Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway's Major Composers


Show Tunes -- the most comprehensive musical theatre reference book ever -- chronicles the work of Broadway's greatest composers, from 1904 through today. Nine hundred shows and almost 9,000 show tunes are included, comprising the entire theatrical output of 36 important Broadway composers along with notable musicals by others. Listings include essential production data and statistics; extensive and detailed information on published and recorded songs; and pertinent commentary on the shows, songs, and careers. Hundreds of forgotten songs have been rediscovered and carefully catalogued. This fact-packed volume is informative, insightful, provocative, and entertaining, the definitive survey of a fascinating field. It is a must for musical theatre enthusiasts, performers, students, collectors, and anyone who enjoys show tunes.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2000
  • 3rd


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