Within the 160 pages of "New York Theatre Walks: Seven Historical Tours from Times Square to Greenwich Village and Beyond," Kissel takes readers (and walkers) on a tour of theatrical history by tracing the lives and legacies of various theatre artists and landmark productions throughout New York's neighborhoods.
Rich with Broadway anecdotes, "New York Theatre Walks" literally walks readers through the personal life and theatrical triumphs of Irving Berlin, and also follows the daily route of the musical theatre writing team Comden and Green. The Times Square eateries that have prominently figured into the history of the theatre district also find themselves within Kissel's tour.
Kissel's book allows tourists and New Yorkers to take a second look at such neighborhoods as Times Square, the Upper West Side, the East and West Villages and the Lower East Side. The book, featuring seven self-guided tours, also includes neighborhood maps and photographs by Brent C. Brolin.
Kissel will discuss and sign copies of "New York Theatre Walks" at the Drama Book Shop on Dec. 19 at 6 PM. The Drama Book Shop is located in Manhattan at 250 W. 40th Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues).
"New York Theatre Walks: Seven Historical Tours from Times Square to Greenwich Village and Beyond" has a list price of $16.95. For further information visit www.applausepub.com.