8 New Theatre Books You Need to Read This Summer / by David Hwang


American Theatre Wing, an Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles, by Patrick Pacheco

The American Theatre Wing may be best known to theatre fans as the co-producer of the Tony Awards, but in its more-than-a-century’s existence, the Wing has been an invaluable support to the art of theatre in ways that go well beyond an awards ceremony. Loaded with first person anecdotes and never-before-seen-photos, this book takes you from the Wing’s beginnings as a World War I charitable organization, to the establishment of the famed Stage Door Canteen during World War II, to the Wing of today that works tirelessly to support theatre on Broadway and all across the United States. This oral history is shared by such theatrical luminaries as Angela Lansbury, Rosie O’Donnell, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Harold Prince, Kenny Leon, Neil Patrick Harris, David Henry Hwang, Harvey Fierstein, and James Corden.

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