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  • Cat Number: 1557835667
  • Barcode: 9781557837646
  • Release Date: October 11, 2007

This is the ultimate backstage tour of Broadway! AT THIS THEATRE tells the complete history of Broadway in the 20th century theatre by theatre. This gorgeous book is now updated revised and with a larger format covering 1900 toWWWW 2001. PLAYBILL's columnist Louis Botto along with Robert Viagas opens the doors and lets readers explore the 40 active Broadway theatres in New York. From the conception and design of the buildings to their original creators and on to the theatres' transformation often under duress from legitimate houses to vaudeville and Burlesque to movie houses and then back to their original purpose this book captures the magical world of Broadway. It is a complete and authoritative history that only Botto the curator of PLAYBILL's incomparable 116-year-old archives can tell. Hardback

Expanded from his popular column in PLAYBILL magazine AT THIS THEATRE is the biography of those living breathing buildings we call theatres. In this substantially updated version Botto includes the histories of all the theatres rescued from the wrecker in the last ten years including the American Airlines Theatre Disney's New Amsterdam and the Lyric and the Apollo now combined into the Ford Center. AT THIS THEATRE is filled with great stories featuring a cast of characters including Ethel Merman David Merrick Katharine Hepburn Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy. And it's also a theatrical spectacle boasting lavish illustrations of posters programs and photographs throughout. This is the gift book for every theatre lover on your list including yourself!

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