This updated edition of one of the bestselling and most comprehensive Broadway reference books, first published in 1985, has been expanded to include many of the most important and memorable productions of American musical theater, including revivals. Chronologically arranged, beginning with The Black Crook in 1866, the eighth edition adds new entries and photos on numerous musicals from recent years, including Priscilla, Queen of the Desert ; The Book of Mormon ; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark ; Once ; Newsies: The Musical ; Annie (revival); Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella ; Kinky Boots ; A Night with Janis Joplin ; and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder . Broadway Musicals, Show-by-Show features a wealth of statistics and inside information, plus critical reception, cast lists, pithy commentary about each show, and numerous detailed indexes that no Broadway fan will want to be without.
Harold Arlen -- Irving Berlin -- Leonard Bernstein -- Hoagy Carmichael -- Betty Comden and Adolph Green -- Howard Dietz -- Edward "Duke" Ellington -- Dorothy Fields -- George Gershwin -- E. Y. "Yip" Harburg -- Jerry Herman -- John Kander and Fred Ebb -- Jerome Kern -- Alan Jay Lerner -- Frank Loesser -- Johnny Mercer -- Cole Porter -- Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II -- Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart -- Stephen Sondheim -- Charles Strouse -- Jule Styne -- Thomas "Fats" Waller -- Harry Warren -- Andrew Lloyd Webber -- Kurt Weill -- Meredith Willson -- Vincent Youmans.