We opted to use both male and female dancers, two of each, to demonstrate how personal the movements could be. Each movement was done in at least three sequential photos. The book was divided into body parts because that was how Fosse taught his classes. The book closes with a sequence of photographs from Razzle Dazzle - Various - Fosse - The Musical earlier chapters that show how the moves can be put together into a Fosse-style dance.
It worked brilliantly. Deb was able to capture in the narrative how necessary it was for dancers to perform a move perfectly AND improvise within the style, for the dancer to be utterly fearless because the first eight counts belong to them alone.
He had heard about the book and offers to write a foreword. Hallelujah, the Fosse angels are here! The foreword is a loving tribute, and Deb is most gracious in her acknowledgements even to Reinking. Once final piece was needed: the essay or prologue that would place Fosse into the dance historical context.
What did he contribute? Dance critic and historian Mindy Aloff provided the prologue and we were done. The book has done reasonably well, but it did not earn back its costs in Year One. It remains a solid if not stellar backlist contributor. But that was not the point.
Deb, I, and all the dancers put into the written record, for all the ages, the genius that was Bob Fosse. That is so satisfying and rewarding. Because every time I walk into a big meeting or presentation I always think…. Comments feed for this article. October 24, at AM. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.
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Much of this book is super interesting. But there are a lot of pages full of details about people's childhoods. I am more interested in the stuff that relates directly to Broadway. My biggest issue with the book is that the timeline is all over the place going back and forth in Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix - The Ultimate Experience. A person dies at the end of one chapter.
But then is mentioned in the next chapter. Many chapters seem to focus on a specific person. So the author starts their story at the beginning. I just found it a bit confusing and would have preferred to have the book told chronologically. There really was much to like about this book. I was really fascinated by the feud between the Shuberts and the Nederlanders.
I loved reading about David Merrick and Tommy Tune. The success of 42nd Street the musical. The 80s and 90s were so interesting to read about. I loved learning every detail about Nine vs Dreamgirls at the Tonys. Les Miserables. This was an extremely detailed account of Broadway over the years. A must read for any musical theatre fan. Nov 27, Jack rated it it was amazing. OK, this may be a bit too much inside baseball for the civilian reader.
But Riedel has done exhaustive research on the shifting fortunes of Broadway over Razzle Dazzle - Various - Fosse - The Musical previous decades, from the super-powerful days when the Shuberts ruled the streets to the restoration of their near-monarchy in the s. It's My Wild Irish Rose - Connie Francis - Sing Along With Connie Francis great juicy fun, with an army of backstage players, OK, this may be a bit too much Le Bouf-Band - Marcel Lefebvre, Paul Baillargeon - La Course Au Bonheur baseball for the civilian reader.
It's all great juicy fun, with an army of backstage players, from the monsters like David Merrick to the majors like Michael Bennett. It's all here - the drugs and the infidelities, the betrayals and the backstage intrigue. For those with no interest in Broadway, it may seem like a long slog through a dark forest. For those who live in these woods, it's a clear path and an exciting journey.
I devoured this book, and basically never wanted it to end. Shelves: nf-history-biomy-5stars. What would the theatre be without egos and tantrums Razzle Dazzle - Various - Fosse - The Musical entanglements?
Michael Riedel masterfully chronicles the highs and lows of Broadway - Times Square - New York through the triumphs, plights and schemes of the Schubert Organization. The personalities are larger-than-life, though not very admirable, at times. Their friendships and partnerships, rivalries and enemies are the epitome of "42nd Street" or "Guys and Dolls". Riedel captures the atmosphere during industry scandals, the changing What would the theatre be without egos and tantrums and entanglements?
Riedel captures the atmosphere during industry scandals, the changing neighborhood, the changing tastes in entertainment and the theatre. The British invasion of Broadway as portrayed by the almost mythical stories behind "Cats" is unbelievable.
There are absolutely hysterical escapades and heart-breaking moments. I don't know if I would have the same reaction to the written book. With the audio, I felt like I was Razzle Dazzle - Various - Fosse - The Musical next to my favorite raconteur, listening bedazzled at story after story -- with small groans as each CD ended. Some of the stories are really in-the-weeds, but you don't have to be a total theatre wonk to enjoy these incredible stories of one the tangible engines that drive NY.
View all 3 comments. Oct 09, Russell Sanders rated it really liked it. With Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway, theater columnist Michael Riedel has provided us theater nuts with a very satisfying look at the last six decades of Broadway, throwing in a bit of history from before the s as well. His book focuses on the enormous influence the Shubert Organization has had on the American theater, starting with the three Shubert brothers and continuing to their successors, Gerald Schoenfeld and Bernard Jacobs, who took over the organization after J.
