Patti LuPone

Patti LuPone Author Patti LuPone
ISBN-10 9780307460752
Release 2010-09-14
Pages 320
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The legendary Patti LuPone is one of the theatre’s most beloved leading ladies. Now she lays it all bare, sharing the intimate story of her life both onstage and off--through the dizzying highs and darkest lows--with the humor and outspokenness that have become her trademarks. With nearly 100 photographs and illuminating details about the life of a working actor, from inspired costars and demanding directors to her distinct perspective on how she developed and honed her Tony Award–winning performances, Patti LuPone: A Memoir is as inspirational as it is entertaining. And though the title might say “a memoir,” this is ultimately a love letter to the theatre by a unique American artist. Raised on Long Island’s North Shore, Patti discovered her calling at the age of four and knew that she was destined for the stage. A prodigiously gifted child, she was one of only 36 young actors chosen for the inaugural class of The Juilliard School’s Drama Division, where she fought near-constant criticism from her instructors, and here describes those early years with disarming frankness. From the heady days of her early twenties—crisscrossing the country as a founding member of the classical repertory theatre ensemble, The Acting Company--to her early success on Broadway, her four-year stint as Libby Thacher on the television series Life Goes On, her loving marriage to Matt Johnston, and much, much more, Patti chronicles her professional and personal life with inimitable candor and wit. With its insightful retrospective of her career-defining turns, both on Broadway and abroad, in Evita, Les Misérables, Anything Goes, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd, and Gypsy, Patti LuPone: A Memoir reveals the artist’s deeply felt passion for music and the theatre and is, in the end, the compelling and quintessential tale of an exceptional life well lived. “I have been incredibly fortunate over the course of my career to have been associated with some extraordinary dramatic and musical productions, and also some rather spectacular disasters. Looking back, I can find gifts and life lessons in every one.”

The Unreachable Star

The Unreachable Star Author Maile Hernandez
ISBN-10 1419696726
Release 2008
Pages 251
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In The Unreachable Star: My Unauthorized Travels with Patti LuPone, author Maile Hernandez shares her story of following a Broadway legend on tour with star-struck enthrallment and her struggles as a mother to an autistic child. Dramatic in all the right ways, this poignant and reflective memoir reads as a deeply felt confession that wades through the waters of what it means to sail upon the shores of self-revelation. As lively and lilting as a memoir can be, there is an often self-deprecating tone, which reads as the tender weight of a life that inadvertently went off-course. A lawyer-turned-overwhelmed-parent began to renew her old singing and acting career after realizing a long-sought childhood dream of seeing Patti LuPone (of Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, and Evita) live on Broadway. With poise and grace, Hernandez paints a vivid picture of what success is â as a wife, as a mother, and as a performer â and shares an inspired tale of what it takes to keep reaching for unreachable stars.

Furious Love

Furious Love Author Sam Kashner
ISBN-10 9783641079260
Release 2012-04-17
Pages 544
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Eine Liebe, zu groß für die Ewigkeit - Die einzige Biografie des Skandalpaars in Zusammenarbeit mit Elizabeth Taylor »Sie war so unfassbar schön, dass ich beinahe lachen musste. Sie war einfach hinreißend und unglaublich sinnlich. Sie war, kurz gesagt, einfach eine Nummer zu groß, und nicht nur das: Sie ignorierte mich auch noch völlig.« – So beginnt eine Affäre, die bald die ganze Welt in Atem hält: Alkoholexzesse, Sex, Trennungen, Glamourauftritte und millionenschwere Versöhnungsgeschenke: Die Burtons lebten und liebten, als gäbe es kein Morgen. Leidenschaftlich, zerstörerisch, berauschend – eine Liebe, die sie ihr Leben lang nicht mehr losließ ...

