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  • The Astaires

    Fred & Adele

    by Kathleen Riley

    This is the first book about the theatre career of Fred and Adele Astaire, detailing their years in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in London, their impact culturally, and the essence of their partnership on and off the stage. ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • Hermes Pan

    The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

    by John Franceschina

    Armed with an eighth-grade education, an inexhaustible imagination, and an innate talent for dancing, Hermes Pan (1909-1990) was a boy from Tennessee who became the most prolific, popular, and memorable choreographer of the glory days of the Hollywood musical. While he may be most well-known for the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals which he choreographed at RKO film studios, he also created ... Read more

    $65.00 AUD

  • Home Work

    A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

    by Julie Andrews

    'The book is filled with that most distinctive of all her qualities: her voice' The TimesHome Work, the second instalment of Julie Andrews' internationally bestselling memoirs, begins with her arrival in Hollywood to make her screen debut in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins. It was closely followed by The Sound of Music, and the beginning of a movie career that would make her an icon to millions all ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Hamilton: The Revolution

    by Lin-Manuel Miranda and 1 more

    Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for DramaNow a major motion picture, available on Disney Plus.Goodreads best non-fiction book of 2016From Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton.Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from t... ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • The West End Girls

    a heartwarming WW1 saga about love and friendship (The West End Girls Book 1)

    by Elaine Roberts

    series The West End Girls #1
    'A fabulous, uplifting tale of friendship at the heart of wartime' Fiona Ford on Christmas at the Foyles Bookshop.1914.Growing up on a farm in the country, Annie Cradwell has always dreamt of singing on stage. So when she hears her friend Joyce has a room to spare in London, she sets off with best friend Rose for an adventure beyond anything they could have imagined.In London, Annie and Rose ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • Unmasked

    by Andrew Lloyd Webber

    “You have the luck of Croesus on stilts (as my Auntie Vi would have said) if you’ve had the sort of career, ups and downs, warts and all that I have in that wondrous little corner of show business called musical theatre.”One of the most successful and distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. The winner of numerous ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Dear Evan Hansen (TCG Edition)

    by Steven Levenson and 2 more

    Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical“Dear Evan Hansen lodges in your head long after you’ve seen it or heard it or read it. It feels like a pure expression from young writers at a crossroad of coming to terms with who they are and what they want to say about the world. Its honesty and truths haunt and ultimately open us up to ask the same question, no matter what our age or crossroad: ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • Something Wonderful

    Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution

    by Todd S. Purdum

    A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American CenturyThey stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined ... Read more

    $17.26 AUD

  • A Star Is Born

    Judy Garland and the Film that Got Away

    by Lorna Luft and 2 more

    series Turner Classic Movies
    New York Times bestselling author and daughter of Judy Garland tells the story of A Star Is Born -- at once the crowning achievement and greatest disappointment in her mother's legendary career. This is a vivid account of a film classic's production, loss, and reclamation.A Star Is Born -- the classic Hollywood tale about a young talent rising to superstardom, and the downfall of her mentor/lover ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • Hopelessly Devoted

    by Kate Tempest

    series Modern Plays
    Freedom has only ever meantLove.And life lived without loveIs not life enough.Chess is in prison. Facing a lengthy sentence, her cell mate, Serena, becomes her soul mate. But when Serena is given parole, Chess faces total isolation.Hope comes in the form of a music producer looking for a reason to love music again. She finds a powerful voice in Chess. But to harness her talent, Chess must first ... Read more

    $17.15 AUD

  • Big Dreams for the West End Girls

    by Elaine Roberts

    series The West End Girls #2
    Nothing will stop her – not even the war!1914. Working in a bustling café on London's Shaftesbury Avenue, Joyce Taylor dreams of opening her own restaurant. But when the man she loves enlists in the war, and a surprise request comes through from her dying grandmother, Joyce's life gets turned upside down.Struggling to keep the café afloat with her new-found responsibilities, it's not long before ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • Hugh Jackman - The Biography

    by Anthony Bunko

    HUGH JACKMAN is a true Hollywood juggernaut. The magnetic Australian has joined countrymen Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe as an international superstar and is loved by fans worldwide for his varied career in film and theatre.When a young Jackman turned down a role in Neighbours to study at Perth's prestigious WAAPA, his gamble would pay off hand-somely. After a string of successful musicals, Jackman ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • The (Post) Mistress

    by Tomson Highway

    Canada’s most famous Aboriginal playwright, Tomson Highway, sets his latest theatrical achievement, The (Post) Mistress, in a not-so-distant past, when sending letters through the mail was still vital to communicating with friends and loved ones, and the small-town post office was often the only connection to faraway places longed-for or imagined.Born and raised in Lovely, Ontario, a small French ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • Sondheim on Music