We also see the contributions of the other legendary theater company, that of the Nederlanders, exploring the feud between the Shuberts and the Nederlanders and their eventual truce. Riedel tells so many wonderful tales in this book, not the least of which are stories of the wildly original Broadway character, producer David Merrick. Some of those Merrick stories I had read before; others were new to me. But all were immensely entertaining. What Riedel has given us is an Talven Ihmemaa - Various - 100 Kotimaista Joululaulua - Kaikkien Aikojen Kotimaiset Joululaulut of how the Broadway theater was corrupt in the s and how it has emerged as a big money business once again, and in a sense has saved New York City.
It is a fascinating book. I also agree that perhaps these four items are relatively insignificant. Nov 15, Charlie Smith rated it it was ok. Saw this in the New Releases section Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head - Klaus Wunderlich, Jerry Wilton And His Orchestra* - Super Star S the library and hesitated.
In that fantasy world in which I live where I am pals with Broadway types, I recalled something about theatre-folk not caring for Riedel and, not wanting to be disloyal to my imaginary friends, I was going to pass. Was it well written or insightful or particularly riveting? Probably not. It is this sort of thing that makes me scoff and sniff with unearned superiority.
I mean, granted, my blog entries are rife with errors — but I write these in about 60 minutes, tops, and I do NOT have a copy editor more is the pity. Oct 11, James rated it really liked it. Chronicle of the birth of New York's Broadway that careens through the years starting with The Rosalind - Auburn/During family and their control of real estate theater property, the personalities of all these characters involved in the making of shows from musical revues, plays, the Golden Age of the late 40s into the 50s, the British invasion, and the Disney-fication in the 90s of an area that was in the late 60s and 70s into the 80s a seedy, trash filled, environment of crime and grind house movie Chronicle of the birth of New York's Broadway that careens through the years starting with The Schubert family and their control of real estate theater property, the personalities of all these characters involved in the making of shows from musical revues, plays, the Golden Age of the late 40s into the 50s, the British invasion, and the Disney-fication in the 90s of an area that was in the late 60s and 70s into the 80s a seedy, trash filled, environment of crime and grind house movie theaters.
Instead of guns, these people use lawyers, pens, and acid tipped tongues to maneuver and get what they want. Oct 06, Hayley Vomund marked it as to-read. I won this book in a goodreads giveaway and I am SO excited!! I can't wait to read it!!
Won this book last October. Never received my copy. Never received a reply when inquiring about it. Jun 08, Tom rated it liked it. The hysteria over Hamilton drove home to me that I know almost nothing about the history of American musical theater. Razzle Dazzle was recommended to me by a friend who is looking to get into the theater business. He said it was the best book he read as part of his research.
Razzle Dazzle is an imperfect teacher. I learned a great deal. I think I have a much better understanding now of Broadway, the importance of various musicals, and the story of the deterioration and later revitalization of The hysteria over Hamilton drove home to me that I know almost nothing about the history of American musical theater.
I think I have a much better understanding now of Broadway, the importance of various musicals, and the story of the deterioration and later revitalization of Times Square. There are shows that I feel a stronger desire to see and theaters I feel that I must see. I also Razzle Dazzle - Various - Fosse - The Musical a greater appreciation of the catastrophic damage that the AIDS epidemic wrought on the the entertainment community in the s and s.
Razzle Dazzle made me work to learn those things. I endured frustratingly long and drawn-out accounts of minor and major interpersonal squabbles.
Riedel seemed unable to steer the narrative away from scores of reconstructed emotional conversations between figures who sometimes don't even play central roles in the overall narrative of Broadway's importance. By about the halfway mark of the book, I had tired of Riedel's obsession with "drama.
Sep 18, Philip rated it liked it. Your enjoyment of the book will depend on your love for Broadway and for New York City. I love both dearly, and I was very interested to learn about the history of the numerous Broadway theatres that I have sat in and enjoyed shows, how Broadway organizers contributed to the transformation of Times Square from an area of rampant crime into a must-see tourist attraction, how musicals like A Chorus Line, Cats, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast ushered in a new Your enjoyment of the book will depend on your love for Broadway and for New York City.
I love both dearly, and I was very interested to learn about the history of the numerous Broadway theatres that I have sat in and enjoyed shows, how Broadway organizers contributed to the transformation of Times Square from an area of rampant crime into a must-see tourist attraction, how musicals like A Chorus Line, Cats, Les Miserables, The Phantom of Razzle Dazzle - Various - Fosse - The Musical Opera, Beauty and the Beast ushered in a new renaissance of Broadway shows not seen since the time of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Razzle Dazzle is fairly dense, and often meanders, particularly in the last half of the book, which is the reason for my 3-star rating. However, the first half of the book is compelling and irresistible, documenting how the Broadway district came to be, the widespread financial corruption that almost killed Broadway, and the people who singlehandedly saved the Broadway industry from imploding.
