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Showstoppers is all about Broadway musicals most memorable numbers why they were so effective, how they were created, and why they still resonate. Gerald Nachman has interviewed dozens of iconic musical theater figures to get their inside stories for this book, including Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Marvin Hamlisch, Joel Grey, Edie Adams, John Kander, Jerry Herman, Sheldon Harnick, Tommy Tune, Harold Prince, Donna McKechnie, and Andrea McArdle, uncovering priceless previously untold anecdotes and details.
About the Author
Gerald Nachmanhas been writing about musicals for over fifty years. His reviews, columns, and profiles have been published in theNew York Times, the New York Post, GQ, Cosmopolitan, the New York Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, the San Jose Mercury News, and Theater Week. He is the author of six books, includingSeriously Funny, Raised on Radio, andRight Here on Our Stage Tonight!: Ed Sullivan s America."