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Hot Seat: Theater Criticism for The New York Times, 1980-1993 By Frank Rich,

  • Title: Hot Seat: Theater Criticism for The New York Times, 1980-1993
  • Author: Frank Rich
  • ISBN: 9780679453000
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In his nearly fourteen years as chief drama critic of The New York Times, Frank Rich was both admired as a passionate advocate for the best in New York theater and reviled as the Butcher of Broadway for his presumed destructive power over the commercial fate of Broadway shows Hot Seat is Rich s definitive chronicle of his long run an encyclopedic anthology of thanIn his nearly fourteen years as chief drama critic of The New York Times, Frank Rich was both admired as a passionate advocate for the best in New York theater and reviled as the Butcher of Broadway for his presumed destructive power over the commercial fate of Broadway shows Hot Seat is Rich s definitive chronicle of his long run an encyclopedic anthology of than three hundred of his best reviews and essays, interspersed with further thoughts, entirely new to this volume, about his adventures on the aisle at the tumultuous time when Broadway was decimated by AIDS and colonized by the British musical Rich s opening night accounts of an era s biggest hits from The Phantom of the Opera to Six Degrees of Separation and most notorious bombs from Moose Murders to Carrie are here, as are his year by year reflections on major careers both established Stephen Sondheim, Peter Brook, Jessica Tandy and new August Wilson, Kevin Kline, Caryl Churchill Here as well are Rich s final words on his sparring matches with Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Hare, among others, and his retrospective lists of which plays and performances he admired most and least as well as lists of the productions he feels he over and underrated the first time around From the tragic opening night of David Merrick s 42nd Street to the unprecedented triumph of Tony Kushner s Angels in America, Hot Seat captures what was in every way a dramatic chapter in cultural history, as told and lived by a journalist with the best seat and sharpest eye in the house.
    Hot Seat Theater Criticism for The New York Times In his nearly fourteen years as chief drama critic of The New York Times Frank Rich was both admired as a passionate advocate for the best in New York theater and reviled as the Butcher of Broadway f

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    1. I remember when Frank Rich was nicknamed the Butcher of Broadway, before he turned instead to writing about politics Because of that nickname, I had to get this book I was not disappointed because of the sheer number of productions reviewed and the hidden treasures inside For example, I had no idea that John Cameron Mitchell, now widely known for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, played a somewhat small part in The Secret Garden Rich noticed him and gave him a glowing review The book isn t really reada [...]

    2. On my nightstand I have been reading Frank Rich s Hot Seat Theater Criticism for the New York Times, 1980 1993 New York Random House, 1998 Spending endless days years ago in the hospital I became addicted to the New York Times and in the process found myself drawn to Frank Rich s column in editorial column in the Times which I have reprinted here often He is consistently one of those writers that I find entertaining, engaging and intelligent So I decided to pick up a couple of his books from the [...]

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