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Musical Theatre Resources

This guide provides suggested resources for musical theatre research at the University of Michigan.

Selected General Histories

Hischak, Thomas S.
Off-Broadway musicals since 1919: from Greenwich Village follies to The toxic avenger.
ML 1711.8 .N3 H57 2011

Jones, John Bush.
Our musicals, ourselves: a social history of the American musical theater.
ML 1711 .J651 2003

Knapp, Raymond, Mitchell Morris and Stacy Wolf, eds.
The Oxford handbook of the American musical.
ML 1711 .O95 2011

Lamb, Andrew.
150 years of popular musical theatre.
ML 1700 .L241 2000

Lewis, David H.
Broadway musicals: a hundred year history.
ML 2054 .L481 2002

McMillin, Scott.
The musical as drama: a study of the priniciples and conventions behind musical shows from Kern to Sondheim.
ML 2054 .M353 2006

Mordden, Ethan.
Anything goes: a history of American musical theatre.
ML 1711 .M732 2013

Mordden, Ethan.
Make believe: the Broadway musical in the 1920s.
ML 1711.8 .N3 M781 1997

Mordden, Ethan.
Sing for your supper: the Broadway musical in the 1930s.
ML 2054 .M691 2005

Riddle, Peter H.
The American musical: history & development.
ML 1711 .R531 2003

Salzman, Eric and Thomas Desi.
The new music theater: seeing the voice, hearing the body.
ML 1706 .S26 2008

Wollman, Elizabeth L.
The theater will rock: a history of the rock musical: from Hair to Hedwig.
ML 1711.8 .N3 W651 2006

Wright, Adrian.
West End Broadway: the golden age of the American musical in London.
ML 2054 .W754 2012