Close up on Sunset Boulevard

Close up on Sunset Boulevard Author Sam Staggs
ISBN-10 9781466830462
Release 2003-02-04
Pages 320
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Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, a classic film noir and also a damning dissection of the Hollywood dream factory, evokes the glamour and ruin of the stars who subsist on that dream. It's also one long in-joke about the movie industry and those who made it great-and who were, in turn, destroyed by it. One of the most critically admired films of the twentieth century, Sunset Boulevard is also famous as silent star Gloria Swanson's comeback picture. Close-Up On Sunset Boulevard tells the story of this extravagant work, from the writing, casting and filming to the disastrous previews that made Paramount consider shelving it. It's about the writing team of Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett-sardonically called "the happiest couple in Hollywood"-and their raucous professional relationship. It's about the art direction and the sets, the costumes, the props, the lights and the cameras, and the personalities who used those tools to create a cinematic work of art. Staggs goes behind the scenes to reveal: William Holden, endlessly attacked by his bitter wife and already drinking too much; Nancy Olson, the cheerful ingenue who had never heard of the great Gloria Swanson; the dark genius Erich von Stroheim; the once famous but long-forgotten "Waxworks"; and of course Swanson herself, who-just like Norma Desmond-had once been "the greatest star of them all." But the story of Sunset Boulevard doesn't end with the movie's success and acclaim at its release in l950. There's much more, and Staggs layers this stylish book with fascinating detail, following the actors and Wilder into their post-Sunset careers and revealing Gloria Swanson's never-ending struggle to free herself from the clutches of Norma Desmond. Close-Up On Sunset Boulevard also chronicles the making of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical production of Sunset Boulevard and the explosive diva controversies that dogged it. The book ends with a shocking example of Hollywood life imitating Hollywood art. By the last page of this rich narrative, readers will conclude: We are those "wonderful people out there in the dark."

Die Kraft gelebter Gegenwart

Die Kraft gelebter Gegenwart Author Michael Brown
ISBN-10 9783641069193
Release 2012-03-19
Pages 416
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Angst, Wut, Trauer – negative Gefühle wie diese, zurückgehend bis in die Kindheit und längst vergessen geglaubt, beeinflussen täglich unser Erleben und hindern uns daran, absolut im Jetzt zu sein. Jeder Versuch, zu innerem Frieden und Gelassenheit zu gelangen, ist zum Scheitern verurteilt, solange diese Gefühle unterdrückt und ausgeblendet werden. Mit Hilfe Michael Browns 10-wöchiger Reise lernt der Leser, diese Hindernisse zu erkennen und anzunehmen, um schließlich im intensiven Erleben der Gegenwart anzukommen.

16 Great Stars of the Broadway Musical Paper Dolls

16 Great Stars of the Broadway Musical Paper Dolls Author Tom Tierney
ISBN-10 0486436845
Release 2004-08-01
Pages 32
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Figures of Gertrude Lawrence, Patti Lupone, Diahann Carroll, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch, and 11 other great ladies, each with costumes from two of her most famous shows.

Broadway Musical MVPs 1960 2010

Broadway Musical MVPs  1960 2010 Author Peter Filichia
ISBN-10 9781557839305
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 336
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(Applause Books). Every year, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League name a Most Valuable Player an MVP. The Broadway musical community doesn't. Oh, there are the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, and the Theatre World Awards. But what if Broadway selected a MVP each season? In Broadway Musical MVPs: 1960-2010, The Most Valuable Players of the Past 50 Seasons , Peter Filichia names his choices for the MVPs of each of the past 50 Broadway seasons they might be performers, producers, directors, or choreographers. Not surprisingly, many of the featured MVPs are multitaskers, such as directors who also choreographed, or wrote the book, or even designed the costumes! Also included are awards in categories such as Comeback Player of the Year, Reliever of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Led League in Errors. From Tammy Grimes, MVP of the 1960-61 season for The Unsinkable Molly Brown , to Joe DiPietro, MVP of the 2009-10 season for Memphis , Filichia recognizes the best and the brightest that have appeared on Broadway.

Glee Band 03

Glee  Band 03 Author Sophia Lowell
ISBN-10 9783505130687
Release 2011-12-19
Pages 256
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Glee ist ein Dauerbrenner: Seit die US-Hitserie im deutschen TV läuft, hat sie unzählige Fans gewonnen. Die Wartezeit auf die nächste Staffel lässt sich perfekt mit dem neuen Roman verkürzen: Sommerferien an der McKinley High, Faulenzen ist angesagt. Aber nicht für den Glee-Club! Der gibt den Kids in der Stadt Gesangsunterricht. Nur Rachel hat sich abgeseilt und plant ihr eigenes Star-Power-Sommerprogramm. Doch es bleibt bei der Planung: Sie stolpert und stürzt - und wacht in einer völlig abgedrehten Welt auf. Sie selbst ist ein Broadway-Star, Mercedes eine Top-Cheerleaderin, Sue ist plötzlich zahm, und Brittany leitet den Glee-Club. Traum oder Albtraum?

