Leonard Jacobs' HISTORIC PHOTOS OF BROADWAY now available! — AAPEX

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Leonard Jacobs' HISTORIC PHOTOS OF BROADWAY now available!

As part of their Historic Photos series, Turner Publishing has released Historic Photos of Broadway: New York Theater 1850-1970 by New York theatre journalist Leonard Jacobs.

With 240 photographs culled exclusively by Jacobs (who also wrote the text) from the Billy Rose Theatre Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Historic Photos of Broadway offers incomparable images of the great plays & players of the 19th & 20th Centuries. From long-forgotten tragedians & comedians, to the lavish musicals of the Gershwins, Cole Porter & Rodgers & Hammerstein, to the dramas of O’Neill, Miller, Inge, Williams & Albee, Broadway shines through glorious, large-format photographs, many published for the first time in this volume. Included are priceless images of the Booths, the Barrymores, the Lunts, Ethel Merman, Marlon Brando, Carol Channing & scores of theatres such as the Lyceum, the Winter Garden & the Music Box.

Leonard Jacobs is a theater practitioner, critic & journalist. He is formerly the National Theatre Editor of Back Stage & currently the first-string critic for the New York Press & author of the blog “The Clyde Fitch Report.” He was the Founding Editor of Theatermania.com & as a freelance arts & entertainment writer/editor, has contributed to over 20 publications & websites, including American Theatre, The Hollywood Reporter, The Village Voice, The Sondheim Review & Roundabout Theatre Company’s Front & Center. Leonard was a contributor & Associate Editor for the Cambridge Guide to American Theatre. He is a Tony voter & a member of the Drama Desk & American Theatre Critics Association; chairs the New York Innovative Theatre Awards; adjudicates scripts for the New York International Fringe Festival & the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, & teaches at the National Critics Institute at the O’Neill. A specialist in late-19th & early 20th Century American Theatre, he graduated from NYU in the 20th Century & will finish his graduate work at Hunter College, City University of New York, in the 21st. Historic Photos of Broadway: New York Theater 1850-1970 is his first book.

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