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Show and Tell chapter 1 Show and Tell , meaning Show and Tell , genre Show and Tell , book cover Show and Tell , flies Show and Tell , Show and Tell 472cc8ba8280c 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 Hamilton 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 From 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 Beautiful


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 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.


  2. says:

    Organized alphabetically by person, this is an old style compilation of gossip column zingers, centered on the golden age of Broadway theater there are some contemporary stories, but most of this is background on the Man Who Came to Dinner and jokes from Auntie Mame s theater phase.


  3. 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.


  4. says:

    DNF I love a good anecdote, especially about Broadway But damn This jumps from thought to thought with no true ties.


  5. 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 the title has two meanings First, the stories are about theater experiences, primarily shows on Broadway Secondly, in telling the anecdotes, Bloom is showing the reader many facets of what goes on during the entire process of putting a play on the stage, beginning with developing the concept and continuing until the show closes Among many other issues, it talks about writing the show and composing the music, casting, rehearsals, race issues, out of town tryouts and tours, audiences, publicity, stunts, performances, and tragedies He tells how some of stars used their position to treat people who they considered competition poorly, sometimes even cruelly Be prepared to get a whole new perspective on some people who you might have thought were wonderful And he also names some who everyone loved Most of the anecdotes are amusing and revealing Some of them include stories about The Jewish actor from Galicia in Eastern Europe who changed his name and received the Italo American award When Michael Crawford was leaving Phantom of the Opera, Sammy Davis was considered for his replacement The reason he didn t get the role The general manager said, wrong eye The Royal Opera House in Copenhagen s use of Porgy and Bess and the Danes use of It Ain t Necessarily So during the Nazi Era Why whistling in a theater is considered bad luck Why Lin Manuel Miranda would not let Madonna come backstage after a performance of Hamilton At the end, Bloom provides a very helpful list of recommendations for further reading The book, while generally well written, was repetitious a few times.


  6. says:

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


  7. says:

    I received a copy of the ebook from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.I really think this book could have been organized much better Especially in the beginning Sometimes it felt like reading an encyclopedia without defined entries The stories could bleed into each other in a way Making it easier to read in smaller chunks By the latter half of the book, it wasn t as bad This is why I ve docked a star.With that said, it had a lot of great stories I m a casual fan, so many of these anecdotes were new to me Many were funny, some were interesting and a few sad ones too Overall, it was very enjoyable I would recommend it to that any fan of the stage, Broadway in particular.


  8. 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 You can put it down and pick up with the next anecdote if you really want The book is divided into 26 chapters to organize the accounts into some semblance of categories While there may be one or two repetitions it is an extremely well written work The little stories add spice to the history of the theater They reveal the foibles of individuals involved in the theater.


  9. 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 about the theatre Ken Bloom, a world class theatre historian, writes entertainingly and accessibly about Broadway, with a cornucopia of anecdotes involving some of Broadway s greatest practitioners This is that rare book, one you can dip into and be entertained by, and one you can learn from A winner.


  10. says:

    awesome, wonderful, fabulous book of Broadway anecdotes you may never have heard A terrific read for every person out there who loves Broadway and the artists that create it I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK I didn t want it to end..and it read really quickly..thank you Netgalley and Oxford University Press


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