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American Theatre Wing, an Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles

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Zusatztext Featured in People magazine's "Best Gift Books" December 2018. Informationen zum Autor Patrick Pacheco is a journalist and Emmy-winning commentator whose work has appeared in The New York Times ! The Los Angeles Times ! The Wall Street Journal ! and Esquire.com. Pacheco contributed to the 2005 Broadway musical Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life ! and co-wrote with Maria Cassi the play My Life with Men...and Other Animals . He also wrote the 2010 Disney documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty . He appears on NY1's On Stage and Public Television's Theater Talk. Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury is a British-American-Irish actress who has appeared in theater! television! and film! as well as a producer! voice actress! and singer. Her career has spanned seven decades! much of it in the United States! and her work has attracted international attention. Roseann O'Donnell is an American comedian! actress! author! and television personality. She has been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger! a lesbian rights activist! and a television producer. Klappentext Celebrates 100th anniversary of the American Theatre Wing, a New York City-based organization "dedicated to supporting excellence and education in theatre, and sponsors of the Tony Awards in theatrical arts.Book to be promoted at 2018 Tony Awards.Forward by Angela Lansbury and preface by Rosie O'Donnell. 240 photographs include intimate portraits of classic and contemporary stars, including Ingrid Bergman, Kate Hepburn, Shirley Temple, Josh Groban, Sarah Jessica ParkerIncludes chapters on: origins and history; education; community; top productions; the future.Includes section on ATW's Stagedoor Canteen: "Bette Davis served the desserts. Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacall danced the night away. Red Skelton told the jokes and Bing Crosby crooned. The place was the Stage Door Canteen and the guests were the steady stream of GIs headed off to war. Many were leaving home for the first time and the Canteen offered a welcome opportunity to forget their anxieties-if only for a time-with entertainment, fellowship and a little American spirit." --nationalww2museum.orgCelebrates: "Creativity. Commitment. Community. Compassion. Patriotism. A hundred years that reflect not just the history of an organization, but the inclusive power of the theater community with regard to both women and minorities, as well as the theater community's effort to achieve mainstream respect and promote the arts."The American Theatre Wing was founded by women and started as a story of war, generosity toward refugees, and the efforts of a group of strong and empathetic women."ATW chairs the Tony, Obie, and Hewes Design Awards Zusammenfassung Celebrating the 100 years of the American Theatre Wing! this book is a fascinating cornucopia of untold lore and never-before-seen photos as prismatic and unexpected as the theater itself. In 1943! a wounded soldier aided by a cane limped into the Stage Door Canteen! the American Theatre Wing's fabled New York club created to entertain the allied forces. Two hours later! he was said to have left with a spring in his step-and without the cane. This "miracle" is just one of many recounted in the lavish book The American Theatre Wing! an Oral History: 100 Years! 100 Voices! 100 Million Miracles . The other miracles are more commonplace! if no less remarkable! told by the impassioned artists and theater advocates who created and sustained this preeminent theatrical organization! including Angela Lansbury! Rosie O'Donnell! Patti LuPone! Audra McDonald! Harold Prince! Kenny Leon! Neil Patrick Harris! David Henry Hwang! Harvey Fierstein! and James Corden. These oral histories trace the American Theatre Wing's dedication to supporting and fostering American theater and the burgeoning and veteran artists in their st...

Featured in People magazine's "Best Gift Books" December 2018.

Autorentext
Patrick Pacheco is a journalist and Emmy-winning commentator whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Esquire.com. Pacheco contributed to the 2005 Broadway musical Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, and co-wrote with Maria Cassi the play My Life with Men...and Other Animals. He also wrote the 2010 Disney documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty. He appears on NY1's On Stage and Public Television's Theater Talk.

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury is a British-American-Irish actress who has appeared in theater, television, and film, as well as a producer, voice actress, and singer. Her career has spanned seven decades, much of it in the United States, and her work has attracted international attention.

Roseann O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, a lesbian rights activist, and a television producer.

