Broadway Musical MVPs: 1960-2010: The Most Valuable Players of the Past Fifty Seasons

Broadway Musical MVPs The Most Valuable Players of the Past Fifty Seasons Applause Books Every year Major League Baseball the National Football League the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League name a Most Valuable Player an MVP The Broadway musi

  • Title: Broadway Musical MVPs: 1960-2010: The Most Valuable Players of the Past Fifty Seasons
  • Author: Peter Filichia
  • ISBN: 9781617740862
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • Applause Books Every year, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League name a Most Valuable Player an MVP The Broadway musical community doesn t Oh, there are the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, and the Theatre World Awards But what if Broadway selected a MVP each season In Broadway Mus Applause Books Every year, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League name a Most Valuable Player an MVP The Broadway musical community doesn t Oh, there are the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, and the Theatre World Awards But what if Broadway selected a MVP each season In Broadway Musical MVPs 1960 2010, The Most Valuable Players of the Past 50 Seasons, Peter Filichia names his choices for the MVPs of each of the past 50 Broadway seasons they might be performers, producers, directors, or choreographers Not surprisingly, many of the featured MVPs are multitaskers, such as directors who also choreographed, or wrote the book, or even designed the costumes Also included are awards in categories such as Comeback Player of the Year, Reliever of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Led League in Errors From Tammy Grimes, MVP of the 1960 61 season for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, to Joe DiPietro, MVP of the 2009 10 season for Memphis, Filichia recognizes the best and the brightest that have appeared on Broadway.

    One thought on “Broadway Musical MVPs: 1960-2010: The Most Valuable Players of the Past Fifty Seasons”

    1. I love the anecdotes and insights into various shows in this book, but that's somewhat tempered by a format (awards for theater that mirror some of those given in baseball: MVP, comeback, manager, reliever of the year) that gets in the way sometimes and a writing style that becomes too cute with transitions sometimes. As with Filichia's previous book, about a hit and a flop from each season, I think this would be improved by providing a list of the new shows for each season. If you like musical [...]

    2. Filichia is a wealth of information about musicals, but my god, the editing is so bad in this book (and his previous book) that it's downright embarrassing. His expert status is completely undermined by the horrible mistakes in not just spelling and grammar but also sense, consistency, and fact. The publisher clearly didn't want to pay a copy editor, but the author himself should have read and reread his material more closely. It's a mess.

    3. Like the other Peter Filichia I have read, and the podcasts I have heard him on - there is so much information in his head and his books. His writing is good but there are times that he writes in a way that is just too clever, or trying to be funny, word-play, etc. It is good the first few times you hear/read it but then it gets boring. At least to me it does.

    4. Interesting book - Peter makes some interesting choices. Only reason I knocked a star off was because there were a LOT of typos

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