Nachdem ich heute in der U-Bahn den komischen Ratgeber über das Schreiben und Publizieren und Vermarkten von E-Books gelesen habe, habe ich mich als nächstes Zwischendurchbuch für den Broadway und einen meiner Lieblings-Choreographen entschieden. Und mit nur 74 Seiten werde ich es am Mittwoch auch wieder ausgelesen haben.
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Bob Fosse's Broadway
Description: This show-by-show analysis of one of Broadway's pre-eminent American choreographers, Bob Fosse, is delivered by Fosse compatriot, dancer and road choreographer, Margery Beddow. The text contains accounts and photographs of shows including "Damn Yankees", "Chicago" and "Sweet Charity".
Beddow, a dancer who appeared in numerous Fosse shows (she replaced Gwen Verdon in one of his early shows) and recreated some of his choreography for national touring shows, checks in with a show-by-show account of Fosse's career, from Pajama Game through Sweet Charity and Pippin to Big Deal -- all told from a dancer's point of view. The book is at its best when it vividly describes some of Fosse's "lost" dances for lesser-known shows like Frank Loesser's Pleasures and Palaces, which closed out of town. Included are many rare photos of Fosse's dancers in action, and a heartbreaking account of his last rehearsal on the day he died.