The Life of Jerome Robbins
By Greg Lawrence
THE FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF THE CELEBRATED BROADWAY AND HOLLYWOOD CHOREOGRAPHER
Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs
The definitive biography of the man behind such legendary shows as Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, The King and I, Gypsy and Funny Girl, whose friends and enemies were among the greatest celebrities of stage and screen, including Barbra Streisand, Bette Davis, Natalie Wood and Montgomery Cliff.
Despite becoming established as one of the century's greatest choreographic masters, in 1998, Jerome Robbins died a haunted man. All his life, he was tortured by private demons: his conflicting feelings about his sexuality and his religion; his bitter relationship with his parents; his scandalous betrayals during the McCarthy hearings; and a sadistic but genius drive for perfection.
Now, this groundbreaking biography, based on hundreds of interviews with friends, family and colleagues, provides the first complete portrait of the man and the artist - a harrowing, heartbreaking and triumphant work as complicated and fascinating as the man himself.
- "If [he] hadn't been the way he was no one would have the careers they had." - Chita Rivera
- "Comprehensive and lively." ? Publishers Weekly
Greg Lawrence is the New York Times best-selling co-author of Dancing on My Grave and Shape of Love (both with Gelsey Kirkland) as well as two other esteemed books.
Published by BE
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