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It Happened on Broadway: An Oral History of the Great White Way

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In this deliciously revealing oral history of Broadway since World War II, more than 100 theater veterans-including Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle, and Al Hirschfeld-deliver the behind-the-scenes story of the hits, the stars, the feuds, and the fiascoes. Black-and-white and color photos throughout.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 31st 1998 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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****Copy from Netgalley in return for an honest review****

As someone who goes to quite a lot of theatre (we're talking 20+ shows a year) and managed seven Broadway shows in five days when I went to New York a few years back, this book jumped out at me when I saw it on Netgalley. It's a really interesting Oral History of Broadway - with stories from some of the best known names of the Golden Age and the people connected with them.

I really enjoyed getting some behind the scenes glimpses of the US
Lisa Bentley

A potted history of the golden years on Broadway; told by those who worked the theatre life and lived to tell the tale.


There are very few things in this world that can cause a frisson of excitement to creep up my spine and make my hair stand on end. The most powerful of this small selection is the musical. There is something about them that can reduce me to the eighteen month old girl who turned to her mother whilst watching her very first stage production and said “Mummy, I want t
Jenni Schell
I loved, loved, loved this book. It had so much information that I didn't know about. I recommend this to anyone that has a love of the Theater.
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