Vlastnik of 'Love Perfect Change' Co-Authors 'Sitcoms' Book

Frank Vlastnik, star of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, has co-authored the new hardcover book "SITCOMS: The 101 Greatest TV Comedies of All Time" published by Black Dog & Leventhal.  The book has been selected as a centerpiece of the Entertainment Gift table at all Barnes & Noble stores.

The most beloved, most groundbreaking, and most entertaining TV comedies of all time are celebrated in words and pictures—many of them rare—by the award-winning authors of Broadway Musicals, Ken Bloom and Frank Vlastnik.

In 101 lively chapters and lots of special features, SITCOMS explores our favorite form of popular entertainment—the TV situation comedy.  Of the many hundreds of shows that have debuted over TV's 60-year history, the authors have carefully selected the most influential, popular, and enduring ones, from Gilligan's Island to Seinfeld, I Love Lucy to Will and Grace, creating a history of the medium that goes beyond stats and trivia to reveal all that goes into the creation of classic television, from the writing and all-important casting to the directing and, of course, the acting.

Each chapter of SITCOMS features numerous photos, many rare and behind-the-scenes, along with cast lists, artists' biographies, "off-set" tidbits, critical commentary, and all of the relevant statistics.  Special features cover such topics as famous unseen characters, sitcom pets, spin-offs, sitcoms made from movies, and many more.  It's a visual and informative feast for TV lovers, from nostalgia buffs to the TV Land generation.

Currently starring in the hit Off-Broadway musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Frank Vlastnik also appeared in the original cast of the Broadway musicals Big, Sweet Smell of Success and A Year With Frog and Toad.  He did the photo editing and research for Ken Bloom's Jerry Herman and Richard Norton's A Chronology of American Musical Theatre.

Ken Bloom is the author of "American Song," "Hollywood Song," and "Tin Pan Alley."  His "Broadway: An Encyclopedic Guide to the History, People and Places of Times Square" was named one of the top reference books of the year by the New York Public Library and was recently reissued in a new edition.  Most recently, he published an illustrated book celebrating the career of Jerry Herman and a two-volume history of Twentieth Century-Fox music.  Bloom is also a playwright, a theatre director, a radio host, an arts consultant, and the president of Harbinger Records.

The Foreward for SITCOMS is written by John Lithgow.

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