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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. 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 divided into 26 chapters to organize the accounts into some semblance of categories While there may be one or two repetitions it is an extremely well written work The little stories add spice to the history of the theater They reveal the foibles of individuals involved in the theater Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide up with the next anecdote if you really want The book is divided into 26 chapters to organize the accounts into some semblance of categories While there may be one or two repetitions it is an extremely well written work The little stories add spice to the history of the theater They reveal the foibles of individuals involved in the theater

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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. 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 having to provide too much exposition if you have to explain the joke to your audience it probably isn t funny The author seems to have the same two or three sourcesand something s decidedly wrong when in a book about Broadway stories the names of Ken Kantor Julie Kurnitz appear often than Audra McDonald And despite the nice shout out to his copy editor the book is rife with typos and mistakes which doesn t exactly make the stories contained seem particularly credible Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide 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 having to provide too much exposition if you have to explain the joke to your audience it probably isn t funny The author seems to have the same two or three sourcesand something s decidedly wrong when in a book about Broadway stories the names of Ken Kantor Julie Kurnitz appear often than Audra McDonald And despite the nice shout out to his copy editor the book is rife with typos and mistakes which doesn t exactly make the stories contained seem particularly credible

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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


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 sh

  2. says:

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

  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 having to provide too much exposition if you have to explain the joke to your audience it probably isn’t funny The author seems to have the same two or three sourcesand something’s decidedly wrong

  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 organized and poorly edited Many anecdotes without the context to help add to the enjoyment

  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 sto

  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 had

  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 divided into 26 chapters to organize the accounts into some semblance of categories While ther

  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 Bloom a world class theatre historian writes entertainingly and accessibly about

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