A group portrait of the great Broadway choreographers from the mid-20th century to our own time, this title covers the lives of: Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Gower Champion, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Tommy Tune, Graciela Daniele, and Susan Stroman. The hits generated by two generations of choreographer-directors define the Broadway stage: "Oklahoma!"; "On the Town"; "West Side Story"; "Hello, Dolly!"; "Fiddler on the Roof"; "A Chorus Line"; "Dancin'"; "Dream Girls"; "The Producers"; and many more. In researching this book, Robert Emmet Long conducted dozens of interviews with his subjects themselves as well as those who worked with them and also secured the cooperation of artists who do not typically give interviews.
ROBERT EMMET LONG is a recognized critic of the performing arts. Long has contributed over four hundred articles to many journals and magazines including The Nation, Commonweal, and Saturday Review. He has also been a drama critic in New York for the North American Review. Long lives in Fulton, New York. Robert Emmet Long is uniquely qualified to write on the lives and careers of Broadway's foremost choreographer-directors. His definitive The Films of Merchant Ivory is published by Harry N. Abrams and has gone through two editions. Long is a recognized critic of American and British literature, and a commentator on the performing arts. He is either the author or editor of some 30 books, the subjects of which include Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Fenimore Cooper, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John O'Hara, Nathaniel West, James Thurber, and Barbara Pym.