Author: Thomas Meehan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698403290
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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It's a hard-knock life for America's favorite orphan! Everyone knows the story of the irrepressible Annie, who lives at Miss Hannigan's orphanage until she beats the odds and finds a new life with the benevolent and wealthy Daddy Warbucks. Annie has enchanted millions of readers from her original comic strip appearance to the hit Broadway musical. Now, with a Tony-nominated revival playing on Broadway, Puffin is reissuing this novelization of the classic story, with a new introduction by Tony and Emmy Award-winning author Thomas Meehan. This is an adaptation that delves even deeper into Annie's story, as she lives on the streets during the Great Depression, finds Sandy the dog, and encounters characters both familiar and new.

Where's Charley?

Author: Frank Loesser
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780881882131
Category: Music
Page: 136
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Vocal Score

Finding Neverland Songbook

The Story of How Peter Became Pan
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 149505912X
Category: Music
Page: 152
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(Vocal Selections). Inspired by the Academy Award -winning film of the same name, Finding Neverland has been brought to life on stage with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham. This songbook presents 20 selections from the show arranged for voice and piano with chord symbols: All of London Is Here Tonight * Believe * Circus of Your Mind * If the World Turned Upside Down * Live by the Hook * Neverland * The Pirates of Kensington * Something About This Night * Sylvia's Lullaby * We Own the Night * We're All Made of Stars * When Your Feet Don't Touch the Ground * and more. This folio also includes pages of full-color scenes from the original Broadway production.

Razzle Dazzle

The Battle for Broadway
Author: Michael Riedel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451672160
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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"A revered and provocative theater observer presents a grand history of the producers, directors, actors, and critics battling for creative and financial control of Broadway"--Front jacket flap.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 081122077X
Category: Drama
Page: 208
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The definitive text of this American classic—reissued with an introduction by Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance) and Williams' essay "Person-to-Person." Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance amid a whirlwind of sexuality, untethered in the person of Maggie the Cat. The play also daringly showcased the burden of sexuality repressed in the agony of her husband, Brick Pollitt. In spite of the public controversy Cat stirred up, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics Circle Award for that year. Williams, as he so often did with his plays, rewrote Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for many years—the present version was originally produced at the American Shakespeare Festival in 1974 with all the changes that made Williams finally declare the text to be definitive, and was most recently produced on Broadway in the 2003-04 season. This definitive edition also includes Williams' essay "Person-to-Person," Williams' notes on the various endings, and a short chronology of the author's life. One of America's greatest living playwrights, as well as a friend and colleague of Williams, Edward Albee has written a concise introduction to the play from a playwright's perspective, examining the candor, sensuality, power, and impact of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof then and now.


The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
Author: Winnie Holzman
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781423492764
Category: Music
Page: 160
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Each title in The Applause Libretto Library Series presents a Broadway musical with fresh packaging in a 6 x 9 trade paperback format. Each Complete Book and Lyrics is approved by the writers and attractively designed with color photo inserts from the Broadway production. All titles include introduction and foreword by renowned Broadway musical experts. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular. The story of how these two unlikely friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most spellbinding new musical in years.

The Cigarette Century

The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America
Author: Allan Brandt
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786721901
Category: History
Page: 640
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From agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, The Cigarette Century is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. The Cigarette Century shows in striking detail how one ephemeral (and largely useless) product came to play such a dominant role in so many aspects of our lives—and deaths.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Fantasy
Page: 191
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In the first of L. Frank Baum's time-honored Oz novels, country girl Dorothy Gale gets whisked away by a cyclone to the fantastical Land of Oz. Dropped into the midst of trouble when her farmhouse crushes a tyrannical sorceress, Dorothy incurs the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is desperate to return to her native Kansas, and, aided by the Good Witch of the North, she sets out for the Emerald City to get help from the legendary Wizard. On her way, she meets three unlikely allies who embody key human virtues—the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.

Doctor Dolittle

A Treasury
Author: Hugh Lofting
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780899666747
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 246
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This treasury contains selections from eight of the original Dr. Dolittle books in which readers meet the lovable man who can talk to the animals.

