey Back to Oz
  • Jujamcyn Theatres
  • Jukebox Musicals
  • Jumbo
  • The Jungle Book
  • Juno
  • K
  • Kander, John
  • Kaufman, George S.
  • Keel, Howard
  • Keeler, Ruby
  • Kelly, Gene
  • Kern, Jerome
  • Kidd, Michael
  • The King and I
  • King of Hearts
  • Kismet
  • Kiss Me, Kate
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Knickerbocker Holiday
  • L
  • La Cage aux Folles
  • Lady, Be Good!
  • Lady in the Dark
  • Lahr, Bert
  • Lane, Burton
  • Lane, Nathan
  • Lansbury, Angela
  • Lapine, James
  • Larson, Jonathan
  • The Last 5 Years
  • Laurents, Arthur
  • Lawrence, Gertrude
  • Leap of Faith
  • Leave It to Jane
  • Legally Blonde
  • The Legend of Robin Hood
  • Legs Diamond
  • Lerner, Alan Jay
  • Les Girls
  • Les Misérables
  • Lestat
  • Librettist
  • The Life
  • The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
  • The Light in the Piazza
  • Li'l Abner
  • Lillie, Beatrice
  • Lincoln Center Theater
  • The Lion King(1994) (Animated Film)
  • The Lion King(1997) (Broadway)
  • Lippa, Andrew
  • Little Johnny Jones
  • Little Mary Sunshine
  • Little Me
  • The Little Mermaid(1989) (Animated Film)
  • The Little Mermaid(2008) (Broadway)
  • A Little Night Music
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Little Women
  • Loesser, Frank
  • Loewe, Frederick
  • Lost in the Stars
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Lucky Stiff
  • LuPone, Patti
  • Lyricist
  • VOLUME 2: A-Z
  • M
  • Mack and Mabel
  • MacRae, Gordon
  • The Mad Show
  • The Magic Show
  • Mame
  • Mamma Mia
  • Man of La Mancha
  • Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC)
  • Marie Christine
  • Marshall, Kathleen
  • Marshall, Rob
  • Martin, Mary
  • Mary Poppins(1964) (Film)
  • Mary Poppins(2006) (Broadway)
  • Mazzie, Marin
  • McDonald, Audra
  • McNally, Terrence
  • Me and Juliet
  • Me and My Girl
  • The Me Nobody Knows
  • Meehan, Thomas
  • Meet Me in St. Louis(1944) (Film)
  • Meet Me in St. Louis(1989) (Broadway)
  • Memphis
  • Menken, Alan
  • Menzel, Idina
  • Merlin
  • Merman, Ethel
  • Merrick, David
  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • The Mikado
  • Milk and Honey
  • Miller, Marilyn
  • Million Dollar Mermaid
  • Minnelli, Vincente
  • Miranda, Carmen
  • Miss Liberty
  • Miss Saigon
  • Moon over Miami
  • The Most Happy Fella
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Movin’ Out
  • Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
  • Mr. President
  • Mr. Wonderful
  • Mrs. Santa Claus
  • Mulan
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • The Muppet Movie
  • The Muppet Show
  • Muppet Treasure Island
  • The Muppets
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • Music in the Air
  • The Music Man
  • Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • Musical Revues
  • My Fair Lady
  • My Favorite Year
  • My One and Only
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • N
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • Naughty Marietta
  • Nederlander Organization
  • Neptune's Daughter
  • Neuwirth, Bebe
  • A New Brain
  • New Girl in Town
  • The New Moon
  • New York Musical Theatre Festival
  • New York, New York
  • Newsies(1992) (Film)
  • Newsies(2012) (Broadway)
  • Newton-John, Olivia
  • Next to Normal
  • Nick & Nora
  • The Nightmare before Christmas
  • Nine
  • 9 to 5
  • Nixon, Marni
  • No, No, Nanette
  • No Strings
  • Nunsense
  • O
  • O'Brien, Jack
  • O'Connor, Donald
  • O'Donnell, Rosie
  • Of Thee I Sing
  • Off-Broadway
  • Oh, Boy!
  • Oh, Kay!
  • Oklahoma!
  • Oliver!
  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
  • On the Town
  • On the Twentieth Century
  • On Your Toes
  • Once
  • Once on This Island
  • Once Upon a Mattress
  • The One and Only, Genuine, Original, Family Band
  • 110 in the Shade
  • One Touch of Venus
  • Operetta
  • Our Town
  • Out of This World
  • P
  • Pacific Overtures
  • Paint Your Wagon
  • The Pajama Game
  • Pal Joey
  • Pan, Hermes
  • Panama Hattie
  • Papp, Joseph
  • Parade
  • Passion
  • Patinkin, Mandy
  • Pennies from Heaven
  • Pete's Dragon
  • Peter Pan(1953) (Animated Film)
  • Peter Pan(1954) (Broadway)
  • Peters, Bernadette
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • Pinocchio(1940) (Animated Film)
  • Pinocchio(1957) (Television)
  • Pipe Dream
  • Pippin
  • The Pirate
  • The Pirates of Penzance
  • Plain and Fancy
  • Play On!
  • PlaybillMagazine
  • Playwrights Horizons
  • Pocahontas
  • Polly!