If you ever wondered why two Broadway theatres are named after lawyers, Schoenfeld and Jacobs, well this book will gladly provide the answers Sunset - McCoy Tyner Trio - Inception 28, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: The book focuses mainly on the Shubert Organization, started by the Shubert brothers and later run by Bernie Jacobs and Jerry Schoenfeld, and its massive amounts of power and influence on Broadway.
The parts of the book talking politics and feuds were a little slower to me; I would love a companion documentary to really see the personalities at play. Regardless, it was interesting to see all the behind the scenes literally! My favorite parts of the book were about the creation process of various musicals and plays. It never fails that if something is incredibly amazing, the work to make it happen is so much more than you ever dreamed.
It's not like someone just writes a play and starts hiring actors; it's so many people doing so many jobs. It was fascinating and inspiring to see how much reworking successful shows did, changing and changing until the last minute to get the best show possible.
It's a fabulous read for anyone who loves musical theater. Engaging look at the powers behind the scenes that saved the Broadway theater from the mid to late 20th century. The focus is on the presidents of the Schubert Organization the theater ownersthe producers, and the directors who ushered in several generations of Broadway after the "Golden era" and New York's financial collapse.
Riedel manages to weave the stories of competing creative interests, financial interests, and over-the-top personalities into a coherent narrative of the dig and rise Engaging look at the powers behind the scenes that saved the Broadway theater from the mid to late 20th century.
Riedel manages to weave the stories of competing creative interests, financial interests, and over-the-top personalities into a coherent narrative of the dig and rise of an iconic industry. Nov 19, Jeimy rated it really liked it. Fascinating, slightly gossipy, behind-the-scenes look at Broadway's history. Aug 05, Lois R. Gross rated it it was amazing. In theatre vernacular, this book, a detailed look at the business of Broadway, has a slow first act.
Ben, Jen Ai Gai - Unknown Artist - Vudú Erótico Y Su Música Sensual Lujuriosa book focuses on how came to be with warring production companies primarily the Shuberts against everyone, especially the Neidlanders and corruption in the box offices "ice" that drove the profit motive to mounting Broadway shows.
While interesting, this is not engrossing because it doesn't have big star names.
Robert Louis Fosse (June 23, – September 23, ) was an American dancer, musical-theatre choreographer, actor and theatre and film director. He directed and choreographed musical works on stage and screen, including the stage musicals The Pajama Game (choreography) in and Chicago in and the film Cabaret in Born: Robert Louis Fosse, June 23, , Chicago, . Inspired by jazz music of the s era, Chicago the musical encompasses significant forms of pastiche. Not only in the jazz song pieces, such as the classic "All that Jazz," but the more circus-like tune "Razzle Dazzle," the opera-like "A Little Bit of Good," and the ragtime piece "We Both. Razzle Dazzle: A Celebration of Bob Fosse Musicals takes the audience on a musical journey, from Damn Yankees to Chicago and everything in between, celebrating Fosse' s unique style and paying homage to the now ubiquitous musical theatre staples of Sweet Charity, Pippin, Chicago, Cabaret . Oct 24, · Razzle-Dazzle: Publishing “The Fosse Style” The three-act musical is a marvelous tribute and a wonderful documentary of Fosse’s evolution as a choreographer. Of course, I had contacted Ann Reinking about a book project, but she expressed no interest. I wanted to meet the person who was staging and directing the show—perhaps here was. Mar 15, · Razzle dazzle 'em! Chicago's creators on how to make a billion-dollar musical Mr Fosse was obviously influenced by Brecht and Weill, The musical’s target – the celebrification of. Jan 07, · The simply named Fosse/Verdon stars Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in the respective title roles. The iconic Broadway duo began collaborating in with the musical Damn Yankees. Sep 27, · A starry-eyed would-be star discovers just how far the notion that "there's no such thing as bad publicity" can go in this screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Chicago, originally. About The Show CHICAGO É UM DOS MUSICAIS DE MAIOR POPULARIDADE E DE SUCESSO ESMAGADOR DA BROADWAY. Vencedor de seis Prêmios Tony, trata-se de uma história sobre ambição e assassinato no show business, que conta com várias canções de sucesso, como “All That Jazz” e “Razzle Dazzle”. There’s never been a better time to experience Chicago, the very definition of a Broadway grunge.kazraktilarbagamiopira.infoinfo recipient of six Tony Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. This sharp-edged satire remains a hit because it delivers all the razzle dazzle of Bob Fosse’s legendary choreography, a story of fortune. IBDB (Internet Broadway Database) archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.
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