Musicals reading list

Bell, Marty, Backstage on Broadway: Musicals and their Makers, London, Nick Hern Books, 1994

Bloom, Ken, and Vlastnik, Frank Broadway Musicals : The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time, New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, c2004

Bordman, Gerald, American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle, 2nd edn. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1992

Bradley, Ian C., You’ve Got To Have a Dream: The Message of the Musical, London, SCM Press, 2004

Bunnett, Rex, Kennedy, Michael Patrick and Muir, John, Collins Guide to Musicals Glasgow, HarperCollins, 2001

Citron, Stephen, Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber: The New Musical, London, Chatto & Windus, 2001

Clum, John M., Something For the Boys: Musical Theater and Gay Culture, New York, Palgrave, 2001

Everett, William A., and  Laird, Paul R. The Cambridge Companion to the Musical, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002

Gänzl, Kurt, The British Musical Theatre, London, Macmillan, 1986

Gänzl, Kurt, The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre, Oxford, Blackwell Publishers, 1994

Gänzl, Kurt, Live Entertainment, London, Bloomsbury, 1995

Gänzl, Kurt, Musicals: The Complete Illustrated Story of the World's Most Popular Live Entertainment, London, Carlton, 2001

Gänzl, Kurt, and Lamb, Andrew, Ganzl's Book of Musical Theatre, London, Bodley Head, 1988

Gottfried, Martin, Broadway Musicals, New York, Harry N.Abrams Inc., 1979

Gottfried, Martin, More Broadway Musicals Since 1980, New York: Harry N.Abrams Inc. 1991

Green, Stanley, The World of Musical Comedy, revised edn ., London: Tantivy Press, 1980

Hischak, Thomas S., Boy Loses Girl: Broadway's Librettists, Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2002

Kislan, Richard, The Musical: A Look at the American Musical Theater, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1980

Knapp, Raymond, The American Musical and the Formation of National Identity, Princeton, Princeton University Press, c2005

Lamb, Andrew, 150 Years of Popular Musical Theatre, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000

Larkin, Colin, The Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals, London: Virgin, 1999

Larkin, Colin, general ed., The Guinness Who's Who of Stage Musicals, Enfield, Guinness Publishing, 1994

Lawson-Pebbles, Robert, ed., Approaches to the American Musicals, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 1996

Mander, Raymond, and Mitchenson, Joe,  Musical Comedy: A Story in Pictures London: Peter Davies, 1969

Maslon, Laurence, and Kanto, Michael, Broadway: the American Musical, New York: Bulfinch Press, c2004
    
Morley, Sheridan, Spread A Little Happiness: The First Hundred Years of the British Musical Theatre, London: Thames and Hudson, 1987

Parker, Derek, and Julia Parker, The Story and the Song, A Survey of English Musical Plays, 1916-78, London: Chappell & Company Ltd., 1979

Platt, Len, Musical Comedy on the West End Stage, 1890-1939, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
 
Riddle, Peter, and Gay Riddle, The American Musical: History & Development, Oakville, Ontario: Mosaic Press, c2003
 
White, Matthew, Staging a Musical, London: A & C Black, 1999

Wolf, Stacy Ellen, A Problem Like Maria: Gender and Sexuality in the American Musical, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c2002
 
Woll, Allen, Black Musical Theatre From Coontown to Dreamgirls, Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1989

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