This is the third edition of Kurt Ganzl's hugely popular and respected book Musicals, first published in 1995. The stage musical today stands at the center of popular culture once again, with both new musical and fresh revivals of old favorites packing in audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Musicals charts each significant turn in the development of musical theater, with more than 300 photographs and clear, informative text. Fully updated to include recent successes such as The Producers. The text also features musicals that have successfully made the transition from stage to screen, such as West Side Story and My Fair Lady.