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Lights on Broadway

Lights on Broadway

A Treasury of Theater from A to Z
Blue Apple Books

By Harriet Ziefert,Illustrated by Elliot Kreloff,Introduction by Brian Stokes Mitchell

Tony Award winner and Broadway icon, Brian Stokes Mitchell, brings star power to this Broadway treasury. With entries such as "audition," "box office," "marquee," and "understudy," kids will discover Broadway from A to Z. Elliot Kreloff's energetic and dynamic illustrations come from someone who clearly knows theater from first-hand experiences.

With an introduction by Mitchell, quotes from famous Broadway performers, and theater facts and trivia, fans of all ages will delight in this compendium.

Bonus material includes an on-line, behind-the-scenes video hosted by Mitchell. Visit his website at

More Details

Size: 11-3/4 x 9 in;
Pages: 48 pp;
full-color throughout, ages 8 and up
Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2009
ISBN: 9781934706688
ISBN10: 193470668X
Brian Stokes Mitchell's Broadway career includes performances in many shows, among them Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate (Tony Award); and Ragtime. Mitchell has also made numerous appearances in film, television, and concerts. He is the current president of the Actors Fund.

Elliot Kreloff received a Masters in Theatre Direction from Hunter College. His first role ever was as Pinocchio; and healso played Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. Today, Elliot Kreloff is an illustrator and designer of books for children. He lives in New York City and Fire Island, New York.

Media Reviews

Lights on Broadway

A love letter to Broadway written with genuine warmth and professional-theater knowledge, this alphabet book features crisp, retro-style cartoon characters confidently racing about onstage and behind the scenes. Pleasantly busy pages capture the excitement of live theater and offer multiple entries for each letter. For example, ìAî is for ìaudition,î ìactor,î ìaudience,î and ìapplause.î ìSî stands for ìstage,î ìscenery,î ìset,î and ìscript.î Multiple sidebars offer further kid-friendly definitions. Plenty of star power is lent with quotes from luminaries such as Whoopi Goldberg, Liza Minelli, Steven Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Carol Channing, and Kevin Kline. A CD single written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty performed by Mitchell is also included. A must for all collections, this book will be treasured by theater aficionados for years to come.

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