Broadway Musicals: Show by Show

Broadway Musicals: Show by Show

Eighth Edition

by Stanley Green | revised and updated by Cary Ginell


Since the first edition in 1985, Broadway Musicals: Show by Show has been Broadway’s most comprehensive and widely used reference book. This updated edition has been expanded to include many of the most important and memorable productions of American musical theater, including revivals. Chronologically arranged, beginning with The Black Crook in 1866, the eighth edition adds new entries and photos on numerous musicals from recent years, including Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; The Book of Mormon; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; Once; Newsies: The Musical; Annie (revival); Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Kinky Boots; A Night with Janis Joplin; and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.

Broadway Musicals: Show by Show, Eighth Edition (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, September 2014, $24.99) is equal parts history, guide, fact book, and photo album of the most memorable Broadway musical productions. With its glitter, its imagination, and its rhythmic beat, the Broadway musical has become a distinctive commodity, but with theatre prices so high, theatregoers want to make sure they get what they pay for. Broadway Musicals: Show by Show offers facts, not opinion, to let readers select the right plays for them. Each entry includes a wealth of statistics, inside information, critical reception, a cast list, and pithy commentary.

Original-cast albums, concert versions of vintage shows, and opera companies adding musical theatre to their repertoires have all helped to preserve Broadway musicals through the decades. Broadway Musicals: Show by Show does its part, too. It is a mine of information for both the playgoer and the theatrical historian, and a reference no Broadway fan should be without.

September 16, 2014
Paperback Original
512 pages
x 9
Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard


Stanley Green (1928–1990) was a historian of the American musical theater, devoting many years to lecturing and writing on the subject. In 1967, Green wrote A Salute to the American Musical Theatre for the Manhattan School of Music, which was performed at the White House. He was the author of The World of Musical Comedy and The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre, among other well-loved books. 

Cary Ginell 11-15-12Cary Ginell is an award-winning author and music historian. He has written five books on American music and annotated dozens of CD reissues in theater, jazz, folk, and popular music, and has produced and annotated dozens of songbooks in the fields of musical theater and standards. Ginell has earned a Grammy nomination, is a four-time winner of the ARSC Award for Excellence in Music Journalism, and is a winner of the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award. A longtime student of musical theater, he has been a theater critic in Southern California for the past 18 years. He lives in Thousand Oaks, Calif.


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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

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