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Recommended Reading - Excellent Texts for Students

Broadway Musicals Show By Show by Stanley Green
On Singing Onstage by David Craig
Show Tunes by Steven Suskin
Broadway Song and Story edited by Otis Guernsey
Colored Lights by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Audition by Michael Shurtleff
Sondheim and Co. by Craig Zadan
The Musical From the Inside Out by Stephen Citron
Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time by Ken Bloom and Frank Vlastnik
Before The Parade Passes By: Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical by John Anthony Gilvey

Recommended Listening and Viewing

Some of my favorite shows (in no particular order)

Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown
The Wild Party by Andrew Lippa
The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel
Amour by Michel Legrand
Cyrano (starring Christopher Plummer) by Anthouny Burgess and Michael J. Lewis
Golden Rainbow (starring Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme) by Walter Marks
Bright Lights, Big City by Paul Scott Goodman
Front Row Center by MCA Classics (boxed set)
Broadway: The American Musical; by PBS
Broadway: The Golden Age; by Rick McKay
Camp by Todd Graff
Broadway's Lost Treasures Volumes 1-3 (DVD Collection)
Hamilton College's Jazz Archives - an extraordinary collection of interviews with the legends of jazz academics.hamilton.edu/music/home/JazzArchive
Also anything by John Pizzarelli, especially with Ray Kennedy on piano