Recommended Second Hand Books

Great reads in our Second Hand Performing Arts Books section at Book Nook


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Featured Topic - Musical Theatre


The Complete Phantom of the Opera - George Perry

Terrific pictorial book of the original production of the musical.


Unmasked - A Memoir - Andrew Lloyd WebberLord Lloyd Webber


Musicals: The Complete Illustrated Story – Hardcover – Kurt Ganzl


Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from “Godspell” to “Wicked”


Look, I Made A Hat - Stephen Sondheim

Songs by Sondheim, with his own commentary on them.


OK! The Story of Oklahoma! - Max Wilk

The making of the first great Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, from the beginnings.


A Million Miles From Broadway - Musical Theatre Beyond New York and London - Mel Atkey

Musicals outside the theatre capitals of Broadway and the West End


Pick a Pocket or Two - Ethan Mordden

A concise history of British musicals


Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks - Peter Filichia.

A look at the musicals which didn't win the Best Musical Tony Award.


Everything Was Possible : The Birth of the Musical Follies - Ted Chapin

The creation of stephen Sondheim's landmark musical


Anything Goes - A History of American Musical Theatre - Ethan Mordden

A concise, pacy look at the creation of the American musical.


Make Believe - The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s - Ethan Mordden


Not Since Carrie - 40 Years of Broadway Musical Flops - Ken Mandelbaum

A concise look at the musicals which failed on Broadway, and why, over a 40 year period.


Coming Up Roses - Ethan Morrden

Broadway Musicals in the 1950s