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.”



Patti LuPone

Patti LuPone Author Patti LuPone
ISBN-10 9780307460745
Release 2011-11
Pages 324
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The multiple award-winning actress traces the story of her career from her junior high-school performance of the title character in Gypsy to her 2008 opening on Broadway as Louise's mother, Rose, in a candid account that also describes her personal and professional relationships. Reprint.



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.



The Anarchist

The Anarchist Author David Mamet
ISBN-10 9781559364287
Release 2013-01-18
Pages 96
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Anarchist [an/er-kist] n. 1. A person who opposes the authority of the state. 2. A person who causes disorder or upheaval. 3. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s new play about one woman who is put away for life, and another who is committed to her rehabilitation. “Students of Mamet won’t want to miss it; I was engaged and compelled throughout. Indeed, The Anarchist is a counterweight to the conventional dramatic tropes of family, love and death.” –Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune “The Anarchist leaves no shortage of material for after-theater debate.” –Elysa Gardner, USA Today “Being challenged to rethink your own perceptions and prejudices is a refreshing thrill of the sort that has otherwise been in short supply so far this season…it makes The Anarchist one of Mamet’s most trenchant and timely offerings ever.” –Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Broadway “The viewer experiences Mamet’s signature rhythmic language. In what is like a ping-pong game, this battle of two women over freedom, power, money, religion—and the lack thereof, remains compelling during the eighty-five minutes it runs…Powerful, thought-provoking, and current.” –LA Splash Magazine David Mamet is a playwright, essayist and screenwriter who directs for both the stage and film. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Glengarry Glen Ross. His plays include China Doll, Race, The Anarchist, American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, November, The Cryptogram, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Lakeboat, The Water Engine, The Duck Variations, Reunion, The Blue Hour, The Shawl, Bobby gould in Hell, Edmond, Romance, The Old Neighborhood and his adaptation of The Voysey Inheritance.



Shows for Days

Shows for Days Author Douglas Carter Beane
ISBN-10 9780822234586
Release 2017-03-16
Pages 61
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It’s May 1973 when a young man wanders into a dilapidated community theater in Reading, PA. The company members welcome him—well, only because they need a set painter that day. The young man then proceeds to soak up all the idealism and the craziness that comes with being part of a struggling theater company with big dreams. When a playwright looks back at his beginnings in the theater and decides to chronicle those experiences in a play, all sorts of things can happen. If you’re Douglas Carter Beane, who grew out of his Reading, PA, community theater days to become one of the stage’s master writers, it’s bound to bring a measure of gimlet-eyed reflection, a large dollop of self-deprecation, and a heaping dose of hilarity.



Nothing Like a Dame

Nothing Like a Dame Author Eddie Shapiro
ISBN-10 9780190208851
Release 2014-02-28
Pages 384
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In Nothing Like a Dame, theater journalist Eddie Shapiro opens a jewelry box full of glittering surprises, through in-depth conversations with twenty leading women of Broadway. He carefully selected Tony Award-winning stars who have spent the majority of their careers in theater, leaving aside those who have moved on or occasionally drop back in. The women he interviewed spent endless hours with him, discussing their careers, offering insights into the iconic shows, changes on Broadway over the last century, and the art (and thrill) of taking the stage night after night. Chita Rivera describes the experience of starring in musicals in each of the last seven decades; Audra McDonald gives her thoughts on the work that went into the five Tony Awards she won before turning forty-one; and Carol Channing reflects on how she has revisited the same starring role generation after generation, and its effects on her career. Here too is Sutton Foster, who contemplates her breakout success in an age when stars working predominately in theater are increasingly rare. Each of these conversations is guided by Shapiro's expert knowledge of these women's careers, Broadway lore, and the details of famous (and infamous) musicals. He also includes dozens of photographs of these players in their best-known roles. This fascinating collection reveals the artistic genius and human experience of the women who have made Broadway musicals more popular than ever-a must for anyone who loves the theater.



Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard Author Andrew Lloyd Webber
ISBN-10 0571190499
Release 1996-01
Pages 106
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Sunset Boulevard has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sunset Boulevard also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sunset Boulevard book for free.



Blue Moo

Blue Moo Author
ISBN-10 0761147756
Release 2007
Pages 66
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Presents a collection of seventeen jukebox songs accompanied by illustrations and text.



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."



I Wanna Be a Producer

I Wanna Be a Producer Author John Breglio
ISBN-10 9781495063695
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 304
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(Applause Books). What does a "producer" actually do? How does one travel from that great idea for a show to a smash hit opening night on Broadway? John Breglio cannot guarantee you a hit, but he does take the reader on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes to where he himself once stood as a child, dreaming about the theatre. Part memoir, part handbook, I Wanna Be a Producer is a road map to the hows and wherefores, the dos and don'ts of producing a Broadway play, written by a Broadway veteran with more than 40 years of experience. This comprehensive and highly informative book features practical analysis and concepts for the producer and is filled with entertaining anecdotes from Breglio's illustrious career as a leading theatrical lawyer and producer. Breglio recounts not only his first-hand knowledge of the crucial legal and business issues faced by a producer, but also his experiences behind the scenes with literally hundreds of producers, playwrights, composers, and directors, including such theatre luminaries as Michael Bennett, Joe Papp, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Patti Lupone, August Wilson, and Mel Brooks. Whether you are a working or aspiring producer, an investor, or are just curious about the backstage reality of the theater, Breglio shares his knowledge and experience of the industry, conveying practical information set against the real-life stories of those who have devoted their lives to the craft.



Master Class

Master Class Author Terrence McNally
ISBN-10 0822215217
Release 1996
Pages 51
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THE STORY: Maria Callas is teaching a master class in front of an audience (us). She's glamorous, commanding, larger than life--and drop-dead funny. An accompanist sits at the piano. Callas' first victim is Sophie, a ridiculous, overly-perky sopra



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.



I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife Author Doug Wright
ISBN-10 1429998636
Release 2004-02-09
Pages 112
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I Am My Own Wife is the winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. From the Obie Award-winning author of Quills comes this acclaimed one-man show, which explores the astonishing true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. A transvestite and celebrated antiques dealer who successfully navigated the two most oppressive regimes of the past century-the Nazis and the Communists--while openly gay and defiantly in drag, von Mahlsdorf was both hailed as a cultural hero and accused of colluding with the Stasi. In an attempt to discern the truth about Charlotte, Doug Wright has written "at once a vivid portrait of Germany in the second half of the twentieth century, a morally complex tale about what it can take to be a survivor, and an intriguing meditation on everything from the obsession with collecting to the passage of time" (Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times).



The Woods

The Woods Author David Mamet
ISBN-10 0573618194
Release 1979-01-01
Pages 64
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The Woods has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Woods also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Woods book for free.



The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life Author William Saroyan
ISBN-10 9781408141175
Release 2009-11-23
Pages 112
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A programme text edition published in conjunction with the Finborough Theatre to coincide with the centenary of the birth of William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life runs from 26 November - 20 December. 'In the time of our life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it' The Time of Your Life, a rich tapestry of human life, peopled by a profusion of wistful dreamers, pining lonely hearts, and beer-hall-philosophers, is a twentieth century American masterpiece. The Time of Your Life was first presented at The Shubert Theatre, New Haven, USA, on 7 October 1939. It was the first play to win both the New York Drama Critics' Circle award and the Pulitzer Prize. . It has been revived three times on Broadway; was filmed in 1948, starring James Cagney; and twice filmed for TV. It was last seen in the UK in a star-studded Royal Shakespeare Company production in Stratford and London in 1983, and received the following review: 'A remarkable play which blazes forth like a brave beacon: warming and full of fire' Daily Mail



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.



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