Heat Alex Cross 15

Heat   Alex Cross 15  Author James Patterson
ISBN-10 9783641069131
Release 2012-03-27
Pages 368
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Die Sünden der Mächtigen fordern unschuldige Opfer ... Alex Cross schwört, den Killer zu fassen, der für die brutale Ermordung seiner Nichte verantwortlich ist. Doch schnell findet er heraus, dass sie nicht die unschuldige junge Frau war, für die er sie gehalten hat. Während der Jagd nach dem Mörder bringt Cross einige sehr mächtige und sehr gefährliche Männer gegen sich auf. Da verlangt das Weiße Haus, dass er seine Untersuchungen einstellt. Alex Cross wird klar, dass die Wahrheit die Welt erschüttern könnte – doch das hat ihn noch nie aufgehalten!

Current Biography Yearbook 1989

Current Biography Yearbook 1989 Author
Release 1990
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Current Biography Yearbook 1989 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Current Biography Yearbook 1989 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Current Biography Yearbook 1989 book for free.

High Cheekbones Pouty Lips Tight Jeans

High Cheekbones  Pouty Lips  Tight Jeans Author Alan Farrell
ISBN-10 9781430304340
Release 2007
Pages 328
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Film reviews from the pages of The Advocate by Alan F. Farrell. By special arrangement with the author, third and expanded edition. This is a collection of reviews written as durable and significant essays, not as newspaper fillers. They are artful and re-readable, funny and highly memorable social-cultural commentary, not plot-description and pro-Studio puff-pieces. Nominated for the 2006 Library of Virginia Literary Awards in Nonfiction

Theatre World

Theatre World Author John A. Willis
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105210917287
Release 1998
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Theatre World has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Theatre World also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Theatre World book for free.

San Francisco Symphony Playbill

San Francisco Symphony Playbill Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019469516
Release 2007
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San Francisco Symphony Playbill has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from San Francisco Symphony Playbill also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full San Francisco Symphony Playbill book for free.

Changed for Good

Changed for Good Author Stacy Wolf
ISBN-10 9780199831234
Release 2011-07-07
Pages 320
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From Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" to Nina in "In the Heights" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theatre - performers, creators, and characters -- from the start of the cold war to the present day, creating a new, feminist history of the genre. Moving from decade to decade, Wolf first highlights the assumptions that circulated about gender and sexuality at the time. She then looks at the leading musicals to stress the key aspects of the plays as they relate to women, and often finds overlooked moments of empowerment for female audience members. The musicals discussed here are among the most beloved in the canon--"West Side Story," "Cabaret," "A Chorus Line," "Phantom of the Opera," and many others--with special emphasis on the blockbuster "Wicked." Along the way, Wolf demonstrates how the musical since the mid-1940s has actually been dominated by women--women onstage, women in the wings, and women offstage as spectators and fans.


Playbill Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105213164267
Release 2007-12
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Sing for Your Supper

Sing for Your Supper Author Ethan Mordden
ISBN-10 9781466893474
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 288
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In the 1930s, Broadway's lights still burned brightly. Ethan Mordden completes his history of the Broadway musical by taking a look at this forgotten era. Shows like Anything Goes brought the glitter of Cole Porter and Merman's brass to the public. Innovations in dance were pioneered by Balanchine and others. Scenic advancements made Astaire's The Band Wagon move across the stage in novel ways. Gershwin's revolutionary Porgy and Bess entered the canon of American Classics. And The Cradle Will Rock and Johnny Johnson took the American political temperature. With his trademark wit and style, Ethan Mordden shines the spotlight on Broadway's forgotten decade.

National Theatre Critics Reviews

National Theatre Critics  Reviews Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X002585310
Release 1995
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National Theatre Critics Reviews has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from National Theatre Critics Reviews also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full National Theatre Critics Reviews book for free.