Win a free copy of the book “The Great Comet: The Journey of a New Musical to Broadway“(Sterling Publishing, 2016), which traces the improbable evolution of the musical, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” that began with an unknown cast in tiny, experimental Ars Nova, an 87-seat Off-Off Broadway house, and wound up at Broadway’s 1,200-seat Imperial Theater, starring Josh Groban.
I describe the book in some detail here. It includes a CD with five of the songs
To enter the contest, please answer the following question:
What is the best book about the theater, and why?
1. Please put your answer in the comments at the bottom of this blog post, because the winner will be chosen through based on the order of your reply, not its content.
But you must answer the question, complete with description and explanation, or your entry will excluded from consideration.
Update: To clarify: I’m asking for a non-fiction book about the theater — a memoir, a history, a textbook…anything but a script, libretto, fiction.
2. This contest ends Monday, March 20, 2017 at midnight Eastern Time, and I will make the drawing no later than noon the next day. I will e-mail the winner at the e-mail address that’s automatically included in the responses. If I don’t get an e-mail back from you within 24 hours, I will choose another winner. The book will be mailed to you at an address in the United States or Canada.
(3. All submissions have to be approved, so you won’t necessarily see your entry right away: Please be patient, and don’t submit more than once.)