Book Reviews

Our Holiday Gift List For The Theater Buff In The House

Theater buffs are the easiest people to shop for on your holiday list, as our Brad Hathaway proves in his annual roundup.

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Theater Shelf: Gift Guide To CDs & Books For Your Theater Junkie

Puzzled what to give that theater fan for the holidays. Check out Brad Hathaway’s suggestions. And of course, a season subscription is always welcome.

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Theater Shelf: Great Moments in Theater, Marilyn Miller, A Visit To Oz, And Betty Blue Eyes

Theater Shelf, a recurring feature, reviews recently-released books, CDs and DVDs of interest to theater lovers. Some are popular titles like a new Original Cast Recording, others are works you’ll be intrigued by, but didn’t even know about.

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Theater Shelf: Godspell, Death Takes A Holiday, The King(s) and I (Actually Several I’s)

Theater Shelf, a recurring feature, reviews recently-released books, CDs and DVDs of interest to theater lovers. Some are popular titles like a new Original Cast Recording, others are works you’ll be intrigued by, but didn’t even know about.

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Our Theater Lovers’ Gift Guide To CDs, DVDs and Books

Over the past 52 weeks, the Theater Shelf column has evaluated a host of CDs, DVDs and books you might consider as gifts for your theater friends this season – or for yourself, for that matter. You can look over the archive using the hyperlinked index at BradHathaway.Com. As the holiday season approached, however, many more titles became available. Here is a sampling of titles that might please one or more of the people on your holiday gift list.

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Theater Shelf: Rodgers & Hammerstein Shows You Haven’t Seen, Irving Berlin Reader, Broadway MVPs,

Theater Shelf, a recurring feature, reviews recently-released books, CDs and DVDs of interest to theater lovers. Some are popular titles like a new Original Cast Recording, others are works you’ll be intrigued by, but didn’t even know about. By Brad …

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Theatre Shelf – Jerry Orbach: Prince of the City

Jerry Orbach, Prince of the City: His Way from The Fantasticks to Law and Order by John Anthony Gilvey. Hal Leonard Corporation. Theater Shelf, a recurring feature, will review recently-released books, CDs and DVDs of interest to theater lovers. Some …

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Theater Shelf: New Book Deconstructs West Side Story

West Coast author Misha Berson got it right when she observes that West Side Story’s place in world-wide popular culture exceeds that of a mere musical.

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Theater Shelf: New Book Examines August Wilson’s Pittsburgh

A new book serves a sort of tourist guide through the real locations in Pittsburgh that correlate to the scenes in August Wilson’s plays.

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