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Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Follies

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Winner of the 2004 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Music Books and the 2003 Special Jury Prize for Distinguished Achievement: The Theatre Library Association. 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. 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 30 years later, he has fashioned an extraordinary chronicle that sheds new light on a still-evolving art form while vividly capturing an era increasingly long gone. 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 like Alexis Smith and Yvonne DeCarlo to the pressures of a Boston tryout to the exhilaration of opening night on Broadway.

Book News Annotation:

As a production assistant on the Broadway musical Follies, Chapin kept a journal of everything he witnessed, including casting choices, rehearsals, off-Broadway tryouts, and opening night on Broadway. In this chronicle of the show, Chapin's journal becomes a snapshot of a moment in musical theater that has been eclipsed by spectacles dependent on sophisticated technology. Chapin is currently president of the Rodgers and Hammerstein organization.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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 h

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557836533
Foreword:
Rich, Frank
Publisher:
Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
Foreword by:
Rich, Frank
Foreword:
Rich, Frank
Author:
Chapin, Ted
Author:
Chapin, Theodore S.
Subject:
Production and direction
Subject:
Musicals
Subject:
Theater - Direction & Production
Subject:
Theater - Broadway & Musical Revue
Subject:
Sondheim, Stephen
Subject:
Musicals -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Drama-Musical Theater
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Softcover
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.26x6.34x.88 in. 1.41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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 h
"Synopsis" by , 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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