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The Happiest Corpse I've Ever Seen free pdf For Ethan Mordden, the closing night of the hit musical, "42nd St." sounded the death knell of the art form of the Broadway musical. After that, big orchestras, real voices, recognizable books and intelligent lyrics went out the window in favor of cats, helicopters, yodeling Frenchmen, and the roof of the Paris Opera. Mordden takes us through the aftermath of the days of the great Broadway musical. From the long-running "Cats" to "Miss Saigon," "Phantom," and "Les Miserables, " to gems like "The Producers," he is unsparing in his look at the remains of the day. Not content to scold the shows' creators, Mordden takes on the critics, too, splaying their bodies across the Great White Way like Sweeney Todd giving a close shave. Once more, it's "curtain going up," but Mordden is not applauding.

About Freelance Writer Ethan Mordden

Ethan Mordden is the author of many books on the Broadway musical including "One More Kiss: The Broadway Musical in the 1970's" (Palgrave Macmillan).

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Author : Freelance Writer Ethan Mordden
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Data Published : 07 April 2015
ISBN : 1466893443
EAN : 9781466893443
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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