A sampler of the past century of Broadway, Experiencing Broadway Music guides the reader through theater music from the Ziegfeld Follies through Hamilton.

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Sherrell intersperses discussion of musical styles and themes throughout the narrative — her various explanations of the music of HAMILTON are nothing short of dazzling. There are many glossy coffee-table guides and encyclopedic works on musicals, but this close-lens look will appeal to both Broadway fans and music lovers in general.

- Booklist


A very thorough and thoughtful trip thru Broadway music. It's a good overview showing the progression of Broadway music from SHOW BOAT to the present ... Thoughtfully researched and a good addition to the canon of books on Broadway musicals.

- Orchestrator Larry Blank