New York Theater Walks: Seven Historical Tours from Times Square to Greenwich Village and Beyond

New York Theater Walks: Seven Historical Tours from Times Square to Greenwich Village and Beyond

by Howard Kissel
     
 

(Applause Books). In New York Theatre Walks , Howard Kissel provides a series of seven self-guided walking tours not just of the theatre district but of the East and West Village, the Lower East Side, and the Upper West Side neighborhoods uptown and downtown that illuminate the theatre's intimate relationship with the city. On one tour, we follow the career of Irving… See more details below

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(Applause Books). In New York Theatre Walks , Howard Kissel provides a series of seven self-guided walking tours not just of the theatre district but of the East and West Village, the Lower East Side, and the Upper West Side neighborhoods uptown and downtown that illuminate the theatre's intimate relationship with the city. On one tour, we follow the career of Irving Berlin from the sites of his theatrical triumphs to the ultra-posh corner where this Lower East Side boy eventually made his home. There's also "Adolph Green's Daily 'Commute,'" a route on which he went to meet and work with his musical theatre writing partner Betty Comden, and on a culinary tour we see the way Times Square eateries contributed to theatre history. The book abounds in Broadway anecdotes, but it also gives the walker a sense of the city's own complex, rich history. East Side, West Side, All Around the Town, New York Theatre Walks provides enjoyment and instruction not just for visitors eager to get off the beaten path but for the native who wants to find the theatrical past lying behind the sights one passes on a regular basis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557836137
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,368,373
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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