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Broadway stories : a backstage journey through musical theatre

Author: Marty Bell
Publisher: New York, NY : Limelight Editions, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Bell, Marty.
Broadway stories.
New York, NY : Limelight Editions, ©1993
(OCoLC)609785087
Online version:
Bell, Marty.
Broadway stories.
New York, NY : Limelight Editions, ©1993
(OCoLC)622023045
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marty Bell
ISBN: 0879101741 9780879101749
OCLC Number: 28799335
Notes: "A Sue Katz & Associates, Inc. book."
Includes index.
Description: xiv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Overture --
Writing a show : "This job is not to be believed" : Lyricist David Zippel collaborates with Cy Coleman and Larry Gelbart on City of angels --
Developmental productions : "Something bad is happening" : Actor Stephen Bogardus takes an eleven-year roller-coaster ride to Broadway with Falsettos --
Workshops : "You hold your breath, you pray for death, and then you do the show" : The songwriting team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens tries out its work on "My favorite year" --
Producing : "Thats the way we do things in New Yawk" : Margo Lion runs through walls and slays dragons to get Jelly's last jam to Broadway --
Directing : "All right, already, I'm just a no-goodnik" : Jerry Zaks wrestles with the legend and the myth of Guys and dolls --
Auditioning : "Ain't nobody here but us chickens" : Actor Milton Craig Nealy adds Five guys named moe to his active repertoire --
Choreography : "Up among the stars" : Susan Stroman creates and stages the Act I finale for Crazy for You --
Previews : "Time is running out" : Book writer Peter Stone is called in to doctor "Grand hotel" and many other shows --
Flop : "Let's go home" : Understudy Kay McClelland survives the disappointment of Nick & Nora --
The critics' effect : "We dance" : Director-choreographer Graciela Daniele recovers from a beating on "Dangerous games" to triumph with Once on this island --
Leading lady : "Happiness comes in on tiptoe" : Actress Karen Ziemba performs in "And the world goes 'round and The most happy fella, on the same day --
Leading man : "Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar" : Actor Kevin Gray is transformed into The phantom of the opera --
Child actors : "A place where I can hide" : Twelve-year-old Lydia Ooghe gets to Broadway in Les miserables and The secret garden --
Visitor from another world : "I dunno nothin' about you" : After thirty years in opera, Spiro Malas tries Broadway and The most happy fella --
Long runs : "And I once understudied Dick Whittington's cat" : Actress Marlene Danielle celebrates her ninth anniversary in Cats --
The Tonys : "A barrel and a heap and I'm talking in my sleep" : Actress Faith Prince of Guys and dolls experiences stardom, May madness, and the Tony awards --
Epilogue : Curtain call.
Responsibility: by Marty Bell.

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