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BARBARA ISENBERG, author of Tradition!, is an award winning journalist who has been writing and lecturing about theater for over three decades. She is the author of Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical, State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work and Conversations with Frank Gehry. Her work has appeared in the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Esquire, The Huffington Post, and London's Sunday Times. She received a Distinguished Artist Award from the Los Angeles Music Center and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Institute. She lives in Los Angeles.

Her new book, Tradition!: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, The World's Most Beloved
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Cat In The City by Julie Salamon
Cat In The City
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I really enjoyed this book, which is a solid children's book, but also a rich, multi-textured book for adults as well. It truly highlights how we create homes and family, and how all of that can change over time. The drawings are also excellent and h ...more
Tradition! by Barbara Isenberg
"When I entered this Goodreads giveaway it was motivated by the fact I grew up in Manhattan and going to Broadway shows was as natural for me as going to the movies was to kids growing up in areas far less rich with cultural opportunities. Of cours..." Read more of this review »
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This is the first book I read by the author and journalist Julie Salamon, and it led me to read more of her books. She has the journalist's skill of placing you right in the action and the writer's skill of making sure you understand and enjoy what y ...more
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This is a smart, beautifully written book about a complex, strong and creative woman who died too soon.
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Tradition! by Barbara Isenberg
“Rarely offstage, rarely on hiatus, Fiddler on the Roof has already been back on Broadway for four revivals, played London's West End four times, and remains among Broadway's longest-running shows ever.”
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Conversations with Frank Gehry by Barbara Isenberg
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“The problem with being a second-generation Californian is you're not objective about California itself. I think a lot of people come here for the comfort of it, or to reinvent themselves, and maybe creative people are natural searchers, searching for someplace to be. The lifestyle becomes very appealing--Clint Eastwood”
Barbara Isenberg, State of the Arts: California Artists Talk about Their Work

“Two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. We've never quite made peace with that in the theater---set designer Robin Wagner”
Barbara Isenberg, Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical

“Writing the musical City of Angels was a wonderful job I gave myself. I returned to my loves of swing music and black-and-white movies and to the Los Angeles of my boyhood--playwright and tv writer Larry Gelbart”
Barbara Isenberg, State of the Arts: California Artists Talk about Their Work

“Two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. We've never quite made peace with that in the theater---set designer Robin Wagner”
Barbara Isenberg, Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical

“The problem with being a second-generation Californian is you're not objective about California itself. I think a lot of people come here for the comfort of it, or to reinvent themselves, and maybe creative people are natural searchers, searching for someplace to be. The lifestyle becomes very appealing--Clint Eastwood”
Barbara Isenberg, State of the Arts: California Artists Talk about Their Work

“Writing the musical City of Angels was a wonderful job I gave myself. I returned to my loves of swing music and black-and-white movies and to the Los Angeles of my boyhood--playwright and tv writer Larry Gelbart”
Barbara Isenberg, State of the Arts: California Artists Talk about Their Work

“Rarely offstage, rarely on hiatus, Fiddler on the Roof has already been back on Broadway for four revivals, played London's West End four times, and remains among Broadway's longest-running shows ever.”
Barbara Isenberg, Tradition!: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, the World's Most Beloved Musical




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