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

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Show and Tell

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 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 idea who those two semi stars are this may be a fun read

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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 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


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

  2. says:

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

  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 wron

  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 stories he has heard directly from the people involved as well as from well known stories The word “show” in th

  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 Th

  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 Y

  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 abo

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