Klappentext

  • Celebrates 100th anniversary of the American Theatre Wing, a New York City-based organization "dedicated to supporting excellence and education in theatre, and sponsors of the Tony Awards in theatrical arts.
  • Book to be promoted at 2018 Tony Awards.
  • Forward by Angela Lansbury and preface by Rosie O'Donnell.
  • 240 photographs include intimate portraits of classic and contemporary stars, including Ingrid Bergman, Kate Hepburn, Shirley Temple, Josh Groban, Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Includes chapters on: origins and history; education; community; top productions; the future.
  • Includes section on ATW's Stagedoor Canteen: "Bette Davis served the desserts. Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacall danced the night away. Red Skelton told the jokes and Bing Crosby crooned. The place was the Stage Door Canteen and the guests were the steady stream of GIs headed off to war. Many were leaving home for the first time and the Canteen offered a welcome opportunity to forget their anxieties-if only for a time-with entertainment, fellowship and a little American spirit." --nationalww2museum.org
  • Celebrates: "Creativity. Commitment. Community. Compassion. Patriotism. A hundred years that reflect not just the history of an organization, but the inclusive power of the theater community with regard to both women and minorities, as well as the theater community's effort to achieve mainstream respect and promote the arts."
  • The American Theatre Wing was founded by women and started as a story of war, generosity toward refugees, and the efforts of a group of strong and empathetic women."
  • ATW chairs the Tony, Obie, and Hewes Design Awards



Zusammenfassung

Celebrating the 100 years of the American Theatre Wing, this book is a fascinating cornucopia of untold lore and never-before-seen photos as prismatic and unexpected as the theater itself.

In 1943, a wounded soldier aided by a cane limped into the Stage Door Canteen, the American Theatre Wing's fabled New York club created to entertain the allied forces. Two hours later, he was said to have left with a spring in his stepand without the cane. This miracle is just one of many recounted in the lavish book The American Theatre Wing, an Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles.

The other miracles are more commonplace, if no less remarkable, told by the impassioned artists and theater advocates who created and sustained this preeminent theatrical organization, including Angela Lansbury, Rosie O'Donnell, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Harold Prince, Kenny Leon, Neil Patrick Harris, David Henry Hwang, Harvey Fierstein, and James Corden. These oral histories trace the American Theatre Wing's dedication to supporting and fostering American theater and the burgeoning and veteran artists in their storiesfrom Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional theater.



Inhalt

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD: Their Finest Hour by Angela Lansbury

PREFACE: Sanctuary in a Velvet Seat by Rosie O'Donnell

CHAPTER I -- Origins and History: Answering the Call by Dale Cendali; Voices of World War I; Voices of World War II; Sacrifice and Succor: The Stage Door Canteen and the Morale Builders; The Bold Women of the American Theatre Wing by Patrick Pacheco

CHAPTER II -- Education: Opening Doors by Allison Considine; Voices: Manna from Heaven; Working in the Theatre, Excerpts and Oral History; The Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative: Schooling the Next Generation by Patrick Pacheco

CHAPTER II -- Community: When Your Story Becomes Our Story by David Henry Hwang; Voices: Out of Many, One.; Harvey Fierstein, the Tony, and Not Just for Gays by Patrick Pacheco

CHAPTER IV -- Excellence: A Place in the Sun by Kenny Leon; Voices: Do the Work; A Question of Excellence by Patti LuPone; Rent: the Gateway Drug Q&A with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul by Patrick Pacheco; The Tonys: It's a Wonderful Life; The Obies: The Venerable and the Wild

CHAPTER V -- Past Is Prologue: The American Theatre Wing's Next Century by Heather Hitchens; Voices: Courage is Infectious; Ars Nova and Jonathan Larson: Comets Streaking Across the Sky by Patrick Pacheco

Produktinformationen

Titel: American Theatre Wing, an Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles
Untertitel: An Oral History; 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles
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EAN: 9781513261461
ISBN: 978-1-5132-6146-1
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Michael Friedman Group Inc
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 268
Gewicht: 2087g
Größe: H310mm x B264mm x T28mm
Jahr: 2018