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Friday Reads: Performing Arts Roundup

performing artsTGIF! Today we offer you a roundup of newly published and forthcoming books about actors, directors, a musician, and the performing arts. Are you not entertained?!

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL: How Broadway Shows Are Built by Jack Viertel
On Sale: March 1, 2016
Viertel has written what will become a classic textbook on the architecture and construction of the American musical. What Harold Bloom did for Shakespearean exegesis and Peter Drucker for management, Viertel has done for theater: written a definitive work by raising the curtain and laying bare the work of playwrights, composers, librettists, choreographers, and directors.” Library Journal, starred review

MASTER OF CEREMONIES by Joel Grey
On Sale: February 16, 2016
“The diminutive, unforgettable creator of the emcee in Cabaret both on stage and on screen writes frankly of his diverse career, exacting mother, and public embrace of his homosexuality. An honest, eloquent, memorable autobiography.” — Kirkus Reviews

LEONARD: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner, with David Fisher
On Sale: February 16, 2016
“Fans will devour anecdotes surrounding the making of the series and its posthumous surge in popularity, but Shatner takes readers behind the nonemotive Vulcan visage to reveal the poet, photographer, devoted stage actor, recovering alcoholic, and formidable listener who was his friend. A fond remembrance of Leonard Nimoy by one who knew him like no other.” — Kirkus Reviews readmoreremove

Friday Reads: M​ovie ​T​ie​-I​​​n​ Edition

Lots of Macmillan books are making their way from page to screen this fall:

THE REVENANT by Michael Punke
This tale of retribution on the American Frontier when a fur trapper is mauled by a bear and left for dead stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu who won an Oscar for last year’s Birdman. Big Oscar buzz on this one, coming to a theater near you on Christmas Day.

THE 33: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar
Antonio Banderas leads the other 32 Chilean miners trying to survive after the 2010 collapse in the film based on Tobar’s bestselling, award-winning book, DEEP DOWN DARK.

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For Your Consideration: November 2015 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the November 2015* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due September 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines.

A WILD SWAN by Michael Cunningham
Classic fairy tales are reimagined for our times by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE HOURS and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu. “Cunningham doesn’t retell but rethinks these tales, considering how they might play out today or what happens long after the spell has been broken.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

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I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies by Illeana Douglas
Award-winning actress Illeana Douglas’s memoir about learning to survive in Hollywood while staying true to her quirky vision of the world.

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PETTY by Warren Zanes
An exhilarating and intimate account of the life of music legend Tom Petty, by an accomplished writer and musician who toured alongside him.

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THE LADY IN THE VAN by Alan Bennett
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Maggie Smith, Alan Bennett’s famous and heartwarming story “The Lady in the Van,” and more of Bennett’s classic short form work.

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AMERICAN BLOOD by Ben Sanders
A former undercover cop now in witness protection finds himself pulled into the search for a missing woman in New Mexico. The film rights sold to Warner Bros with Bradley Cooper attached to star and produce!

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