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Episode 53: The Theatrical Genius Of Tommy Tune, part 1

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This episode is made possible in part by the generous support of Broadway Nation “Backstage Pass Club” Producer Level Members:

Steven & Paula Reynolds. 

Today my guest is Kevin Winkler, author of the new book: Everything Is Choreography – The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune. 

Kevin’s much acclaimed and award winning first book, Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical, was released in 2018. And you may have seen Kevin as an on-screen commentator in the acclaimed documentary, Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon.

I was fascinated to read Kevin’s terrific new book – especially since I arrived in New York just as Tommy Tune’s career as a choreographer and director was kicking off, As a result I had the tremendous privilege of seeing first hand every one of Tommy Tune’s Broadway and off-Broadway productions that Kevin covers in the book.

I began our recent conversation by asking Kevin about his two previous careers – as a dancer and a librarian – that have made him uniquely and unusually qualified to write books about Broadway’s great, groundbreaking director/choreographers.

Broadway Nation is written and produced by me – David Armstrong.

Special thanks to Pauls Macs for his help with editing this episode, KVSH 101.9, the voice of beautiful Vashon Island, WA, and the entire team at the Broadway Podcast Network.

 

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