By Dan Dietz

ISBN-10: 078643399X

ISBN-13: 9780786433995

regardless of a regularly unfair acceptance as being much less renowned, much less winning, or much less sophisticated than their bona-fide Broadway opposite numbers, Off Broadway musicals deserve their proportion of severe acclaim and research. a couple of indicates initially staged Off Broadway have long gone directly to their very own profitable Broadway runs, from the ever-popular A refrain Line and Rent to extra off-beat productions like Avenue Q and Little store of Horrors. And whereas it is still visible if different renowned Off Broadway exhibits like Stomp, Blue guy Group, and Altar Boyz will make it to the bigger Broadway theaters, their Off Broadway runs were significantly winning of their personal right.
This publication discusses greater than 1,800 Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway, exhibit, and workshop musical productions. It contains exact descriptions of Off Broadway musicals that closed in previews or in practice session, chosen musicals that opened in Brooklyn and in New Jersey, and American operas that opened in manhattan, besides normal overviews of Off Broadway associations similar to the sunshine Opera of long island. the common access contains the identify of the host theater or theaters; the outlet date and variety of performances; the production's solid and artistic crew; an inventory of songs; a short plot synopsis; and basic reviews and reports from the hot York critics. along with the person entries, the ebook additionally encompasses a preface, a bibliography, and 21 appendices together with a discography, filmography, an inventory of released scripts, and lists of musicals labeled via subject and composer.

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