The new tome celebrates the 2007-2008 theatre season and features cast lists, photos and more about such new productions as In the Heights, Passing Strange and August: Osage County as well as the revivals of Come Back Little Sheba (with Kevin Anderson and S. Epatha Merkerson), Gypsy (with Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti and Boyd Gaines) and South Pacific (with Kelli O'Hara Paulo Szot). "Theatre World," according to press notes, "maintains its reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative record of the theatrical season on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, touring companies, and professional regional companies throughout the U.S. Covering hundreds of productions, each entry includes photos, a complete cast listing, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and plot synopses. 'Theatre World' also includes special sections with the year's obituaries, a listing of all nominees and winners of the major theatrical awards, the longest-running shows on and Off-Broadway, and a complete index."
John Willis is the founder and editor emeritus of "Theater World." Ben Hodges is the book's current editor.
Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, "Theatre World" has a retail price of $35. The 432-page book features over 500 photos.
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