PREFACE ; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK ; PART 1 ; Composers of the Early Years ; INTRODUCTION ; Jerome Kern ; Irving Berlin ; George Gershwin ; Vincent Youmans ; Richard Rodgers ; Cole Porter ; Arthur Schwartz ; Harold Arlen ; Vernon Duke ; Burton Lane ; Kurt Weill ; Marc Blitzstein ; Harold Rome ; PART 2 ; New Composers of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s ; INTRODUCTION ; Hugh Martin ; Leonard Bernstein ; Frederick Loewe ; Jule Styne ; Frank Loesser ; Richard Adler ; Jerry Bock ; Bob Merrill ; Meredith Willson ; Stephen Sondheim ; Charles Strouse ; Harvey Schmidt ; Cy Coleman ; Jerry Herman ; John Kander ; Mitch Leigh ; PART 3 ; New Composers of the 1970s and Beyond ; INTRODUCTION ; Stephen Schwartz ; Larry Grossman ; Marvin Hamlisch ; Alan Menken ; William Finn ; Maury Yeston ; Stephen Flaherty ; Michael John LaChiusa ; Jason Robert Brown ; Adam Guettel ; PART 4 ; INTRODUCTION ; Notable Shows by Other Composers ; APPENDIX 1 ; Chronological Listing of Productions ; APPENDIX 2 ; Bibliography ; SONG TITLE INDEX ; SHOW INDEX ; PEOPLE INDEX
Steven Suskin is the author of The Sound of Broadway Music: a Book of Orchestrators and Orchestrations [OUP, February 2009], Second Act Trouble, the Opening Night on Broadway series and a half-dozen other books about the Broadway musical. He has also written hundreds of columns and reviews for Playbill, Variety and other publications. He began his theatrical career as a teenaged assistant at the David Merrick office, followed by twenty-five years as a manager and producer.
Estimable and essential... invaluable for reliable fact and for the chasing of references * John Snelson, Times Literary Supplement *