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Everything Was Possible by Ted Chapin
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Feb 18, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: musical-theater, favorites, memoir

This is arguably the best book about musical theater. Ted Chapin worked as a gopher on Follies and wrote this book based on his experiences of the production. The book really captures the collaborative nature of theater and all of the struggles a production must go through to make it to Broadway. And of course, this production involved Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince and Michael Bennett. If you like theater this book is a must read.

On a side note,Chapin, now the president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, came to one of my classes in college to talk about South Pacific. He's a great speaker - so if you ever get the chance to hear him talk it will definitely be worthwhile.

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