On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution

On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution


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A visual and oral history of the past twenty years of theater, On Broadway pulls back the curtain to reveal the creative process involved in bringing a Broadway show to the stage and into the public consciousness through the words of Broadway’s most famous personalities and the art of SpotCo. The art created for a show provides audiences with a tangible, visual, and emotional connection with the theatrical experience. This collection of hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, concept art, and posters, as well as personal anecdotes by and with some of Broadway’s most beloved stars, including John Leguizamo, Berry Gordy, Alison Bechdel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Ruffalo, Patrick Stewart, Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey, Harvey Fierstein, Sting, Dolly Parton, Neil LaBute, Cherry Jones, and more serves as the document of record of the shows and performers that have graced New York stages for the past two decades. Stories and art cover working with Jonathan Larson’s family and the producers on the campaign for Rent; Nicole Kidman on her decision to bare all during her photo shoot for The Blue Room; selling the hip-hop Hamilton; and collaborating with the legendary Kander and Ebb on their revival of Chicago, in addition to stories about shows such as Annie Get Your Gun, Young Frankenstein, Freak, Avenue Q, Shrek, Pippin, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, Gypsy, and Kinky Boots.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847848249
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 555,155
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Drew Hodges is the founder of SpotCo.

David Sedaris is the internationally renowned author of books including Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.

Chip Kidd is a preeminent designer and author.

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