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Some people would slice off their arm with a plastic knife before they'd sit through "Fiddler on the Roof" or "The Sound of Music," But musicals are everywhere, and it's about time someone asked why. From "An American in Paris" to "Oklahoma ," Brockes explores the history, art, and politics of musicals, and how they have become an indelible part of our popular culture. Smartly written and incredibly witty, this is a book for people who understand that there are few situations in which the question "What would Barbra do?" doesn't have relevance, in a world much better lived to a soundtrack of show tunes. At the heart of "What Would Barbra Do?" is a touching story about a daughter, a mother, and how musicals kept them together. Part memoir, part musical history tour, it will keep you laughing and singing all at once.
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