Everything Was Possible

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(Applause Books). In 1971, college student Ted Chapin found himself front row center as a production assistant at the creation of one of the greatest Broadway musicals, Follies . Needing college credit to graduate on time, he kept a journal of everything he saw and heard and thus was able to document in unprecedented detail how a musical is actually created. Now, more than thirty years later, he has fashioned an extraordinary chronicle. Follies was created by Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Michael Bennett, and James Goldman giants in the evolution ...

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Overview

(Applause Books). In 1971, college student Ted Chapin found himself front row center as a production assistant at the creation of one of the greatest Broadway musicals, Follies . Needing college credit to graduate on time, he kept a journal of everything he saw and heard and thus was able to document in unprecedented detail how a musical is actually created. Now, more than thirty years later, he has fashioned an extraordinary chronicle. Follies was created by Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Michael Bennett, and James Goldman giants in the evolution of the Broadway musical and geniuses at the top of their game. Everything Was Possible takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride, from the uncertainties of casting to drama-filled rehearsals, from the care and feeding of one-time movie and television stars to the pressures of a Boston tryout to the exhilaration of opening night on Broadway. Foreword by long-time NY critic Frank Rich.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557836533
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 671,952
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    A must read for Sondheim fans

    The most indepth look into the original production of FOLLIES from its out of town tryout to opning on Broadway. I couldn't put it down. I plan to read it again. You feel like you were there.

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