Snap your fingers! Misha Berson (author of Something's Coming, Something Good) and David Saint (editor of The Rest of the Story by Arthur Laurents) discuss West Side Story: the stage musical, the film, the legacy.

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About the Books
Something's Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination takes a critical, comprehensive look at one of the most inventive, influential, and internationally beloved Broadway musicals of all time: West Side Story.

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Arthur Laurents passed away early in 2011 but not before writing The Rest of the Story, in which he revealed all that had happened in his life since Original Story By. The book ends with a loving and insightful coda by Laurent's good friend and the editor of this book, David Saint.

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Misha Berson is the award-winning theater critic for the Seattle Times and the author of the books Between Worlds: Contemporary Asian-American Plays and The San Francisco Stage. She writes regularly for American Theatre Magazine and other publications, appears as a commentator on KUOW-FM radio, has taught at the University of Washington and San Francisco State University, and is the former executive director of Theatre Bay Area. 

David Saint is a pop culture historian who has authored or contributed to nine books, including Fab Four FAQ, Fab Four FAQ 2.0, and most recently Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock'n'Roll. He is the creator and series editor of Hal Leonard's FAQ books. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Applause Theatre and Cinema Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It is America's foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books, including books on acting and biographies of theatre and film luminaries, as well as playscripts and books on television. Visit applausebooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Jon Stebbins, author of The Beach Boys FAQ, chats with Patrick Phillips on The Patrick Phillips Show. This episode has been re-posted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of Patrick Phillips.

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About the Book
In The Beach Boys FAQ, Jon Stebbins explains how the band impacted music and pop culture. This entertaining, fast-moving tome is accompanied by dozens of rare images, making this volume a must-have for fans.

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Jon Stebbins is the author of Dennis Wilson: The Real Beach Boy and The Lost Beach Boy. His liner notes credits include the 2008 Sony Legacy edition of Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue. Stebbins has also written and produced shows for BBC TV, including the documentary The Beach Boys: Wouldn't it Be Nice? He is the co-author of The Beach Boys in Concert, which Backbeat Books will publish June 2013.

Patrick Phillips is the host of The Patrick Phillips Show, a show bringing "genuine talk and a dash of nostalgia."

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Robert Rodriguez, author of Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock'n'Roll, chats with Patrick Phillips on The Patrick Phillips Show about how the Beatles' album Revolver is the artistic high water mark for the band, often over shadowed by Sgt. Pepper. This episode has been re-posted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of Patrick Phillips.

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About the Book
Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock'n'Roll by Robert Rodriguez. The making of Revolver – hunkered down in Abbey Road with George Martin – is in itself a great Beatles story, but would be nothing if the results weren't so impactful. More than any record before or after, Revolverwas the game-changer, and this is, finally, the detailed telling of its storied recording and enormous impact.

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Robert Rodriguez is a pop culture historian and acknowledged expert on all things Beatles. He is the author of Fab Four FAQ (with Stuart Shea) and Fab Four FAQ 2.0. He is also the series editor for Backbeat/Applause's FAQ book series.

Patrick Phillips is the host of The Patrick Phillips Show.

Thoughts on Video from Robert Rodriguez...

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

iTunes   RSS   Libsyn   Blog  Email

Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

Limelight   Amadeus   Applause   Backbeat   HLB

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Mark Clark, author of Star Trek FAQ (and the forthcoming Star Trek FAQ 2.0) chats with radio show host Patrick Phillips on his show The Patrick Phillips Show. Did you know "Beam Me Up, Scotty" was never said on the show? From redshirts to crew members, from cast to crew, from the first episode to the animated series and merchandising, Star Trek FAQ is everything left to know about the first voyages of the Starship Enterprise. This episode has been reposted on the Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of Patrick Phillips.

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About the Book
Star Trek FAQ tells the complete story of Star Trek, from the before the beginning (the books, films, and TV shows that inspired producer Gene Roddenberry to create Star Trek) until after the end (when the show emerged as a cultural phenomenon in syndication), and including dramatic behind-the-scenes stories (e.g., Leonard Nimoy's struggle with alcoholism and actress Grace Lee Whitney's controversial firing) often omitted from “authorized” histories of the program. Along with in-depth looks at the pre- and post-Trek careers of the show's iconic leads, Star Trek FAQ includes profiles of guest stars and “redshirt” extras alike, as well as the many writers, technicians, and artisans whose efforts enabled Star Trek to take flight. The book also explores the show's unprecedented resurgence in the 1970s with chapters devoted to early Star Trek fiction, merchandising, and the short-lived animated series. Combining a wealth of fascinating information about every facet of the show's production with original analysis of Star Trek's enduring appeal and cultural influence, Star Trek FAQ goes where noStar Trek book has gone before.

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Mark Clark is a film historian and has authored Sixties Shockers and Smirk, Sneer and Scream. He's a former critic for the Louisiville Courier-Journal and has taught film history and genre theory for the Factory Digital Film Production Program at Douglas Education Center in Monessen, PA. He lives in Ohio.

Patrick Phillips is the host of The Patrick Phillips Show, a podcast of genuine talk with a dash of nostalgia.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

iTunes   RSS   Libsyn   Blog  Email

Applause Theatre and Cinema Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It is America's foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books, including books on acting and biographies of theatre and film luminaries, as well as playscripts and books on television. Visit applausebooks.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

Limelight   Amadeus   Applause   Backbeat   HLB

Direct download: startrek.mp3
Category:Film and Television -- posted at: 10:32am EDT
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