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1. Inside the Plaza

From Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald cavorting in the Pulitzer Fountain to Ivana Trump patrolling the halls to inspect the rooms, this is the Plaza Hotel as no one has ever seen... more info
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An Intimate Portrait of the Ultimate Hotel. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 239 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314473)

2. A Chorus Line

The Complete Book of the Musical. It is hard to believe that over 25 years have passed since A Chorus Line first electrified a New York audience. The memories of the show's... more info
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The Complete Book of the Musical. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6.2x9.5 inches. 172 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314005)

3. The Collected Works of Harold Clurman

For six decades, Harold Clurman illuminated our artistic, social, and political awareness in thousands of reviews, essays, and lectures. His work appeared indefatigably in... more info
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Applause Books. 7.5x9.5 inches. 1101 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314150)

4. Ever After

Ever After is more than a detailed show-by-show history of the last quarter century in American musical theater. It explains how the storied Broadway tradition in many cases... more info
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The Last Years of Musical Theater and Beyond. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6x9.24 inches. 330 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314637)

5. The Musical

This revised and expanded edition of Kislan's acclaimed study of America's musical theater includes a new section on Recent Musical Theater: Issues and Problems. The ancient... more info
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A Look at the American Musical Theater. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9.25 inches. 320 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314008)

6. The Amazing Story of The Fantasticks

Frequently called the Miracle on Sullivan Street (in New York's Greenwich Village), The Fantasticks has been the most-often performed musical around the world, setting more... more info
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America's Longest-Running Play. Limelight. With Softcover. 8x10 inches. 256 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332685)

7. Curtain Times - The New York Theater 1965-1987

Curtain Times is a uniquely comprehensive, uniquely detailed and uniquely contemporaneous history of the New York theater in the seasons from 1964-65 up to 1987. This is a... more info
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Applause Books. Book. 6.3x9.3 inches. 622 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314047)

8. The Impossible Musical

Man of La Mancha is arguably the most popular musical drama of all time, most recently on Broadway starring Brian Stokes Mitchell. Dale Wasserman, however, had more trouble... more info
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The Man of La Mancha Story. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 5.5x9 inches. 360 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314634)

9. The Right Time, The Right Place

Pull up a ringside seat to the exultant pageant of New York's night life, commerce and scoiety, from the Cotton Club to Wall Street to Broadway. Charles Wohlsetter was a young... more info
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Cloth Book. Applause Books. 6.2x9.3 inches. 234 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314280)

10. Everything Was Possible

In 1971, college student Ted Chapin found himself front row center as a production assistant at the creation of one of the greatest Broadway musicals, Follies. Needing college... more info
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The Birth of the Musical Follies. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6.25x9.25 inches. 336 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314704)

11. Diary of a Mad Playwright

Kirkwood, the co-writer of the book of the great musical A Chorus Line, also wrote the stage play Legends, for which Carol Channing and Mary Martin embarked on a nationwide,... more info
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Perilous Adventures on the Road with Mary Martin and Carol Channing. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 336 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314546)

12. Making It Big

Long-time theatre writer and Los Angeles Times correspondent Barbara Isenberg received rare access to every aspect of the creative process and the financial planning that... more info
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The Diary of a Broadway Musical. Limelight. With Hardcover. 6.25x9.25 inches. 214 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332531)

13. Second Act Trouble

If Broadway's triumphant musical hits are exhilarating, the backstage tales of Broadway failures are tantalizing soap operas in miniature. Second Act Trouble puts you with... more info
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Behind the Scenes at Broadway's Big Musical Bombs. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 7x10 inches. 400 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314684)

14. At This Theatre

Theatregoers' favorite history of Broadway is back in an updated and expanded 2010 edition including more than 500 color production photos, vintage archival photos, and Playbill... more info
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Revised and Updated Edition. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 8.75x11.75 inches. 438 pages. Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. (HL.00314815)

15. On the Line - The Creation of A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line, the biggest Broadway hit of its generation, is returning to Times Square in a major fall 2006 revival. The show is based on a remarkable series of taped discussions... more info
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Limelight. With Softcover. 6.25x9.25 inches. 376 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332706)

16. Mr. Broadway

Mr. Broadway was completed just one month before Gerald Schoenfeld's death in 2008 at the age of 84. Bringing the reader backstage, the long-term chairman of the Shubert Organization... more info
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The Inside Story of the Shuberts, the Shows, and the Stars. Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 304 pages. Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. (HL.00314923)

17. A Purple Summer

In February 1999, Steven Sater conceived the radical notion of creating a rock musical from Frank Wedekind's notorious Symbolist drama, Frühlings Erwachen, and he enlisted... more info
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Notes on the Lyrics of Spring Awakening. Softcover. 5x7 inches. 112 pages. Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. (HL.00314920)
 
 
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