Musical theatre is an international form, not just an American one. It can take root anywhere. Few people would realise that such hit standards as “The Glow Worm”, “Brazil”,... More > “Mack the Knife”, “I Will Wait for You” and “El Condor Pasa” came from foreign language musicals. Yet, the late Peter Stone, a former president of the Dramatists Guild and a noted Broadway librettist, once claimed that no musical theatre existed outside of New York City.
A Million Miles from Broadway – Musical Theatre Beyond New York and London explores the work that does exist outside of New York. Not the many franchised versions of Fiddler on the Roof and Grease that have played everywhere from Tel Aviv to Abu Dabi, but indigenous musical theatre created in places other than New York by people other than New Yorkers and drawing on traditions other than just those of Broadway.< Less
Musical theatre is an international form, not just an American one. It can take root anywhere. Few people would realise that such hit standards as “The Glow Worm”, “Brazil”,... More > “Mack the Knife”, “I Will Wait for You” and “El Condor Pasa” came from foreign language musicals.
"His research is monumental... This is an important book on a previously undocumented area of musical theatre." -- Peter Pinne, Stage Whispers
"There’s never been a better book for the armchair-traveler-theatergoer." -- Peter Filichia< Less
Running Away With the Circus (or – “Now is the Winter of Our Missing Tent"), an is full of both humour and intrigue, as you will see by its opening sentence: If some clairvoyant had... More > told me that I’d be spending my nights in a shipping container in Taiwan, guarding seven tigers, six Chihuahuas, five bears, four sea lions, three geese, two horses and a “killer dog” named Ludwig, I’d have said “You’re supposed to read the tea leaves, not smoke them.” This book takes a look at what happens when people of radically different cultures try to work together. Acclaimed television producer (and composer of the musical Anne of Green Gables) Norman Campbell said, "Your lively prose astounds me... It is really great writing and observing… You are a brilliant writer! I mean it!"< Less
A Collection of songs from musicals written by Mel Atkey. Mr. Atkey has been writing musicals ever since he was in high school in his native Vancouver. He was a finalist for the Musical of the Year... More > competition in Aarhus, Denmark, and his work has been short-listed for the Vivian Ellis Prize, the Quest for New Musicals, the Ken Hill Prize and Musical Stairs. His two-character musical Perfect Timing was a finalist in the 1996 Musical of the Year competition in Aarhus, Denmark, and was showcased at Greenwich Theatre, London, in 2005. He made his New York debut in 2001 with O Pioneers, and followed it in 2003 with A Little Princess, both with book by Robert Sickinger.< Less