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Singular sensation, the triumph of Broadway, Michael Riedel

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Singular sensation, the triumph of Broadway, Michael Riedel
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-317) and index
Illustrations
platesillustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Singular sensation
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1139765414
Responsibility statement
Michael Riedel
Sub title
the triumph of Broadway
Summary
At the dawn of the nineties, the British invasion of Broadway was in full swing. Musical spectacles dominated the box office. As American musical comedy made its grand return, plays, always an endangered species on Broadway, staged a powerful comeback. A different breed of producers rose up to challenge the grip theater owners had long held on Broadway, and corporations began to see how much money could be made from live theater. Then the September 11 attacks struck fear into the heart of Americans who thought Times Square might be the next target. Riedel presents the drama behind every mega-hit or shocking flop of that decade, bringing readers into high-stakes premieres, fraught rehearsals, tough contract negotiations, intense Tony Award battles, and more. -- adapted from jacket
Table Of Contents
Foreword -- I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. Lloyd Webber -- Boulevard of broken dreams -- 508 Greenwich, #4 -- La vie Broadway -- The gambler -- I got the horse right here -- Winging it -- Who's afraid of Edward Albee? -- Razzle dazzle -- The Fran and Barry show -- Everything's coming up Rosie -- The making of a mogul -- Be at the fucking matinee -- The Lion Queen -- The unmaking of a mogul -- The playmakers -- It's good to be the king -- Epilogue: And the show goes on
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