Composer ENGEL, LEHMAN & KISSEL, HOWARD
Publisher HAL LEONARD CORPORATION
The dean of Broadway musical directors examines the dynamics of how the book, music and lyrics work together to create such hits as and Porgy and Bess.
Howard Kissel, chief theater critic for the New York Daily News, extends the reach of Engel's subjects by bringing them up to date with commentary on such shows as A Chorus Line, Nine, Sunday in the Park with George, Rent, Working and Falsettos. Kissel offers a thoughtful history on how musical theater has evolved in the three decades since Engel wrote Words with Music (1972) and how Engel's classic work remains vital and illuminating today.