One Singular Sensation:The Michael Bennett Story

One Singular Sensation:The Michael Bennett Story

by Kevin Kelly

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An international success at thirty-two, Michael Bennett created such Broadway blockbusters as Seesaw, Dreamgirls and the longest running musical in history, A Chorus Line. Often compared to superstar director/choreographers such as Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins, he worked with scores of sensational talents: Katherine Hepburn, Tommy Tune, Neil Simon and Stephen Sondheim. His public battles with producers made front page news and his frenetic private life was the stuff of steamy backstage gossip.

Yet, despite his incredible fame, Bennett was a lonely, tortured man, craving intimacy but never allowing himself to accept it. One Singular Sensation is the brutally honest, moving portrait of the Michael Bennett behind the glittering Broadway legend. In this acclaimed theatrical biography, Kevin Kelly, Boston Globe drama critic, reveals the dark obsessions that fueled Bennett's meteoric career and contributed to his early death at the age of forty-four. At last, here is the electrifying inside story of this creative genius and his legacy of what he did for love.

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ISBN-13: 9780821733103
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/01/1991
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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