Joy Ride: Show People and Their Shows

Joy Ride: Show People and Their Shows

by John Lahr


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"Lahr creates a book worthy of its title: It is a living celebration of theater itself." —Caryn James, New York Times Book Review

Since 1992 John Lahr has written for The New Yorker, where for twenty-one years he was the senior drama critic, the longest stint in that post in the magazine's history. Joy Ride is a collection of his profiles and reviews that throws open the stage door, taking us behind the scenes both on and off Broadway to introduce such creators of contemporary drama as August Wilson, Arthur Miller, Stephen Sondheim, Tony Kushner, Wallace Shawn, and Mike Nichols. The result is a delightful, literate, and essential crash course in contemporary theater.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393353235
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 1,115,055
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

National Book Award finalist John Lahr is the author of Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, among other books. He was the senior drama critic of The New Yorker for over two decades. He has twice won the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism and is the first critic ever to win a Tony Award (coauthor, Elaine Stritch at Liberty).

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