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Summary: Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now he only seems to be able to produce flops. Things turn around for Max when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. With...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS PRO

Summary: Show Boat: When Julie La Verne and her husband Steve Baker are forced to leave the showboat Cotton Blossom, they are replaced by the Captain's daughter, Magnolia, and Gaylord Ravenal, a notorious gambler. Magnolia and Ravenal fall in love, marry, leave the boat and move to Chicago. They live off Ravenal's earnings from gambling. After they go broke, Gaylord feels guilty and leaves Magnolia, not...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2009

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS GRE

Summary: A rousing musical depicting the life of George M. Cohan--playwright, entertainer, and composer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Yankee 2003

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS YAN

Delbanco, Francesca.

Summary: A young woman who pens an advice column by day and struggles to become an actor by night illuminates the complex manners and social customs of Manhattan in this novel of fame, sex, love, ambition, and friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEL

Summary: The top working theatre professionals offer hard, factual information to those interested in producing for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, anywhere in North America, as well as in the United Kingdom. Interviews, contributions, and a resource directory are included from 30 theatre professionals who have won a total of 45 Tony Awards. Agents, directors, production designers, general...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792.02 COM

Flanders, Judith

Summary: "Whip-smart (Louise Penny) amateur sleuth Samantha Clair returns in the newest mystery from Judith Flanders, the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of A Murder of Magpies. Sam Clair figures she'll be a good sport and spend a night out at the theater in support of her upstairs neighbors, who have small parts in a play in the West End. Boyfriend (a Scotland Yard detective)...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FLA

Summary: An examination of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and her children", and the political philosophies the play represents. Preparing for The Public Theater's 2006 production of Brecht's anti-war play, Meryl Streep allows a camera crew to document her rehearsal process and interest in the work. Moreover, the life and times of Brecht himself are followed, most notably the playwrites' escape from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Alive Mind 2009

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF THE

Sokolove, Michael Y.

Summary: "The true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 VOLPE, LOU SOK

Summary: A mystical autobiography of Alejandro Jodorowsky's childhood that blends his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry. It reflects his philosophy that reality is not objective, but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DAN

Kazan, Elia.

Contents: Beginnings, 1925-1941 -- Broadway, 1942-1949 -- Filmmaker, 1950-1953 -- Independence, 1954-1957 -- Theatre again, 1957-1961 -- Writer, 1962-1969 -- Later years, 1970-1988.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 KAZ

Marston, Edward.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Hood, Evelyn.

Summary: "Famous cookery writer Laura Tyler arrives in Prior's Ford determined to become immersed in village life--and the village drama group's forthcoming production of The Importance of Being Earnest offers her the perfect opportunity. It's just a pity that her uptight husband lacks her enthusiasm. But Laura has cause to regret her involvement when murder calls a halt to rehearsals of the play. And...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOO

Summary: Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He instructs each to live out their constructed lives in a small mockup of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off track. His daughter, Olive, is growing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SYN

Summary: A musical comedy film about an aspiring songwriter, four single actresses, and the staging of a new musical play on Broadway. Includes dances choreographed by Busby Berkeley.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GOL

Kingsbury, Karen.

Summary: Famed Hollywood actor Dayne Matthews struggles to deal with the shocking discoveries he has made about his past and to find the strength to forgive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC KIN

Summary: A Broadway musical director has troubles during rehearsal, promotes the understudy and has a successful opening night. Chiefly memorable for the incredible musical numbers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment 2000

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS FOR

Summary: A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY PRO

Summary: In a Parisian theatre after a day of auditioning actresses for the play he is preparing to direct, Thomas is distraught that none has what it takes to play the lead female character. He is getting ready to leave when Vanda appears: an unbridled and brazen whirlwind of energy. Vanda embodies everything Thomas hates. She is crude, idiotic, and will stop at nothing to get the part. But when Thomas...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN VEN

Meredith, Burgess

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792.028 MER