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The New York Times book of Broadway : on the aisle for the unforgettable plays of the last century

Author: Ben Brantley
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Ben Brantley relives unforgettable Broadway and off-Broadway moments. Witness the night a star was born, a director's brilliant debut, a play that broke new ground, a musical that redefined the genre, and even a terrible play that ran for years. This entertaining, essential volume for anyone who loves Broadway will include a foreword from a major actor, a full introduction by Ben Brantley, drama critic of The Times,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Brantley
ISBN: 031228411X 9780312284114
OCLC Number: 47521338
Description: xix, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Twenty-five production the defined the century: Hairy ape --
Show boat --
Waiting for Lefty --
Porgy and Bess --
You can't take it with you --
our town --
Oklahoma! --
Streetcar named desire --
Death of a salesman --
My fair lady --
Waiting for Godot --
Long day's journey into night --
West side story --
A raisin in the sun --
Caretaker --
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? --
Peter Brook's production of a midsummer night's dream --
Chorus line --
Sweeney Todd --
Cats --
Glengarry Glen Ross --
Ma Rainey's black bottom --
Angels in America (part 1: millennium approaches) --
Rent --
Wooster group's production of the Emperor Jones --
Unforgettable productions of the century: Sarah Bernhardt's La Dame aux Camelias --
Little millionaire --
Heartbreak house --
Ziegfeld follies of 1921 --
Hairy ape --
Abie's Irish rose --
Six characters in search of an author --
John Barrymore's Hamlet --
Adding machine --
Green hat --
Sex --
Funny face --
Show boat --
Front page --
Animal crackers --
Girl crazy --
Private lives --
Mourning becomes Electra --
Design for living --
3-penny opera --
Tobacco road --
Anything goes --
Waiting for Lefty --
Porgy and Bess --
Dead end --
Idiot's delight --
John Gielgud's Hamlet --
You can't take it with you --
Women --
Our town --
Boys from Syracuse --
Little foxes --
Philadelphia story --
Life with father --
Pal Joey --
Arsenic and old lace --
Lady in the dark --
Oklahoma! --
Paul Robeson's Othello --
On the town --
Glass menagerie --
Annie get your gun --
No exit --
Streetcar named desire --
Kiss me, Kate --
Death of a salesman --
South Pacific --
Gentlemen prefer blondes --
Member of the wedding --
Come back, little Sheba --
Guys and dolls --
Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh's Antony and Cleopatra --
Crucible --
Damn Yankees --
Diary of Anne Frank --
My fair lady --
Waiting for Godot --
Long day's journey into night --
West side story --
Look back in anger --
Music man --
Raisin in the sun --
Gypsy --
Fantasticks --
Rhinoceros --
Blacks --
Caretaker --
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? --
Beyond the fringe --
Hello, Dolly! --
Blood knot --
Funny girl --
Richard Burton's hamlet --
Fiddler on the roof --
Odd couple --
Marat/Sade --
Cabaret --
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead --
Boys in the band --
Hair --
Living theater's Frankenstein --
Great white hope --
Promises, promises --
Oh! Calcutta! --
No, no, Nanette --
Peter Brook's a midsummer night's dream --
Follies --
Basic training of Pavlo Hummel --
Much ado about nothing --
Butley --
Hot Baltimore --
Moon for the misbegotten --
Short eyes --
Equus --
Chorus line --
For colored girls --
Cherry orchard --
Uncommon women and others --
Ain't misbehavin' --
Buried child --
Sweeney Todd --
Sister Mary Ignatius explains --
Dreamgirls --
Cats --
Plenty --
Moose murders --
Glengarry Glen Ross --
Mystery of Irma Vep --
Ma Rainey's black bottom --
Les Miserables --
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune --
Six degrees of separation --
Angels in America (part 1: millennium approaches) --
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 --
Rent --
Bring in da noise/bring in da funk --
Chicago --
Doll's house --
Lion king --
Beauty queen of Leenane --
Wooster group's the emperor Jones --
Wit --
Play about the baby --
Producers --
Pulitzer Prizes in drama --
Tony (Antoinette Perry) Awards for best play and best musical.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Ben Brantley.
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