By Ethan Mordden

Ethan Mordden's new access in his background of the Broadway musical seems to be at an period that introduced us not just the gritty fact of "A refrain Line" and the brilliantly bittersweet works of Stephen Sondheim, but additionally the nostalgic crowd-pleasers "No, No, Nanette" and "Annie." It used to be a time while Broadway either seemed to its earlier, but additionally to its destiny and allowed truth to go into. Mordden writes of the final time we ever observed precise greatness at the level of the Broadway musical.

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