Category Archives: Books

Rest of the Story: Book Reviews

In 2000, Applause Books released Original Story by Arthur Laurents: A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood, to wide acclaim. In that book, Laurents not only detailed the creation of his landmark musicals West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959) but … Continue reading

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Loverly: Book Reviews

Oxford University Press recently released Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady to mixed but generally positive reviews. Using previously unpublished documents, author Dominic McHugh presents a new, behind-the-scenes look at the five-year creation of My Fair Lady. … Continue reading

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Ship Without a Sail: Book Reviews

Last week, Simon & Schuster released A Ship Without a Sail to overwhelmingly positive reviews. The new book from entertainment journalist Gary Marmorstein is being called the definitive biography of lyricist Lorenz Hart, the brilliant but troubled writing partner of … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List

If you’re like me, you spent most of June catching up with this past season’s New York productions of musicals. Over a frenzied Memorial Day holiday in New York, I saw six shows in four days! As New York (and … Continue reading

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