January 31, 2015

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THE BOOK SHELF: The Colorful History of Ming Cho Lee and the Laugh-Out-Loud Life of Martin Short
18 Jan 2015
This month's column discusses "Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design" and Martin Short's "I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend."

THE BOOK SHELF: The History Behind On the Town and Oliver's Journey to the Stage
14 Dec 2014
This month's column visits a few academic works written about Bernstein's On the Town, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and Lionel Bart's Oliver!



THE BOOK SHELF: Checking Out A Library of Musicals, Going "Behind the Scenes" With Judi Dench and Visiting Madison County With Jason Robert Brown
23 Nov 2014 -- In this week's column, we discuss the Library of America collection of 16 American Musicals; Judi Dench's picture scrapbook of her life "Behind the Scenes"; and the vocal selections book of Jason Robert Brown's The Bridges of Madison County.

THE BOOK SHELF: Exploring Tennessee Williams' Demons and a Brief Work on Bernstein
26 Oct 2014 -- This month's column discusses John Lahr's new, comprehensive biography "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" and Allen Shawn's "Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician," a brief but incisive work on the composer.

THE BOOK SHELF: Stanley Green's "Broadway Musicals" and Scripts of Provocative, Award-Winning Plays (21 Sep 2014)

THE BOOK SHELF: The "Tradition" of Fiddler on the Roof and Works by Tracy Letts, Annie Baker and More (31 Aug 2014)

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