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    Gays on Broadway

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    Narrated by Daniel Henning ...


    9 hours 30 min

    Writing with his customary verve and wit, author Ethan Mordden follows the steady liberation of gay themes on the American stage. The story begins in the early twentieth century, when gay characters were virtually banned from productions. The 1920s saw a flurry of plays closed on moral grounds as well as the Wales Padlock Act, which forbade representation of "sex degeneracy". While authorities ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial


  • I've a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore

    The "Buddies" Cycle

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    Book 1 - Buddies
    "We have traded tales, my buddies and I; of affairs, encounters, secrets, fears, self-promotion-of fantasies that we make real in the telling."In this, the first volume in Ethan Mordden's acclaimed trilogy on Manhattan gay life, he introduces a small group of friends-Dennis Savage, Little Kiwi, Carlos, and the narrator, Bud-and chronicles their exploration of the new world of gay life and the new ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Pick a Pocket Or Two

    A History of British Musical Theatre

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    From Gilbert and Sullivan to Andrew Lloyd Webber, from Julie Andrews to Hugh Jackman, from Half a Sixpence to Matilda, Pick a Pocket Or Two is the story of the British musical: where it began and how it developed. In Pick a Pocket Or Two, acclaimed author Ethan Mordden brings his wit and wisdom to bear in telling the full history of the British musical, from The Beggar's Opera (1728) to the ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Passtionate Attention of an Interesting Man

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    “Ethan Mordden is a master craftsman. His style combines the satirical urbanity of Juvenal, the wit of Oscar Wilde, the intelligence and drawing-room sophistication of Jane Austen.” —Bay Windows In this new collection of fiction, a porn star turns up pouring cocktails in a small town's only gay bar, as the queens gape and gossip and the local auto mechanic lures the bartender into elaborate ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • On Streisand

    An Opinionated Guide

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    She said, "I became a singer because I couldn't get work as an actress," but Barbra Streisand not only became both but revolutionized the two professions. Her music transformed the smooth, uninflected style of the Frank Sinatras and Ella Fitzgeralds into an engine of dramatic vocalism in which each song is like a miniature three-act play. And Streisand's films changed forever the ideal of how a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • All That Jazz

    The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    In 1975, the Broadway musical Chicago brought together a host of memes and myths - the gleefully subversive character of American musical comedy, the reckless glamour of the big-city newspaper, the mad decade of the 1920s, the work of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon (two of the greatest talents in the musical's history), and the Wild West gangsterville that was the city of Chicago itself. The tale of a ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Ziegfeld

    The Man Who Invented Show Business

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    Any girl who twists her hat will be fired! – Florenz ZiegfeldAnd no Ziegfeld girl ever did as she made her way down the gala stairways of the Ziegfeld Follies in some of the most astonishing spectacles the American theatergoing public ever witnessed. When Florenz Ziegfeld started in theater, it was flea circus, operetta and sideshow all rolled into one. When he left it, the glamorous world of ... Read more

    $5.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • 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

    $18.99 USD

  • The New Book of Opera Anecdotes

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    Building on the long-established success of Ethan Mordden's Opera Anecdotes, The New Book Of Opera Anecdotes continues where the original left off, bringing into view the new corps of major singers that arose after the first book's publication in 1985 -- artists such as Renee Fleming, Roberto Alagna, Deborah Voigt, Jonas Kaufmann, Kathleen Battle, and Jane Eaglen (who tested her family with ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • When Broadway Went to Hollywood

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    When films like The Jazz Singer started to integrate synchronized music, in the late 1920s many ambitious songwriting pioneers of the Great White Way - George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart, among many others - were enticed westward by Hollywood studios' promises of national exposure and top dollar success. But what happened when writers native to the business of ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • One More Kiss

    The Broadway Musical in the 1970s

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    Book 6 - The History of the Broadway Musical
    Ethan Mordden's new entry in his history of the Broadway musical looks at an era that brought us not only the gritty reality of "A Chorus Line" and the brilliantly bittersweet works of Stephen Sondheim, but also the nostalgic crowd-pleasers "No, No, Nanette" and "Annie." It was a time when Broadway both looked to its past, but also to its future and allowed reality to enter. Mordden writes of the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Guest List

    How Manhattan Defined American Sophistication---from the Algonquin Round Table to Truman Capote's Ball

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    From the 1920s to the early 1960s, Manhattan was America's beacon of sophistication. From the theatres of Broadway to the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel to tables at the Stork Club, intelligence and wit were the twinned coins of the realm. Alexander Woolcott, Irving Berlin, Edna Ferber, Arturo Toscanini, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, Dorothy Parker, Truman Capote, the Lunts and Helen Hayes ... Read more

    $0.99 USD