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Author LinkLambert, Philip,1958-
Title LinkTo Broadway, to life! : the musical theater of Bock and Harnick / Philip Lambert.
Edition [Oxford University pbk. ed.]
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Description xvi, 361 p. :  ill. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Broadway legacies )
Series ( Broadway legacies.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Suave young men: creative stirrings from childhood through college -- Wonders of Manhattan: professional beginnings in New York in the 1950s -- Politics and poker: The Body Beautiful and Fiorello! and the late 1950s -- Little old New York: Tenderloin and the early 1960s -- To Broadway with love: She Loves Me and the 1964 World’s Fair -- Tradition: Fiddler on the Roof -- Here in Eden: the mid-1960s and The Apple Tree -- Have you ever seen a prettier little congress?: the late 1960s and The Rothschilds -- Topsy-turvy: separate paths since the early 1970s -- Appendix A. Chronology of Bock and Harnick on Broadway -- Appendix B. Selected media resources.
Summary To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick is the first complete book about these creative figures, one of Broadway’s most important songwriting teams. Drawing from extensive archival sources, and from personal interviews and communications with Bock and Harnick themselves and their most important collaborators, author Philip Lambert explores the essence of a Bock & Harnick show╠«how it is put together, and what makes it work. The book includes discussion of songs such as "Sunrise, Sunset" and "If I Were a Rich Man" that have long been favorites in the public consciousness, and it also explores a vast catalogue of lesser-known songs from their many other shows and works, including a musical puppet show on Broadway, music for the 1964 World’s Fair, and a made-for-television musical. Here too is the first look at the little-known youthful professional beginnings of Bock and Harnick in revues and television shows and summer retreats in the 1950s, and the careers they have forged for themselves with new collaborators in the decades since their partnership dissolved in 1970.
Per.Sub. LinkBock, Jerry -- Criticism and interpretation.
LinkHarnick, Sheldon -- Criticism and interpretation.
Subject LinkMusicals -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism.

System Number 000673563
ISBN Link0199328064

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