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Author Riedel, Michael (Theater critic), author.

Title Razzle dazzle : the battle for Broadway / Michael Riedel.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    792.0974 RIE    Available
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xiii, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [409]-422) and index.
Contents The ice age -- The Phantom -- Mr. Lee and Mr. J. J. -- While there is death there is hope -- Bastards, criminals, and drunks -- Changing of the guard -- New York, New York, a helluva mess -- The coup -- Rotten to the core -- Horsing around -- The paintman cometh -- The jockey -- The one -- The interloper -- I Love New York, especially in the evening -- The coiled cobra -- The Bernie and Jerry show -- The jockey and the godfather -- Civil war -- And the winner Is ... -- CAT$ -- Mesmerizing temptation -- End of the line -- The British are coming! The British are coming! -- Pick-a-little, Talk-a-little -- Nothing matters -- Exit music.
Summary "A revered and provocative theater observer presents a grand history of the producers, directors, actors, and critics battling for creative and financial control of Broadway"--Front jacket flap.
Subject Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century.
Shubert Organization -- History -- 20th century.
American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Musicals -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781451672169 (hardcover)
1451672160 (hardcover)

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