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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (201 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Rich Narrator: Frank Rich Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The celebrated New York Times drama critic and columnist Frank Rich shares an endearing memoir of a childhood transformed by the magic of Broadway.

There is a theater superstitions that if the emptied house is ever left completely dark, a ghost will take up residence. To prevent this, a single ghost light is left burning at center stage after the audience and all of the actors and musicians have gone home. Frank Rich's eloquent and moving boyhood memoir reveals how theater itself became a ghost light and a beacon of security for a child finding his way in a tumultuous world.

Struggling with his parents' divorce and the universal trial of childhood, Rich took refuge in the spectacle and emotion of the great musicals - South Pacific, Carousel, The Music Man -and eventually found a second home at Washington's National Theatre, where as a teen he was ticket-taker. The revered New York Times critic writes lovingly of how his favorite shows, songs, and actors became a lifeline, leading him out of a tumultuous household and propelling him towards the itinerant family of theater, whose romantic denizens welcomed him into the colorful fringes of Broadway during its last glamorous era. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by shawn stapleton | 2/16/2014

    " Well written book about growing up in the late 50's and early 60's. Stories about Broadway shows showed some similair interest as my step son is going to school for theater. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Natalie Sherling | 2/6/2014

    " I'm more of a fiction reader, but I picked up this book because it looked interesting. I was sucked and and devoured it. Fantastic look at what you will do to obtain what you love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pam Quinn | 1/24/2014

    " Memoir by Frank Rich, the theatre critic for the NY Times. What a life he lived. What a way to grow up. I am jealous, jealous! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ellen | 1/17/2014

    " Not my all time favorite book but a must for any musical theater buff! "

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