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The TLA Symposium Planning Committee invites you to register for the upcoming event: Fringe Festivals: Live Theatre on the Edge to be held Thursday, October 13th at the Judson Memorial Church in New York City. This exciting one-day event is bringing together a mix of theatre professionals, academics, and librarian/archivists to talk about the concept […]
The Theatre Library Association is proud to announce the TLA Book Award winners for English language works of scholarship on theatre, film, and broadcasting, published in 2015. The 2015 George Freedley Memorial Award for an exemplary work in the field of live theatre or performance will be awarded to Terry Alford for Fortune’s Fool: The […]
Then and Now: a Memoir Barbara Cook with Tom Santopietro New York, NY: Harper, 2016 ISBN 978-0062090461 256 p. The word “legend” is applied with casual abandon these days. A recent New York Times ad hailed Idina Menzel as a “legend” with all of two Broadway shows under her belt. Taking nothing away from […]
A Girl’s Got to Breathe: The Life of Teresa Wright Donald Spoto Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2016 ISBN 978-1628460452 263 p. Movie and Broadway stars come in all sizes and shapes. A rare few excel both on screen and the live stage, all of which makes the strange case of Teresa Wright (1918-2005) […]
The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built. Jack Viertel New York, NY: Sarah Crichton Books, 2016 ISBN 978-0374256920 336 p. Even long-time Shubert Alley denizens will be entertained and enlightened by veteran producer/dramaturge Viertel’s keen yet charming explication and analysis of the inner workings of a typical Broadway musical. The […]