    Minor Details and Major Decisions

    by Mark Eden Horowitz

    Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as the most important composer and lyricist of musical theater in the second half of the 20th century. Celebrating his 80th birthday, this new edition of Sondheim on Music finds him in these guided interviews expounding in great depth and detail on his craft. As a natural teacher, thoughtful and opinionated, Sondheim discusses the art of musical composition, ... Read more

    $79.19 AUD

  • On Sondheim

    An Opinionated Guide

    by Ethan Mordden

    In On Sondheim, renowned author Ethan Mordden takes the reader on a tour of Stephen Sondheim's work, arguing for the importance and appeal of the composer-lyricist in American theater and, even more, in American culture. Over the course of eighteen shows, Mordden demonstrates that Sondheim is a classical composer who happens to write musicals. Sondheim has intellectualized the musical by tackling ... Read more

    $27.71 AUD

  • Next to Normal

    by Brian Yorkey and 1 more

    Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for DramaRock is alive and rolling like thunder in Next to Normal. It’s the best musical of the season by a mile...an emotional powerhouse with a fire in its soul and a wicked wit that burns just as fiercely.”-Rolling StoneNo show on Broadway right now makes as a direct grab for the heart-or wrings it as thoroughly-as Next to Normal does. . . . [It] focuses ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD

  • West End Broadway

    The Golden Age of the American Musical in London

    by Adrian Wright

    West End Broadway is the first book to deal specifically with the 'Golden Age' of American musicals in London. Here is a history and a re-evaluation not only of the British productions of Broadway's most popular product butof the works themselves, beginning with a brief account of the origins of the genre and of the shows seen during World War II. The difficult conditions of war-torn Britain ... Read more

    $34.64 AUD

  • How Musicals Work

    And How to Write Your Own

    by Julian Woolford

    Musicals are the most popular form of stage entertainment today, with the West End and Broadway dominated by numerous long-running hits. But for every Wicked or Phantom of the Opera, there are dozens of casualties that didn't fare quite so well. In this book, Julian Woolford explores the musical-theatre canon to explain why and how some musicals work, why some don't, and what you should (and ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD

  • We'll Have Manhattan

    The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart

    by Dominic Symonds

    series Broadway Legacies
    Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart are one of the defining duos of musical theater, contributing dozens of classic songs to the Great American Songbook and working together on over 40 shows before Hart's death. With hit after hit on both Broadway and the West End, they produced many of the celebrated songs of the '20s and '30s--such as "Manhattan," "The Lady is a Tramp," and "Bewitched"--that remain ... Read more

    $29.25 AUD

  • Changed for Good

    A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

    by Stacy Wolf

    From Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" to Nina in "In the Heights" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theatre - performers, creators, and characters -- from the start of the cold war to the present day, creating a new, feminist history of the ... Read more

    $45.64 AUD

  • Strategies for Success in Musical Theatre

    A Guide for Music Directors in School, College, and Community Theatre

    by Herbert D. Marshall

    In Strategies for Success in Musical Theatre, veteran musical director and teacher Herbert Marshall provides an essential how-to guide for teachers or community members who find themselves in charge of music directing a show. Stepping off the podium, Marshall offers practical and often humorous real-world advice on managing auditions; organizing rehearsals; working with a choir, choreographer, and ... Read more

    $62.25 AUD

  • The Lyrics of Noël Coward

    by Noël Coward

    series World Classics
    Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Don't Put your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs Worthington and over 250 more lyrics from Coward's musical masterpieces.Noël Coward is one of the greatest lyricists of the twentieth century. Songs such as A Room with a View, The Stately Homes of England, Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Mrs Worthington are known, sung and loved the world over. This edition gathers together over 250 ... Read more

    $32.44 AUD

  • The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen

    Critical Approaches from 'Snow White' to 'Frozen'

    by George Rodosthenous

    The Disney Musical: Critical Approaches on Stage and Screen is the first critical treatment of the corporation's hugely successful musicals both on screen and on the stage. Its 13 articles open up a new territory in the critical discussion of the Disney mega-musical, its gender, sexual and racial politics, outreach work and impact of stage, film and television adaptations. Covering early 20th ... Read more

    $145.85 AUD

  • Look, I Made a Hat

    Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany

    by Stephen Sondheim

    As he did in the acclaimed Finishing the Hat, Sondheim richly annotates his lyrics with personal and theatre history, discussions of his collaborations, and exacting, charming dissections of his work - both the successes and the failures. Picking up where he left off in Finishing the Hat, he gives us all the lyrics, along with cutouts and early drafts, to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD