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Milton the perpetrator was Madonna In Show and Tell The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes Broadway aficionado in chief Ken Bloom takes us on a spirited spin through some of the most intriguing factoids in show business offering up an unconventional history of the theatre in all its idiosyncratic glory F. Delightful Funny Informative Juicy These are just four of the many words that describe SHOW TELL by Ken Bloom based on stories he has heard directly from the people involved as well as from well known stories The word show in the title has two meanings First the stories are about theater experiences primarily shows on Broadway Secondly in telling the anecdotes Bloom is showing the reader many facets of what goes on during the entire process of putting a play on the stage beginning with developing the concept and continuing until the show closes Among many other issues it talks about writing the show and composing the music casting rehearsals race issues out of town tryouts and tours audiences publicity stunts performances and tragedies He tells how some of stars used their position to treat people who they considered competition poorly sometimes even cruelly Be prepared to get a whole new perspective on some people who you might have thought were wonderful And he also names some who everyone loved Most of the anecdotes are amusing and revealing Some of them include stories about The Jewish actor from Galicia in Eastern Europe who changed his name and received the Italo American award When Michael Crawford was leaving Phantom of the Opera Sammy Davis was considered for his replacement The reason he didn t get the role The general manager said wrong eye The Royal Opera House in Copenhagen s use of Porgy and Bess and the Danes use of It Ain t Necessarily So during the Nazi Era Why whistling in a theater is considered bad luck Why Lin Manuel Miranda would not let Madonna come backstage after a performance of Hamilton At the end Bloom provides a very helpful list of recommendations for further reading The book while generally well written was repetitious a few times Dreams of Glass business offering up an unconventional history of the theatre in all its idiosyncratic glory F. Delightful Funny Informative Juicy These are just four of the many words that describe SHOW TELL Zawieszenie niewiary by Ken Bloom Healing Sex based on stories he has heard directly from the people involved as well as from well known stories The word show in the title has two meanings First the stories are about theater experiences primarily shows on Broadway Secondly in telling the anecdotes Bloom is showing the reader many facets of what goes on during the entire process of putting a play on the stage Spark (Stronger, beginning with developing the concept and continuing until the show closes Among many other issues it talks about writing the show and composing the music casting rehearsals race issues out of town tryouts and tours audiences publicity stunts performances and tragedies He tells how some of stars used their position to treat people who they considered competition poorly sometimes even cruelly Be prepared to get a whole new perspective on some people who you might have thought were wonderful And he also names some who everyone loved Most of the anecdotes are amusing and revealing Some of them include stories about The Jewish actor from Galicia in Eastern Europe who changed his name and received the Italo American award When Michael Crawford was leaving Phantom of the Opera Sammy Davis was considered for his replacement The reason he didn t get the role The general manager said wrong eye The Royal Opera House in Copenhagen s use of Porgy and Bess and the Danes use of It Ain t Necessarily So during the Nazi Era Why whistling in a theater is considered Wonder Woman and Philosophy bad luck Why Lin Manuel Miranda would not let Madonna come Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung backstage after a performance of Hamilton At the end Bloom provides a very helpful list of recommendations for further reading The Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, book while generally well written was repetitious a few times

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Did you know that Frank Sinatra was nearly considered for the original production of Fiddler on the Roof Or that Jerome Robbins never choreographed the famous Dance at the Gym in West Side Story Or that Lin Manuel Miranda called out an audience member on Twitter for texting during a performance of Ha. Organized alphabetically by person this is an old style compilation of gossip column zingers centered on the golden age of Broadway theater there are some contemporary stories but most of this is background on the Man Who Came to Dinner and jokes from Auntie Mame s theater phase

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Rom the cantankerous retorts of George Abbott to the literally show stopping antics of Katharine Hepburn you'll learn about the adventures and star turns of some of the Broadway's biggest personalities and discover little known tidbits about beloved plays and musicals from The Black Crook to Beautifu. I received a copy of the ebook from Net Galley in exchange for an honest reviewI really think this book could have been organized much better Especially in the beginning Sometimes it felt like reading an encyclopedia without defined entries The stories could bleed into each other in a way Making it easier to read in smaller chunks By the latter half of the book it wasn t as bad This is why I ve docked a starWith that said it had a lot of great stories I m a casual fan so many of these anecdotes were new to me Many were funny some were interesting and a few sad ones too Overall it was very enjoyable I would recommend it to that any fan of the stage Broadway in particular


10 thoughts on “Show and Tell

  1. says:

    Confusingly organized and poorly edited this collection of theater anecdotes is sometimes fun but mostly useless It's often hard to tell where one story ends and the next begins because the tales are so innocuous and dull I found myself asking Wait was that it? or What was the point of that? Also the subtitle should really be Memories from Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller since basically every other page is about one of them If you have any

  2. says:

    Organized alphabetically by person this is an old style compilation of gossip column zingers centered on the golden age of

  3. says:

    Sadly this is a rehash of many familiar anecdotes that are uite frankly told better elsewhere Some go off on odd tangents; others like a bad Saturday Night Live Skit simply don’t end; still others suffer from the author

  4. says:

    This book was a gift from my daughter While I am grateful for the gift the book was a disappointment It is badly o

  5. says:

    DNF I love a good anecdote especially about Broadway But damn This jumps from thought to thought with no true ties

  6. says:

    Delightful Funny Informative Juicy These are just four of the many words that describe SHOW TELL by Ken Bloom based on stories he has heard directly from the people involved as well as from well known stories The word “show” in the title ha

  7. says:

    Fun read for Broadway aficionados All others might think much ado about nothing

  8. says:

    I received a copy of the ebook from Net Galley in exchange for an honest reviewI really think this book could have been organized much better Especially in the beginning Sometimes it felt like reading an encyclopedia without defined entries The stories could bleed into each other in a way Making it easier to read in smaller chunks By the latter half of the book it wasn't as bad This is why I've docked a starWith that said it ha

  9. says:

    Though it is a collection of anecdotes about the theater it is sometimes difficult to put down The stories are short but it is such a fun read You can put it down and pick up with the next anecdote if you really want The book is divi

  10. says:

    This book is a joy to read whether you love theatre as an audience member work in the theatre or simply want to learn about the theatre Ken Blo

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