December 20, 2014

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News: The Book Shelf
THE BOOK SHELF: The History Behind On the Town and Oliver's Journey to the Stage
14 Dec 2014
This month's column visits a few academic works written about Bernstein's On the Town, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and Lionel Bart's Oliver!

THE BOOK SHELF: Checking Out A Library of Musicals, Going "Behind the Scenes" With Judi Dench and Visiting Madison County With Jason Robert Brown
23 Nov 2014
In this week's column, we discuss the Library of America collection of 16 American Musicals; Judi Dench's picture scrapbook of her life "Behind the Scenes"; and the vocal selections book of Jason Robert Brown's The Bridges of Madison County.



THE BOOK SHELF: Exploring Tennessee Williams' Demons and a Brief Work on Bernstein
26 Oct 2014 -- This month's column discusses John Lahr's new, comprehensive biography "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" and Allen Shawn's "Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician," a brief but incisive work on the composer.

THE BOOK SHELF: Stanley Green's "Broadway Musicals" and Scripts of Provocative, Award-Winning Plays
21 Sep 2014 -- This month's column discusses the new, Eighth Edition of Stanley Green's "Broadway Musicals Show by Show;" Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick and Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale and A Bright New Boise; and David Thomson's Sixth Edition of "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film."

THE BOOK SHELF: The "Tradition" of Fiddler on the Roof and Works by Tracy Letts, Annie Baker and More (31 Aug 2014)

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