This book is entirely in French!
A truely amazing and wonderful book even if you can't read French the photo's alone make it worth a look! An overview of Broadway nineteenth century to the present day. A hundred authors composers actors and actresses relived through their detailed biographies. The beauty of the illustrations draw the reader into the vortex of the major Broadway musicals: My Fair Lady, The King and I, Hair, Grease, Follies, Fiddler on the Roof, Show Boat, ... Each topic is discussed with the desire to tell an artistic adventure. Alphabetical order also allows the reader to browse the book freely. An exciting world revealed by an enthusiast in a playful way. Story of musicals is the first book in French devoted solely to Broadway. Patrick Niedo was a dancer and dance teacher in France and the Broadway Dance Centre in New York in the 1980s and 1990s. After putting an end to his career as a dancer in 1997 he devoted his time to research the Broadway Musical! Following 3 years of research reading and writing the author draws on around 80 principal items (bios or musicals from George Abbott to Florenz Ziegfeld including Fred Astaire, Annie Get Your Gun, Hair, Gene Kelly. Mary Martin. Mamma Mia! Cole Porter. Richard Rodgers. The Sound of Music. Stephen Sondheim and many more) in 432 beautifully illustrated pages.