Stars Come Out for Celebration of New Book CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live

By: May. 23, 2017
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On Friday, June 9th, 2017, 5-7pm - a Special Book Event for "CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live" - a new book by best-selling author, Ronald Rand - will be held at The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40 Street in New York City.

Among those scheduled to attend will include the author-Ronald Rand, and several artists in CREATE! including Stephen Lang, Nicole Ansari, Carolyn D Palmer, Martha Carpenter, Michael Pressman, Julie Budd, Eve Wolf, Parish Kohanim, Elise Thoron, Mel Gordon, Tim Stevenson, Stephen Henderson, Lori Belilove, Nancy Rhodes, Woodie King, Jr., Tina Chen, Tisa Chang, and Sabera Shaik flying in especially from Kuala Lumpur.

"CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live" curated by International Goodwill Ambassador & best-selling author, Ronald Rand features over 100 rare interviews - actors, artists, dancers, directors, musicians, composers, mime artists, playwrights, and writers - sharing their insights on the process of creativity and the importance of the arts for humankind.

CREATE! shines a light on the inner world of creativity, through these individuals' important contributions to our nation's cultural, societal, and commercial prosperity.

CREATE! features greats including Edward Albee, Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Ellen Burstyn, Jacques d'Amboise, Carol Channing, Brian Cox, Jacques d'Amboise, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Katherine Dunham, Eve Ensler, Kelsey Grammer, Joel Grey, Al Hirschfeld, Julie Harris, Bill T. Jones, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Chaka Khan, Stephen Lang, Robert Lepage, Arthur Laurents, Christopher Plummer, Harold Prince, Bill Pullman, Tony Randall, Luise Rainer, Phylicia Rashad, Chita Rivera, Roy Scheider, Tadashi Suzuki, Tommy Tune, Ben Vereen, Sir Derek Walcott, Elie Wiesel, Robert Wilson, and Eugenia Zuckerman.

Over 150 full-color photos and iconic illustrations and paintings including Al Hirshfeld, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Jim Warren, Carolyn D Palmer, Martha Carpenter, Ming Cho Lee, and Sir Derek Walcott.

Andre Bishop, Producing Artistic Director, Lincoln Center Theatre: "An enriching book for everyone, CREATE! captures the passion of creativity in the theater, music, dance, in fact, all the arts. An invaluable guide to the inner workings of the artist's vision."

CREATE! also features greats including F. Murray Abraham, Lucie Arnaz, Elizabeth Ashley, Harold Bloom, Julie Budd, Len Cariou, Martha Carpenter, Dick Cavett, Tina Chen, Graciela Daniele, Andre De Shields, Olympia Dukakis, Horton Foote, Larry Gelbart, John Guare, Sheldon Harnick, David Henry Hwang, Laurence Luckinbill, Judith Malina, Emily Mann, Jan Maxwell, Rue McClanahan, Jerry Orbach, Diane Paulus, Lloyd Richards, Pilar Rioja, Mark Rydell, Andrei Serban, Sylvia Sidney, Budd Schulberg, Charlie Soap, Ellen Stewart, Charles Strouse, Paul Tazewell, Jeanine Tesori, Kate Valk, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Mario Van Peebles, Fritz Weaver, and more!

RONALD RAND, the author of CREATE! is an International Goodwill Cultural Ambassador, performing in his 16th year around the world in his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! Harold Clurman's Life of Passion - seen across five continents, in twenty-three countries and twenty states. Best-selling author of "Acting Teachers of America," Rand is the Founder and Publisher of "The Soul of the American Actor," in its 19th year. First US State Department Fulbright Specialist at the University of Sarajevo's Academy of Dramatic Arts in Bosnia & Herzegovina and University of Malaya's Drama Department. International renowned director, his production of LUV is running into its 4th sold-out year at Sarajevo's Chamber Theatre 55. Librettist of the new opera, IBSEN, Rand has has been a visiting guest professor at over seventy-five universities around the world. Visit,

CREATE! Release date: June 1 at and B&

(Official publication date is August 2017)

304 pages - over 150 color illustrations, art work and photos

Softcover Edition: $42.00 - ISBN:978-1-942545-42-2,

Special Hardcover Edition: $72.00 - ISBN:978-1-942545-86-6

Kindle $19.99


Barnes & Noble at 17th Street, Manhattan, July 12th 6-7pm



F. Murray Abraham, Mary Alice, Selma Alispahic, Nicole Ansari,

Lucie Arnaz, Elizabeth Ashley, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, Phoebe Brand, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou, Carol Channing,

Tina Chen, Brian Cox, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Andre De Shields, Olympia Dukakis, Randall Duk Kim, Ben Gazzara,

Kelsey Grammer, Lee Grant, Joel Grey, Spalding Gray,

Julie Harris, Stephen Henderson, Kim Hunter,

Dragan Jovicic, Jack Klugman, Shirley Knight, Stephen Lang,

Laurence Luckinbill, Judith Malina, Jan Maxwell,

Rue McClanahan, Patricia Neal, Jerry Orbach, Angelica Page,

Christopher Plummer, Bill Pullman, Phylicia Rashad,

Tony Randall, Luise Rainer, Chita Rivera, Roy Scheider,

Marian Seldes, Sabera Shaik, Sylvia Sidney, Kate Valk,

Ben Vereen, Eli Wallach, Fritz Weaver


Martha Carpenter, Alvin Colt, Al Hirschfeld, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Parish Kohanim, Ming Cho Lee, Carolyn Palmer,

Tara Sabharwal, Tim Stevenson, Paul Tazewell


Lori Belilove, Jacques d'Amboise, Graciela Daniele,

Anna Halprin, Alonzo King, Pearl Lang, Pilar Rioja, Tommy Tune


Gregg Goldston, Barry Lubin, Craig Marin, Rob Mermin,

David Shiner


Gretchen Cryer, Erwin Drake, Marvin Hamlisch,

Sheldon Harnick, Charles Strouse, Melvin van Peebles,

Jeanine Tesori


Eugenio Barba, Anne Bogart, Joseph Chaikin, Tisa Chang,

Ping Chong, Jack Garfein, Andre Gregory, Sabra Jones,

Michael Kahn, Woodie King, Jr., Robert Lepage, Emily Mann, Diljana Milosevic, Diane Paulus, Michael Pressman,

Harold Prince, Nancy Rhodes, Lloyd Richards, Mark Rydell, Andrei Serban, Ellen Stewart, Tadashi Suzuki, Robert Wilson


Patch Adams, Robert Brustein, Dick Cavett, Victor Masayesva, Jr., Henry Muttoo, Tina Ramirez, Charlie Soap,

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer


Leon Bates, Julie Budd, Stephanie Chase, Karen Drucker,

Chaka Khan, Meredith Monk, Vinicio Quezada, Steve Ross,

Jim Seales, Travis Wammack, Melvin Van Peebles, Eve Wolf, Eugenia Zuckerman


Edward Albee, Harold Bloom, Ed Bullins, Nilo Cruz,

Christopher Durang, Eve Ensler, Horton Foote,

Maria Irene Fornes, Larry Gelbart, John Guare, Tina Howe,

David Henry Hwang, Odile Gakire Katese, Arthur Kopit,

Arthur Laurents, Budd Schulberg, John Patrick Shanley,

Peter Stone, Apriana Taylor, Vijay Tendulkar, Elise Thoron,

Jean-Claude van Itallie, Sir Derek Walcott, Elie Wiesel,

William Yellow Robe, Jr.


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