In the past ten years, a lot has happened in the musical theatre. New shows have opened and closed, new talents have emerged, and hit shows have made triumphant returns to Broadway. Now, the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre - a 1994 Dartmouth Medal honorable mention -- has been fully revised and updated to document new developments with 500 new articles, more than 4,000 revised articles and dozens of color photos. From the dawn of operetta in the 18th century to the present, this set offers an unrivaled amount of information on the people, the songs and shows in America and around the world.
"Gänzl, a seasoned and enthusiastic author of reference books on musical theater, has thrown himself into making this work even more thorough and complete than the first incarnation (edition). In particular, he has filled in gaps in coverage of Britain's provincial theater and the American stage outside New York; added birth, death, and recordings facts; and brought coverage up to date. Now the three volumes contain some 4,000 (revised) articles and 500 new ones. The writing is engaging, informative, and accessible. Each volume also contains eight pages of color plates and numerous b&w illustrations. The audience for this reference is wide, including anyone who needs information on world theater."
-- Reference and Research Book News (August 2001)
Price: US $559.00