Show and Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes is a lively, funny and sometimes touching look at the adventures of some of Broadway's most colorful practitioners. From authors, directors, actors, producers and designers to the myriad other folk involved keeping the fabulous invalid alive, Far from a dry repetition of names, facts, and figures, Show and Tell offers up a history of Broadway shows and its practitioners from a skewed prospective in
all their idiosyncratic glory.
Ken Bloom is a noted author, producer, director, documentarian, and record producer. His book, Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time is an award-winning classic. His book Broadway: An Encyclopedia, was named a Reference Book of the Year by the New York Times and won a Choice Magazine Award. He has directed and produced shows at Town Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and other venues. He received a Grammy Nomination for his album, Maxine Sullivan Sings Great Songs of the Cotton Club which was released on his label, Harbinger Records, which is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Ken is also the founder of the website InsideSongs.com.
Acknowledgements Introduction Personalities The Idea Writing the Show Naming the Show Songs Producing the Show Auditions Rehearsals Out of Town Theatres Previews Opening Night Critics Box Office Audiences Superstitions Publicity Stunts Performing the Show Tragedies Quotes Bibliography