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Broadway, the Golden Years Jerome Robbins and the Great Choreographer-directors, 1940 to the Present by Robert Emmet Long

Broadway, the Golden Years Jerome Robbins and the Great Choreographer-directors, 1940 to the Present


Broadway, the Golden Years Jerome Robbins and the Great Choreographer-directors, 1940 to the Present by Robert Emmet Long

Broadway, the Golden Years , is a wonderfully readable group portrait of the great Broadway choreographer-directors: Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Gower Champion, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Tonny Tune, Graciela Daniele, and Susan Stroman. The hits generated by two generations of choreographer-directors define the Broadway stage: Oklahoma! , On the Town ; West Side Story ; Hello, Dolly! ; Fiddler on the Roof ; A Chorus Line; Dancin' ; Dream Girls ; The Producers ; and many more.


'Earnest and thorough.'
New York Times

'This fine book will be greeted with applause by the many Broadway buffs, show-tune collectors and musical mavens.'
Publishers Weekly

'Long-overdue and richly detailed.'
Chicago Sun

-Times 'Broadway, the Golden Years, is really seven books in one. It traces a unique and fascinating facet of Broadway history through mini-biographies of its six foremost practitioners, plus a roundup of who's working today.
Playbill On

-Line 'Good one-stop shopping for material on principal choreographers.

'Deftly depicting the relationships among many diverse artists, Long warmly conveys his sense of theater history and the craft tradition as a living chain of gifted individuals who were nurtured and challenged by those who preceded them.'
Washington Post

'Taking a fresh approach to that quintessential American form -- musical theater --, Long in his eloquent book examines the phenomenon of the choreographer, a figure usually low in the credits of propagation for a show.'
Confrontation, Fall 2002


About the Author

Robert Emmet Long is uniquely qualified to write on the lives and careers of Broadway's foremost choreographer-directors. His definitive The Films of Merchant Ivory has gone through two editions. Long is a recognized critic of American and British literature, commentator on the performing arts and author or editor of some 30 books, the subjects of which include Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Fenimore Cooper, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John O'Hara, Nathanael West, James Thurber and Barbara Pym.

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Publication date

1st October 2001


Robert Emmet Long

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


324 pages


Biography: arts & entertainment
Theatre: technical & background skills



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