American Song: The Complete Musical Theatre Companion
Author: Ken Bloom
Publication date : 1985 (2 volumes)
Updated version: 1996 (single volume)
Simon & Schuster
A comprehensive guide to musicals from 1877 to 1995. Nearly 5000 shows are included. Information for each show includes opening date, opening theater, length of run, musical genre, composer, librettist, lyricist, producer, director, songs in the show, and original cast. The entries are indexed by show, by personnel and by song title. The single volume publication in 1996 updated the two volume first edition of 1985.
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