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The Voodoo That They Did So Well: The Wizards Who Invented the New York Stage

The Voodoo That They Did So Well: The Wizards Who Invented the New York Stage (Hardback)

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In sparkling profiles Stefan Kanfer takes an endearing look at the personalities who helped make Broadway what it is today. Chapters are devoted to the lives of such greats as Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim, and Lorenzo Da Ponte. Also considered are the shining stars of New York's vibrant Yiddish theater and the colorful personalities who starred in two-a-day vaudeville.

Film, TV & DramaTheatreHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural history Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc Publication Date: 25/05/2007 ISBN-13: 9781566637350  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Stefan Kanfer's writings and criticism have appeared in most major publications, and his more recent books include Stardust Lost: A History of the Yiddish Theater; Ball of Fire, about the sources of Lucille Ball's comedy; Groucho; and The Last Empire, a social history of the De Beers diamond company. At Time magazine for more than twenty years, he is now a contributing editor of City Journal and a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library. He lives in Hastings on Hudson, New York.

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