Showstopper by Abigail Pogrebin

By Abigail Pogrebin

Showstopper is journalist and publication writer Abigail Pogrebin's account of being solid, on the younger age of sixteen (along with a then 21-year previous Jason Alexander), in Stephen Sondheim's muscial "Merrily We Roll Along," the single flop in Sondheim's storied occupation. It's a nonetheless a secret, and a far debated subject, between theater fanatics as to why "Merrily We Roll Along" flopped, particularly due to the fact that Sondheim's different productions, which come with "Into the Woods," "Follies," "Sweeney Todd," and "A humorous factor occurred so one can the Forum," were so endearing and terribly profitable. during this Kindle unmarried, Pogrebin muses on why the convey didn't get off the floor whilst that she takes the reader on passionate, introspective trip, analyzing the significance of this very particular second in her lifestyles.

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