Theatre World, Volume 65, 2008-2009 


Theatre World, Volume 65, 2008-2009

 by Ben Hodges

15% discount if purchased in person at the Drama Book Shop, located at 250 W. 40th St. (between 7th & 8th Avenues)
Dedicated to editor emeritus and long-term record keeper of American theatre John A. Willis, Theatre World 65 not only provides an extensive list of contributors to every Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and regional theatre production of the year, but it is highly illustrated with more than six hundred production shots of the actors at work.

At 480 pages, Theatre World 65 is bigger and better than ever, and includes overviews of the Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and regional theatre seasons by contributing journalists - including a chapter on OOB by our own Shay Gines.

"With nearly 1,800 unique productions, the 2008-2009 season was an active year for Off-Off-Broadway(OOB). It was also a year of change and self-discovery that found the current generation of OOB practitioners grappling with community identity and efforts to unite disparate organizations and artists."

It also features an expanded section of regional theatre productions from across the U.S.; the longest-running Broadway and Off-Broadway shows; full coverage of the Theatre World awards for Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts; and a complete index. This year’s highlights include Billy Elliot, 9 to 5, Dividing the Estate, and Rock of Ages. It also covers such players as Jane Fonda in 33 Variations, Geoffrey Rush in Exit the King, Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons in Impressionism, Kristin Scott Thomas in The Seagull, Daniel Radcliffe in Equus, and four-time Tony Award winner Tovah Feldshuh in Irena’s Vow. As the third volume released in the last 12 months, Theatre World 65 brings the series completely up-to-date.

 “Theatre World commemorates the history and excitement of the theatre like no other publication.”  — Alec Baldwin

 Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation
 December 2009 / $49.99 / ISBN: 978-1-4234-7369-5 / Hardcover
 480 pages / Over 600 color and B&W photos throughout

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Ben Hodges is the editor of The American Theatre Wing Presents The Play That Changed My Life; The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals; and Outplays: Landmark Gay and Lesbian Plays of the Twentieth Century. He serves on the Honorary Awards Committee for the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.

The Drama Book Shop will host a talkback in conjunction with The American Theatre Wing’s just released and highly praised new book, The American Theatre Wing presents The Play That Changed My Life: America’s Foremost Playwrights on the Plays that Influenced Them.  The conversation will include Howard Sherman, Executive Director of the Wing and the book’s conceiver, and Ben Hodges, Editor of the book, at the Drama Book Shop (250 west 40th Street) at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15th.  




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