Ben Brantley's BROADWAY MUSICALS: FROM THE PAGES OF THE NEW YORK TIMES Volume Released Today, 10/9
According to Amazon.com, the book Broadway Musicals: From the Pages of The New York Times by Ben Brantley will be released today, October 9, 2012.
The book as described on Amazon: "Over the last century the New York Times’s six leading critics—Brooks Atkinson, Howard Taubman, Clive Barnes, Walter Kerr, Frank Rich, and Ben Brantley—have offered the most authoritative and influential commentary on the Broadway musical. This definitive volume includes the original reviews of the 119 most important, selected by current chief theater critic Ben Brantley and accompanied by photographs from each show’s first production as well as celebrated revivals. From the golden age of the musical, with its divas, legendary directors, lyricists, and choreographers, right up to The Book of Mormon, Brantley gives context to this treasure trove of reviews with a thoughtful introduction and essays that guide the reader through each decade."
Ben Brantley became chief theater critic of The New York Times in September 1996 after having served as its drama critic since joining the newspaper in August 1993. Prior to joining The Times, Brantley was a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, a writer at Vanity Fair magazine, and he reviewed films for Elle magazine. The critic is also the editor of the 2001 volume "The New York Times Book of Broadway: On the Aisle for the Unforgettable Plays of the Last Century."