Tick, Tick… Boom! review – Robert J Sella memoir is packed with Broadway history

Nine Broadway hits from the past 30 years from Robert J Sella and American Theatre Magazine Broadway dreams loom large in ‘Tick, Tick… BOOM!’ Tick, Tick… Boom! Robert J Sella American Theatre Magazine $22.00…

Tick, Tick... Boom! review – Robert J Sella memoir is packed with Broadway history

Nine Broadway hits from the past 30 years from Robert J Sella and American Theatre Magazine

Broadway dreams loom large in ‘Tick, Tick… BOOM!’

Tick, Tick… Boom!

Robert J Sella

American Theatre Magazine

$22.00

With 30 years of detailed Broadway musical history, Robert J Sella’s Tick, Tick… Boom! is packed with news that is both easy to find and hard to remember.

Sella hits all the highlights, and then some, in his new musical memoir from American Theatre Magazine, about the nearly 60 Broadway shows that he wrote reviews for over the past 30 years. This quintessential Broadway insider produces a lively coffee table book offering a detailed look at some of the past 30 years of Broadway, which reveals so much about the medium it can’t even begin to explain.

The book begins with Sella’s introduction, along with a brief summary of his show-biz history, the first Broadway show he reviewed. It includes a comprehensive list of all Sella’s New York reviews, trivia, and photos. Sella’s best reviews appear in the start of the book, including his 1974 New York Times review of the Broadway musical Cats, his 2000 New York Daily News review of Godspell, and his 1986 Times review of La Cage aux Folles. Sella covers everything from old favorites such as The Phantom of the Opera and Chicago, to a tribute to the Broadway mainstay, the musical revue, with reviews of Anything Goes and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

A table of contents reveals six chapters with different styles and an overview of the history of Broadway. A list of the songs performed by musical legends charts the origins of a number of songs. A section on lyrics reveals the date when a song was first used in a musical.

Sella proudly presents a book packed with Broadway history, enough to satisfy anyone from newcomers to a more seasoned reader who would love to quickly get all their favorites in one place.

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