Theater

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“an extraordinary and thought provoking view on the playwright’s life and works.”

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It’s a theatrical occasion when a celebrated playwright gets around to publishing his memoirs and reveals how a play is born.

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“an important entry into the literature of American dance history. It deserves recognition as a classic.”

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John Lahr just won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his penetrating biography of Tennessee Williams.

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New York Times arts journalist Eric Grode’s The Book of Broadway is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book with capsule histories of each show.

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Black Broadway is a wonderful book. . . . lushly illustrated with oversized historic photographs . . . genius . . .”

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“To this latest book (a collection of good-sized pieces for The New York Review of Books and quite a few, well, bad-sized ones, little nuggets he wrote as speeches or trib

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“Stay, Illusion! is not a graceful gavotte but a gallop through the fields of thought . . .”

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“In so many other places in Look, I Made a Hat, as here, Stephen Sondheim has tales to tell, names to drop and wonderful, rich, savory mincemeat to make of others, all in his own i

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“And so it goes. In the end, Shatner’s Rules, like Shatner’s ego and Shatner’s vocal patterns, are uniquely his own.

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“We should all live such lives—dreaming and attaining, loving and lusting—and look so good when we sit down to write our memoirs. . . .

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“This biography could have easily been titled The Tale of Two Colberts; however, Colbert’s signature ‘truthiness’ seems to befit the style and enjoyment Ms.

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“Throughout Rin Tin Tin: The Life of the Legend Susan Orlean presents a story that is as engrossing as it is illuminating, which is, of course, her special magic.