December 2014

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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.

Bombshell-Shocked, and 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, […]