Tony and Olivier Award–successful Bob Avian’s astounding existence tale, Dancing Guy: A Broadway Choreographer’s Journey, is a memoir in 3 acts. Act I finds the origins of one among Broadway’s mythical choreographers who seemed onstage with stars like Barbra Streisand and Mary Martin all ahead of he was once thirty. Act II comprises instructing Katharine Hepburn the best way to sing and dance in Coco and dealing with Stephen Sondheim and Michael Bennett whilst serving to to choreograph the unique productions of Company and Follies. All the way through this time, Avian received a Tony Award because the cochoreographer of A Refrain Line and produced the impressive Tony Award–successful Dreamgirls. For a victorious 3rd act, Avian choreographed Julie Andrews’s go back to the New York degree, devised all the musical staging for Miss Saigon and Sunset Boulevard, and directed A Refrain Line on Broadway. He labored with the largest names on Broadway, together with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Carol Burnett, Jennifer Holliday, Patti LuPone, Elaine Stritch, and Glenn Shut.

Candid, witty, once in a while surprising, and all the time pleasing, right here ultimately is without equal up-Shut and private insider’s view from a entrance row seat on the advent of the largest, brightest, and easiest Broadway musicals of the prior fifty years.