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By Eddie Shapiro

In Nothing Like a Dame, theater journalist Eddie Shapiro opens a jewellery field jam-packed with glittering surprises, via in-depth conversations with twenty prime ladies of Broadway. He rigorously chosen Tony Award-winning stars who've spent the vast majority of their careers in theater, leaving apart those that have moved on or sometimes drop again in. the ladies he interviewed spent never-ending hours with him, discussing their careers, supplying insights into the long-lasting exhibits, alterations on Broadway over the past century, and the paintings (and thrill) of taking the level evening after evening. Chita Rivera describes the adventure of starring in musicals in all the final seven many years; Audra McDonald offers her options at the paintings that went into the 5 Tony Awards she gained prior to turning 41; and Carol Channing displays on how she has revisited an analogous starring function iteration after iteration, and its results on her occupation. the following too is Sutton Foster, who contemplates her breakout good fortune in an age whilst stars operating predominately in theater are more and more infrequent. every one of those conversations is guided via Shapiro's specialist wisdom of those women's careers, Broadway lore, and the main points of recognized (and notorious) musicals. He additionally contains dozens of photos of those gamers of their best-known roles.

This attention-grabbing assortment finds the creative genius and human adventure of the ladies who've made Broadway musicals extra well known than ever -- a needs to for somebody who loves the theater.

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