Musical Theatre

A History
Author: John Kenrick
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474267017
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
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Musical Theatre: A History is a new revised edition of a proven core text for college and secondary school students – and an insightful and accessible celebration of twenty-five centuries of great theatrical entertainment. As an educator with extensive experience in professional theatre production, author John Kenrick approaches the subject with a unique appreciation of musicals as both an art form and a business. Using anecdotes, biographical profiles, clear definitions, sample scenes and select illustrations, Kenrick focuses on landmark musicals, and on the extraordinary talents and business innovators who have helped musical theatre evolve from its roots in the dramas of ancient Athens all the way to the latest hits on Broadway and London's West End. Key improvements to the second edition: · A new foreword by Oscar Hammerstein III, a critically acclaimed historian and member of a family with deep ties to the musical theatre, is included · The 28 chapters are reformatted for the typical 14 week, 28 session academic course, as well as for a two semester, once-weekly format, making it easy for educators to plan a syllabus and reading assignments. · To make the book more interactive, each chapter includes suggested listening and reading lists, designed to help readers step beyond the printed page to experience great musicals and performers for themselves. A comprehensive guide to musical theatre as an international phenomenon, Musical Theatre: A History is an ideal textbook for university and secondary school students.


The Complete Book of the Musical
Author: Peter Stone
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781557833556
Category: Music
Page: 172
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(Applause Books). A full-color gallery with over 150 photos of the original Broadway production; color costume and set designs and sketches; the complete back-story of the production from concept to launch to hit musical; artists at the helm: the crossing from fact to fiction; a brief history of Titanic lore; poster and marketing art; and the complete book and lyrics.

A Stone for Danny Fisher

Author: Harold Robbins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416565442
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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As a teenager, Danny Fisher had all he ever wanted -- a dog, a grown-up summer job, flirtatious relationships with older women -- and a talent for ruthless boxing that quickly made him a star in the amateur sporting world. But when Danny's family falls on hard times, moving from their comfortable home in Brooklyn to Manhattan's squalid Lower East Side, he is forced to leave his carefree childhood behind. Facing poverty and daily encounters with his violent, anti-Semitic neighbors, Danny must fight both inside and outside the ring just to survive. As his boxing becomes legendary in the city's seedy underworld, packed with wiseguys and loose women, everyone seems to want a hand in Danny's success. Robbins's colorful, fast-talking characters evoke the rough streets of Depression-era New York City. Ronnie, a prostitute ashamed of how far she's fallen and desperately in need of friendship; Sam, a slick bookie who wants to profit from Danny's boxing talent; and Nellie, a beautiful but lonely girl who refuses to believe Danny is beyond redemption -- each of whom has a different vision of Danny's future -- will help steer his rocky course. Gritty, compelling, and groundbreaking for its time, A Stone for Danny Fisher is a tale of ambition, hope, and violence set in a distinct and dangerous period of American history. A classic, sexy bestseller by Harold Robbins, reintroduced to a whole new generation of readers.

The Great Movie Musical Trivia Book

Author: N.A
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781557832221
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 225
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How much did Munchkins get paid? What great cultural institution stands on the site where West Side Story was filmed? Who was first considered for the role of Mary Poppins? The Great Movie Musical Trivia Book spins out revelation after revelation with entertaining answers to intriguing questions that will test the wits of even the most die-hard musical fan.

Guys and Dolls and Other Stories

Author: Damon Runyon
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780141188331
Category: Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
Page: 288
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Slick, upbeat and funny, these stories inspired the popular musical and film Guys and Dolls. 'Of all the high players this country ever sees, there is no doubt but that the guy they call the Sky is the highest. He will bet all he has, and nobody can bet any more than this'.

The Who's Tommy

The Musical
Author: N.A
Publisher: Pantheon
Category: Dramatic music
Page: 173
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This behind-the-scenes look at the rock opera by The Who includes production stills, anecdotes by cast & production members, & a CD.

Slut: The Play

Author: Katie Cappiello
Publisher: Feminist Press
ISBN: 9781558618824
Category: Drama
Page: 72
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This edition ofSLUT features the play only.SLUT: The Play offers communities and individuals the real-life insight into rape and bullying culture necessary to inspire change in the attitudes and practices surrounding girls and sexuality.SLUT: The Play creates much-needed space to discuss—openly and honestly—experiences with shaming, sex, and violence, thus providing a crucial antidote to slut culture.