Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Follies by Ted Chapin
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Overview: In 1971 college student Ted Chapin found himself front row center as a production assistant at the creation of one of the greatest Broadway musicals ÊFolliesÊ. Needing college credit to graduate on time he kept a journal of everything he saw and heard and thus was able to document in unprecedented detail how a musical is actually created. Now more than thirty years later he has fashioned an extraordinary chronicle. ÊFolliesÊ was created by Stephen Sondheim Hal Prince Michael Bennett and James Goldman ä giants in the evolution of the Broadway musical and geniuses at the top of their game. ÊEverything Was PossibleÊ takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride from the uncertainties of casting to drama-filled rehearsals from the care and feeding of one-time movie and television stars to the pressures of a Boston tryout to the exhilaration of opening night on Broadway. Foreword by long-time NY critic Frank Rich.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies – memoirs