A dream come true. This is what Frank Verlizzo, aka Fraver, has been living.
“[a] well-written memoir.”
Laura Jacobs’ Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Dance delves into the lasting appeal of classical ballets like Giselle, La Sylphide, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and, of course,
Bob Fosse was a choreographic creative force of nature who invented his own dance genre that changed American musical theater in his time and for generations of Broadway dancers to come.
Gold Dust Woman, the unauthorized biography of pop music legend Stevie Nicks, can be read two ways.
The Mudd Club was the Brigadoon of the late ’70s New York City music scene.
Ink & Paint, The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation by Mindy Johnson corrects the misguided perception regarding women’s lack of contribution to the animation industry.
Andrew Dickson is former arts editor at the Guardian, was at the 2012 Shakespeare festival at the Globe Theater in London highlighted by productions of Shakespeare from all over the world
“. . . a pleasant surprise [tracing] disparate forms of American music to their roots in Kentucky.”
“. . . despite its failings, The Godfather Effect is generally engaging.
“Nothing about Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen is hasty or superficial. Author Lust offers the essences of the work in every page.
“. . . with More Room in a Broken Heart, we hear the ballad of Carly, sung long and sultry, in a voice as crisp as a winter’s night. . . .
“The nine short works are not all theater masterworks, but they are a fair representation of the spectrum of styles and subjects being examined by contemporary playwrights.”
“Fundamentals of Theatrical Design hardly ever loses steam. . . .
“. . . an acting book that is both valuable and informative. . . . a plethora of insights.”
“Simply put, avid concertgoers will likely enjoy this book or throw up reading it—perhaps both.”
“Sitting Pretty is filled with enough anecdotes to keep movie fans happy and intimate details enough for gossip fans as well.”
One often approaches a sequel or second edition with a certain amount of trepidation.
Part biography, part multimedia art smorgasbord, John’s Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon is more than just a nonfiction picture book: It’s a work of art itself.
Cecil B. DeMille was one of the first true giants of the American film industry. His bigger than life persona has inspired author Eyman to attempt a bigger than life portrait.
Author John Caird is an impressively credentialed theater man.
BlueBridge Books, November 2009