Show References

For A Good Reed Review readers who hunger for more information, see below for links to some of the scripts (or books that inspired them), Broadway or London cast recordings, DVDs, and vocal scores for many of the shows referenced in the reviews, promotions and commentary on this site.

Not all scripts and recordings are available through our Amazon affiliate program. A Good Reed Review has used many of these references in preparing to review or perform in various productions.


2 Pianos, 4 Hands, by Richard Greenblatt and Ted Dykstra
33 Variations, by Moises Kaufman

A Comparison Between the Cyrano of Rostand’s Drama, “Cyrano de Bergerac”, and the Real Cyrano, in Regard to Historical Data, General Characteristics, and References Made to the Works of Cyrano, by David Nelson Inglis
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, by Mark Twain (novel only, the Tasca script isn’t yet available)
A Little Night Music (Libretto), by Stephen Sondheim
A Little Night Music (Cast Recording), by Stephen Sondheim
A Moon for the Misbegotten, by Eugene O’Neill
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry
A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
After Ashley, by Gina Gionfriddo
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, by Paul Zindel
And The World Goes ‘Round – The Songs of Kander and Ebb (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording)
Annie (DVD, 2015)
Annie (Special Anniversary Edition DVD)
Annie (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Annie (Piano/Vocal Selections)
Aphrodisiac, by Rob Handel
Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard
Around the World in 80 Days, adapted by Mark Brown (Jules Verne novel only – script not available)
As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin by Laurence Bergreen

Becky’s New Car, by Steven Dietz
Becoming Britney, by Molly Bell
Beethoven as I Knew Him – by Eighty-Eight Entertainment
Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Bells Are Ringing (1956 Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Black Coffee, by Agatha Christie
Boeing Boeing, by Marc Camoletti

Cabaret: The Illustrated Book and Lyrics, by Joe Masteroff, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Joan Marcus, and Rivka Katvan
Cabaret (Original Broadway Cast)
Chekhov – Uncle Vanya, DVD Sir Laurence Olivier
Chicago Diamond Edition (DVD)
Chicago – The Musical (1996 Broadway Revival Cast) (CD)
Chicago (1975) / O.B.C. (CD)
Chicago: The Musical (Broadway Vocal Selections)
Chicago, A Musical Vaudeville (Book)
Chicago: With the Chicago Tribune Articles that Inspired It
Chicago history – Merry Murderers: The Farcical (Re)Figuration of the Femme Fatale in Maurine Dallas Watkins Chicago (1927) and its Various Adaptations
Ching Chong Chinaman, by Lauren Yee
City of Angels (1990 Original Broadway Cast)
City of Angels (Applause Musical Library)
City of Angels Vocal Selections
Crazy For You: Original London Cast Recording
Crossing Delancey: A Romantic Comedy, by Susan Sandler
Cyrano de Bergerac (Dover Thrift Editions)
Cyrano de Bergerac: by Edmund Rostand translated by Anthony Burgess
Cyrano de Bergerac (DVD), José Ferrer
Cyrano de Bergerac (DVD), Kevin Kline

Damn Yankees (1955 Original Broadway Cast)
Damn Yankees (Libretto – used), by George Abbott
Damn Yankees (Vocal Score), by Richard Adler
Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
Deathtrap, by Ira Levin
Distracted, by Lisa Loomer

Equus, by Peter Shaffer
Exit, Pursued by a Bear, by Lauren Gunderson

Fifth of July, by Lanford Wilson
Finian’s Rainbow (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Finian’s Rainbow (Vocal Selections), by E.Y. Harburg
Follies (New Broadway Cast Recording)
Follies Vocal Score, by Stephen Sondheim

Galileo’s Daughter, by Dava Sobel
Gypsy – A Musical Fable (1959 Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Gypsy, by Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, and Jule Styne

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
Happy Days: A Play in Two Acts, by Samuel Beckett

I Do! I Do! (The Original Broadway Cast Recording)
In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play), by Sarah Ruhl
Intimate Apparel, by Lynn Nottage
Irene (1973 Broadway Revival Cast Recording)
Irving Berlin – This is the Life – Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
It’s a Wonderful Life (A Live Radio Play), adapted by Joe Landry

John & Jen (1995 Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording), by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald
John & Jen: Vocal Selections, by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1982 Original Broadway Cast Recording), by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice

Mack & Mabel (Original Cast Recording)
Making God Laugh (A Play), by Sean Grennan
Man Who Was Cyrano: A Life of Edmond Rostand, Creator of Cyrano De Bergerac, by Sue Lloyd
Marvin’s Room, by Scott McPherson
Merry Murderers: The Farcical (Re)Figuration of the Femme Fatale in Maurine Dallas Watkins Chicago (1927) and its Various Adaptations
Miracle on 34th Street (1947 film, colorized DVD)
Miracle on 34th Street (1994 film DVD)
Miss Saigon (Original 1989 London Cast Recording)
Miss Saigon (Piano/Vocal Selections)
Moby Dick – Rehearsed, by Orson Welles

Nine: The Musical, by Maury Yeston, Arthur Kopit, and Mario Fratti (Adapter)
Nine (Original Cast Recording)
Now Circa Then, by Carly Mensch

Other Desert Cities, by Jon Robin Baitz
Oz, the Complete Paperback Collection

Pippin (Original Cast Recording, Remastered)
Pippin: Complete Vocal Score
Plays: Ivanov; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The CherryOrchard (Penguin Classics)
Proof, by David Auburn
Proof (movie)
Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw

Rags: The New American Musical, (Audio CD) by Masterworks Broadway
Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story (both scripts in one volume)
Rx, by Tracy Lynn

Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austin (Novel only)
Seussical The Musical (OC) (S. Flaherty-l. Ahrens)
Seussical The Musical: Vocal Selections PVG
Spacebar: A Broadway Play By Kyle Sugarman (A Play), by Michael Mitnick
Spelling Bee (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Spring Awakening: A New Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Spring Awakening: A Play, by Frank Wedekind
Sunday in the Park with George (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Sunday in the Park with George (Vocal Score), Stephen Sondheim
Superior Donuts, by Tracy Letts

The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform, by OUP Oxford
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
The Color Purple (2005 Original Broadway Cast Recording)
The Country House, by Donald Margulies
The Fourposter: A Comedy in Three Acts (The Samuel French Theater Bookshop, #59)
The Guys by Anne Nelson
The Holy Qur’an: English Translation, Commentary and Notes with Full Arabic Test (English and Arabic Edition)
The Language Archive, by Julia Cho
The Making of West Side Story
The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall
The Qur’an (Oxford World’s Classics)
The Real Thing: A Play, by Tom Stoppard
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden (Original Broadway Cast Recording
The Secret Garden (Libretto), by Marsha Norman
The Servant of Two Masters, by Carlo Goldoni
The Sound of Music: 50th Anniversary Edition (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
The Story of My Life (Original Broadway Cast Recording), by Neil Bartram, Brian Hill, and Richard Maltby
The War of the Worlds: A Radio Dramatazation (Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air), by H. G. Wells
The Wizard of Oz: 1998 Cast Recording
The Woman in Black, by Stephen Mallatratt
Time Stands Still, by Donald Margulies
Tribes, by Nina Raine

Uncle Vanya

Weill: Rise & Fall of the City of Mahagonny
West Side Story 50th anniversary edition (movie)
West Side Story – original Broadway recording remastered
Wild With Happy, by Colman Domingo
Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary (DVD)
Wonderful World, by Richard Dresser


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