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Full-Blown Fosse

Fosse By Sam Wasson (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013) Sam Wasson’s mammoth Fosse autobiography is out in a new trade paperback edition. Its 700-plus pages give it an appealing boxy […]

Wasn’t 2014 Loverly?

The announced 2014 Broadway revival of My Fair Lady (co-produced by Clive Davis and the Nederlander organization, directed by Bartlett Sher, with Colin Firth and then Ralph Fiennes mentioned as […]

Arthur Laurents Being Direct

Mainly on Directing—Gypsy, West Side Story and Other Musicals By Arthur Laurents (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2014) Arthur Laurents did so much for so long that it took two […]

Were You the Doctor and I Knew You Not?

Doctor Who—The Shakespeare Notebooks By James Goss, Jonathan Morris, Julian Richards, Justin Richards and Matthew Sweet (Harper Design, 2014) Here’s a book that my 12-year-old daughter Mabel and I both […]

Tim Minchin, the Matilda songwriter, whose Tim Minchin & the Heritage Orchestra concert special (now available on Netflix) gave me some of the biggest laughs I’ve had this year.


theatermania.com, broadwayworld.com and playbill.com all ran the news that Bombshell, the musical that fueled all the backstabbing action in the TV show Smash, is getting a concert staging in June, […]