Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of by Eddie Shapiro

By Eddie Shapiro

In Nothing Like a Dame, theater journalist Eddie Shapiro opens a jewellery field filled with glittering surprises, via in-depth conversations with twenty prime girls of Broadway. He conscientiously chosen Tony Award-winning stars who've spent the vast majority of their careers in theater, leaving apart those that have moved on or sometimes drop again in. the ladies he interviewed spent unending hours with him, discussing their careers, supplying insights into the enduring exhibits, adjustments on Broadway during the last century, and the paintings (and thrill) of taking the level evening after evening. Chita Rivera describes the adventure of starring in musicals in all of the final seven a long time; Audra McDonald offers her strategies at the paintings that went into the 5 Tony Awards she received sooner than turning 41; and Carol Channing displays on how she has revisited a similar starring position iteration after iteration, and its results on her occupation. right here too is Sutton Foster, who contemplates her breakout good fortune in an age whilst stars operating predominately in theater are more and more infrequent. every one of those conversations is guided by way of Shapiro's professional wisdom of those women's careers, Broadway lore, and the main points of recognized (and notorious) musicals. He additionally comprises dozens of pictures of those gamers of their best-known roles.

This interesting assortment unearths the inventive genius and human adventure of the ladies who've made Broadway musicals extra well known than ever-a needs to for an individual who loves the theater.

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