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Show Time: A Chronology of Broadway and the Theatre from Its Beginnings to the Present

Gene Brown

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ISBN 10: 0028620720 / ISBN 13: 9780028620725
Published by Macmillan General Reference, 1998
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Show Time: A Chronology of Broadway and the ...

Publisher: Macmillan General Reference

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st.

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Show Time is a comprehensive, entertaining, detailed chronology of the history of the Broadway stage, from the earliest days of vaudeville to today s ever-increasing interest in theater and its stars. Following in the tradition of Movie Time, it traces the rise and development of the Broadway stage year by year from the 19th century through 1997. Anecdotes about legendary show business personalities, productions, and incidents, combined with quotes, famous firsts, awards, stage trivia, and more make this a unique compendium that every theater-goer will want to own. (paper)

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Show Time has been Playbill On-Line's "Pick of the Week," and has also received these reviews:

From The Hollywood Reporter, under the headline, "New Gene Brown Book is Near-Perfect Fan Companion" (reviewed January 6, 1998, by Robert Osborne):
"Highly recommended for anyone with a Broadway bent . . . If you have this book in hand, you can forget all about the 10-20, videotapes you'd want to have if shipwrecked on that proverbial desert island. Show Time is all the company you'd need to keep yourself occupied and fascinated for at least a decade . . . this book is a pleaser and a pleasure."

From the CurtainUp website review:
". . . an exhaustively researched and immensely satisfying theater reference book. . . . It makes for a delightfully browsable compendium that compels you to keep turning the pages as a box of Godiva chocolates lures you to keep nibbling. . . . an excellent value and a solid addition to any theater enthusiast's library . . . the large and handsome volume would look well on any coffee table . . ..

The Washington Post ( Sunday, January 25, 1998; Page X12):
"Actors, playwrights, even theaters have come and gone; but the Broadway of which they were a part survives. Show Time comprehensively documents the personnel and the productions that built the Great White Way"

From the Tony Awards Online website:
Written by the author of Movie Time, Show Time presents comprehensive, detailed chronicles of record-breaking premieres and closings, intrigues, scandals and "might-have-beens."

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