Tin Pan Alley and Broadway
You Can't Do That on Broadway
Presenting "a Raisin in the Sun" and Other Theatrical Improbabilities
Hardcover ISBN: 0879109602
"Philip Rose was in the right place so many times and he was the right person to be in those places. In this book he has written about the times and the people who lived in those times. He has written about history. To speak exactly, Philip Rose has made history. I welcome this book." - Maya Angelou
You Fascinate Me So
The Life and Times of Cy Coleman
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1480355909
A biography of the composer traces his rise from his time as a child musical prodigy in the 1930s to his days as a jazz pianist and early television personality before beginning a career in musical theatre, becoming a respected Broadway composer.
Ziegfeld and His Follies
A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer
Hardcover ISBN: 081316088x
The name Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (1867--1932) is synonymous with the decadent revues that the legendary impresario produced at the turn of the twentieth century. These extravagant performances were filled with catchy tunes, high-kicking chorus girls, striking costumes, and talented stars such as Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Marilyn Miller, W. C. Fields, and Will Rogers. After the success of his Follies, Ziegfeld revolutionized theater performance with the musicalShow Boat (1927) and continued making Broadway hits -- including Sally (1920),Rio Rita (1927), and The Three Musketeers (1928) -- several of which were adapted for the silver screen. In this definitive biography, authors Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson offer a comprehensive look at both the life and legacy of the famous producer. Drawing on a wide range of sources -- including Ziegfield's previously unpublished letters to his second wife, Billie Burke (who later played Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz), and to his daughter Patricia -- the Bridesons shed new light on this enigmatic man. They provide a lively and well-rounded account of Ziegfeld as a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a lover, and an alternately ruthless and benevolent employer. Lavishly illustrated with over seventy-five images, this meticulously researched book presents an intimate and in-depth portrait of a figure who profoundly changed American entertainment.