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Drama Resources: Musical Theater Scores

Broadway Scores and Vocal Selections

CDs and DVDs of and about Broadway productions

The New Broadway Song Companion: An Annotated Guide to Musical theatre Literature by Voice Type and Song Style by David DeVenney
ML128.M78 D48 2009  Check Availability
Image:Newbroadwaysong.jpg From the publisher:
This is a completely revised and expanded second edition of The Broadway Song Companion, the first complete guide and access point to the vast literature of the Broadway musical for the solo performer.
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The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology. Tenor. Volume 5 (note this multi-volume set comes in different voicings) 
MP1507.S6 T4 v. 5  Check Availability
Image:singersmusical5.jpg From the publisher:
The world's most trusted source for authentic editions of theatre music for singers has expanded with yet another volume. Many of the songs are found in no other collections. The 40 songs in each volume are in the original keys, excerpted from vocal scores and piano/conductor rehearsal scores. Includes both recent shows and a deeper look into classic musicals.
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: Vocal Selections music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MP1508.S65 S9  Check Availability
Image:SweeneyTodd.jpg From the publisher:
Based on the 19th century legend of a London barber, who is driven to crime when a malevolent judge takes his wife and child from him. His plan for revenge includes a cut-throat partnership with Mrs. Lovett, an enterprising businesswomen, who is soon producing the tastiest meat pies in London.
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The Wedding Singer : The Musical Comedy music by Matthew Sklar
MP1508 .S565 W43  Check Availability
Image:Weddingsinger.jpg From the publisher:
The catchy soundtrack to the Broadway version of Adam Sandler's hit movie features an all-original set of songs (except for "Somebody Kill Me" and "Grow Old With You" which are from the movie). This souvenir folio also includes full-color photos from the stage production.
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The Full Monty: Piano/Vocal Selections by David Yazbek
MP1508.Y4 F8 2000  Check Availability
Image:FullMonty.jpg From the publisher:
The Full Monty has taken Broadway by storm! Based on 1997's runaway international movie hit, the new musical features a book by noted playwright Terrence McNally, and songs with music and lyrics by David Yazbek
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Cabaret: Vocal Selections From Cabaret by John Kander
MP1527.2 .C25 1982  Check Availability

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The Full Monty has taken Broadway by storm! Based on 1997's runaway international movie hit, the new musical features a book by noted playwright Terrence McNally, and songs with music and lyrics by David Yazbek.

A New Brain: Vocal Selections music and lyrics by William Finn
MP1508.F48 N5  Check Availability
Image:newbrain.jpg From the publisher:
From the pen of the Tony-Award Winning Composer of "Falsettos" comes a new musical dealing with a man who must face his mortality due to a diagnosed brain tumor. Family and friends surround our hero as he muses and frets about his imminent demise, but the diagnosis was wrong.
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Wicked: A New Musical music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
MP1508.S34 W53 2004  Check Availability
Image:Wicked.jpg From the publisher:
Nominated for a whopping 10 Tony Awards and grossing more than $1 million each week, Wicked is this year's Broadway smash! A prequel to the all-American classic The Wizard of Oz, this new musical is a character study of Elphaba and Glinda, school roommates who grow up to become the Wicked Witch and the Good Witch, respectively. The songbook feature a special section of color photos from the production, a note from composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz.
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Les Misérables: Songs From the Musical by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg
MP1508.S36 M48 1986  Check Availability
Image:lesmiserables.jpg From the publisher:
Containing eight cream-of-the-crop songs each, the books feature new engravings, with a separate vocal staff, plus guitar frames, so players and their friends can sing or strum along. The CDs feature two tracks for each tune: a full performance for listening, and a separate backing track that lets players take the lead on keyboard.
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Porgy and Bess music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Du Bose Heyward and Ira Gershwin
MP1503.G469 P6  Check Availability
Image:Porgyandbess.jpg From the publisher:
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown.
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Spring Awakening: A New Musical book & lyrics by Steven Sater; music by Duncan Sheik
MP1508 .S525 S67 2006  Check Availability
Image:Springawakening.jpg From the publisher:
Vocal SelectionsBased on a controversial 1891 German play, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater turned the story into an exciting rock musical that went on to win eight Tony Awards in 2007 including the coveted best musical.
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Sound of musicals edited by Steven Cohan
PN1995.9.M86 S68 2010  Check Availability
Image:soundofmusicals.jpg From the publisher:
This new collection addresses the film musical, a central genre in the Hollywood studio system, which has also been important within British, Hindi and Chinese cinema. Leading international scholars explore key issues, traditions, subgenres, stars and films of the musical film from the 1930s to the present.
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