  • Poor Little Rich Girl
  • Porgy and Bess
  • Porter, Cole
  • Powell, Jane
  • Presley, Elvis
  • Preston, Robert
  • Prince, Harold
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Producers
  • Promises, Promises
  • Public Theater
  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • Purlie
  • Q
  • Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
  • R
  • Ragtime
  • Raisin
  • Raitt, John
  • Rankin and Bass
  • Really Rosie
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  • The Red Mill
  • Redhead
  • Regional Theatres
  • Rent
  • Return to Oz
  • Reynolds, Debbie
  • Rice, Tim
  • The Rink
  • Rivera, Chita
  • The Roar of the Greasepaint—The Smell of the Crowd
  • Robbins, Jerome
  • Roberta
  • Robin, Leo
  • Robin and the Seven Hoods
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Rodgers, Richard
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization
  • Rogers, Ginger
  • Romance/Romance
  • Romberg, Sigmund
  • Rome, Harold
  • Rooney, Mickey
  • Rose-Marie
  • Ross, Jerry
  • The Roundabout Theatre Company
  • Royal Wedding
  • Royalties
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Rudolph's Shiny New Year
  • Russell, Rosalind
  • S
  • Saidy, Fred
  • Sally
  • Samuel French, Inc.
  • Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Schoolhouse Rock
  • Schwartz, Arthur
  • Schwartz, Stephen
  • The Scottsboro Boys
  • Scrooge
  • The Secret Garden
  • Seesaw
  • Seussical
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • 1776
  • Shall We Dance
  • She Loves Me
  • Shenandoah
  • Sherman, Richard, and Sherman, Robert
  • Show Boat
  • Shrek—The Musical
  • The Shubert Organization
  • Shuffle Along
  • Side by Side by Sondheim
  • Silk Stockings
  • Silvers, Phil
  • Simon, Neil
  • Sinatra, Frank
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Slipper and the Rose
  • Smokey Joe's Café
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • So Dear to My Heart
  • Sondheim, Stephen
  • Song & Dance
  • Song of the South
  • The Sound of Music
  • South Pacific
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
  • Spamalot
  • Spring Awakening
  • Springtime in the Rockies
  • A Star Is Born
  • Starlight Express
  • Starmites
  • State Fair
  • Stein, Joseph
  • Stewart, Michael
  • The Stingiest Man in Town
  • Stone, Peter
  • Stop the World—I Want to Get Off
  • Streisand, Barbra
  • Strike Up the Band
  • Stritch, Elaine
  • Stroman, Susan
  • Strouse, Charles
  • The Student Prince in Heidelberg
  • Styne, Jule
  • Sullivan, Arthur
  • Sullivan, Ed
  • Summer Magic
  • Summer Stock
  • Sunday in the Park with George
  • Sunny
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Sweet Charity
  • The Sweet Smell of Success
  • Swing!
  • Swing Time
  • T
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame
  • Tamblyn, Russ
  • Tams-Witmark Music Library
  • Tangled
  • Tarzan
  • Taymor, Julie
  • Temple, Shirley
  • Tesori, Jeanine
  • That's Entertainment
  • Theatre Critics
  • Theatre Development Fund
  • There's No Business Like Show Business
  • 13
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Three Little Words
  • The Threepenny Opera
  • Till the Clouds Roll By
  • Tin Pan Alley
  • Titanic
  • [title of show]
  • TKTS Booth
  • Tommy
  • Tony Awards
  • Top Hat
  • Torch Song
  • Travolta, John
  • Tune, Tommy
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • U
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • Urinetown
  • V
  • Van Heusen, Jimmy
  • Verdon, Gwen
  • Vereen, Ben
  • Victor/Victoria
  • Viva Las Vegas
  • W
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • Warner Brothers Studios
  • Warren, Harry
  • Webber, Andrew Lloyd
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Weill, Kurt
  • West Side Story
  • Wheeler, Hugh
  • Where's Charley?
  • White, George
  • White, Onna
  • White Christmas
  • Wicked
  • The Wild Party(2000) (Broadway)
  • The Wild Party(2000) (Off-Broadway)
  • Wildhorn, Frank
  • The Will Rogers Follies
  • Williams, Esther
  • Willson, Meredith
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Wiz
  • The Wizard of Oz(1903) (Operetta)
  • The Wizard of Oz(1939) (Film)
  • Wodehouse, P. G.
  • Wolfe, George C.
  • Woman of the Year
  • Wonderful Town
  • Words and Music
  • Working
  • X
  • Xanadu
  • Y
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Yentl
  • Yogi's First Christmas
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Youmans, Vincent
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Z
  • Zaks, Jerry
  • Zanuck, Darryl F.
  • Ziegfeld, Florenz
  • Ziegfeld Follies
  • Zorba
  • Appendix 1: Most Popular Musicals Performed by High Schools—A Teacher-Friendly Guide
  • Appendix 2: Musical Suggestions for Schools Looking for a Challenge
  • Appendix 3: Audition Songs
  • Appendix 4: Tony Award–Winning Best Musicals
  • Appendix 5: Theatrical Rights Licensing Agencies
  • Appendix 6: Broadway Theaters
  • Appendix 7: Academy Awards for “Best Song”
  • Appendix 8: Musicals at the Academy Awards
  • Appendix 9: Highest-Grossing Film Musicals (from highest grossing to lowest grossing, and adjusted for inflation)
  • Appendix 10: Longest-Running Broadway Musicals (as of June 23, 2013)
  • Bibliography