9780953193011

The British on Broadway Backstage & Beyond

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  • ISBN13:

    9780953193011

  • ISBN10:

    0953193012

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-07-05
  • Publisher: Elizabeth Sharland Jones
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Summary

During the twentieth century many theatrical adventurers from Britain have made their mark on Broadway. In this fascinating guide Elizabeth Sharland follows on from her best-selling book on historic theatrical London with a similar approach to the theatrical heritage of New York. Visit the places where the British legends, such as the Oliviers, Sir Noel Coward and the great impresarios, were wined and dined when they were staying in New York. Read about the famous Algonquin Hotel which British actors still call home. Explore the elegance, the Art Deco, the class, the ambience of the old-style theatreland of Broadway. As Robert Lindsay, the actor, recently said, "We've lost the sense of greatness. Olivier was great. That's all gone now, because of the way we think and what we watch." This book endeavours to keep those great memories alive and records those early days when the first British actors went to New York -- where they stayed, where they were wined and dined by the old style impresarios, and when the transfer of a play to New York was something special.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi
List of illustrations
vii
Foreword ix
Sheridan Morley
Preface x
Barry Morse
Introduction xii
The Great White Way
1(8)
Charisma in Action
9(5)
Famous British Stars on Broadway
14(14)
Broadway Versus the West End
28(13)
Following in Noel Coward's Footsteps
41(7)
Ivor Novello and the British Musical
48(8)
Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber
56(5)
Famous Theatre Clubs: The Players, The Lambs, The Friars
61(14)
Celebrated Theatrical Restaurants and Hotels
75(9)
Three Walks Through New York's Theatreland
84(7)
Fringe Theatres of New York Off Broadway
91(4)
My Own Journey to New York
95(10)
Postscript
Plan Your Own Showcase
104(1)
Useful Addresses
105

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