BOOK: Showstoppers

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Whether you were a musical theater nerd in High school or came to appreciate it later in life, you’re bound to be riveted by these surprising backstage stories of Broadway’s most remarkable songs.

Photo courtesy Chicago Review Press

Photo courtesy Chicago Review Press

By Gerald Nachman | Chicago Review Press; $19.99

Each classic is augmented by rich snippets of its history and show context. The book includes interviews with such talents as Joel Grey and Bebe Neuwirth, who helped create some of the most beloved numbers in the business. It’s also peppered with pictures that provide glimpses into the visual aesthetic of each production — and all that jazz.

Last modified: July 27, 2017