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Sold, Viewed, Playful, New: The Musical

By Terry Fleming • December 21, 2021

Welcome to Sold, Viewed, Playful, New, where we spotlight popular/fascinating/favorite items in four distinct categories. Sold, for used books. Viewed, for DVDs or Blu-rays. Playful, for board, card, or video games. And New, for new books. Check out our selections—we're sure you'll find something to intrigue you!

This month, with Broadway opening back up we are focusing our sights on works inspired by the stage.


Broadway is opening back up again, so here are some (used and new) titles about popular shows of yesterday and yesteryear:

Let's have some fun with the flops, too:


We have theatrical DVDs and Blu-rays to keep you entertained! Let's start with award-winning director and choreographer Bob Fosse.

Bob Fosse: It's Showtime! This documentary has a pretty compelling description: "From the seedy strip clubs of Chicago to the bright lights of Hollywood, award-winning director, choreographer, and cinematographer Bob Fosse boozed, pill-popped and bed-hopped his way through life..." Sounds fun to me!

The mini-series Fosse/Verdon gives an interesting perspective of the working relationship between Bob Fosse and dancer/choreographer Gwen Verdon.

Stephen Sondheim had many movies made of his musicals. Check these out:

Here are some other notable musicals made into movies (or just plain musical movies):


If we're talking music and dance, then look no further than Just Dance 2021! This is a video game franchise that's been around for more than a decade. Featuring popular tracks from the hottest artists, get your groove on, turn a foot, or just get moving with this established favorite!


And now for new books. Speaking of Stephen Sondheim, here's a biography that's worth a gander.

Sondheim wrote the lyrics to West Side Story, and here are a few titles about that musical you might find interesting:

Here's a reminiscence of helping create Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George.

Learn about luminaries of musical and dance theatre (both New and Used titles):

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