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Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer

It Happened on Broadway : An Oral History of the Great White Way

(University of Wisconsin Press 2004 Paperback ; ISBN: 0299197042)

(Harcourt Brace 1998 Hardcover; ISBN: 0151002800)

(The couple on the paperback cover is Norwood Smith and Pamela Caveness in the 1948 production of Show Boat.)

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Kirkus Review

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Here is a book filled with the light and magic of Broadway theater, told from the living memories of the people who created it. What made Carol Channing decide to go into the theater? What great musical did Moss Hart first hear in kindergarten? What positions did Neil Simon, Robert Redford, and Manny Azenberg play on Barefoot in the Park's softball team? These and hundreds more stories make It Happened on Broadway a fascinating, informative, and very intimate picture of the life of the theater

Quote of the Day - John Kander: "At that time, I had yet to have a hit show. But every so often, Zero would throw his great beefy arm around my shoulder and say, "Kander, I want you to do me a favor. When you get up in the morning, I want you to look at yourself in the mirror and say, 'My name is John Kander, and I'm a talented man, and fuck'em all."

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