If you liked Smash, try these items from Glenside's collection.

The new television series Smash premiered last night to decent ratings. The show follows the people involved in launching a new Broadway musical. Here are some items from our collection for fans of the first episode or for fans of Broadway.

The Best of Broadway

 

The Best of Broadway: The American Musical (CD)

Listen to highlights from classic musicals and modern productions.

Broadway Baby by Alan Shapiro

Broadway Baby by Alan Shapiro

Miriam fantasized about a life on the stage, but it was not meant to be. Years later, she pushes her son to have the career in the spotlight that she never had.

The Broadway Musical

The Broadway Musical, 1918-1946 (CD)

This three volume set features songs from Broadway musicals during that time period.

Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Follies

Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical The Follies

by Ted Chapin

The author presents a behind-the-scenes look at the 1971 production of Stephen Sondheim's The Follies.

 

Grouch Marx and the Broadway Murders by Ron Goulart

Groucho Marx and the Broadway Murders by Ron Goulart

Amateur sleuth and comedian Groucho Marx investigates a murder that happens during a Broadway show.

Into the Woods

Into the Woods (DVD)

In this televised production of the musical, fairy tale characters intermingle with a baker and his wife, and their happiness turns to terror as they battle a giant.

Leaving by Karen Kingsbury

Leaving by Karen Kingsbury

Bailey leaves her hometown after she wins an audition in New York, but she must also leave the man she loves.

My Life, the Musical by Maryrose Wood

My Life, The Musical by Maryrose Wood

Emily's obsession with Broadway musicals gets her in trouble at school and at home, but it also allows her and her friend to find dramatic solutions to their problems.

Nine

Nine (DVD)

This movie based on the Broadway production of the same name follows a director who is trying to overcome his writer's block while dealing with the women in his life.

Recording the Producers

Recording the Producers (DVD)

This documentary showcases the cast and crew of The Producers as they record the cast album.

Showtime: A Hisotry of the Broadway Musical Theater

Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theater by Larry Stempel

This book presents the history of Broadway over the past 150 years.

Without You by Anthony Rapp

Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent

by Anthony Rapp

Actor Anthony Rapp recounts his experience being in the original cast of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent.

 

The library has many CDs of classic and modern Broadway musicals. They can been found in the CD K section of the CD area.

 

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