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Michael Riedel

Biography

Michael Riedel

Michael Riedel has been a theater columnist for the New York Post since 1998. He worked at the Daily News (New York) for five years before returning to the Post and has written for The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, Mirabella, Departures and Commentary. Riedel is the cohost of "Theater Talk" with PBS, is a contributor to the BBC, and has appeared on "Larry King Live," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America" and many other news programs. He lives in New York City. RAZZLE DAZZLE is his first book.

Michael Riedel

Books by Michael Riedel

by Michael Riedel - Autobiography, Biography, Entertainment, Nonfiction, Performing Arts
The 1990s was a decade of profound change on Broadway. The British invasion of Broadway was in full swing, as musical spectacles like Les MiserablesCats, and The Phantom of the Opera dominated the box office. But Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard soon spelled the end of this era and ushered in a new wave of American musicals. American musical comedy made its grand return, culminating in The Producers, while plays, always an endangered species on Broadway, staged a powerful comeback with Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. Michael Riedel presents the drama behind every mega-hit or shocking flop, bringing readers into high-stakes premieres, fraught rehearsals, tough contract negotiations, intense Tony Award battles, and more. Broadway has triumphs and disasters, but the show always goes on.
by Michael Riedel - History, Nonfiction, Performing Arts

Broadway’s most respected (and feared) commentator pulls back the curtain on its stars, producers and mega-hits to reveal all the shocking drama, intrigue and power plays that happened off stage. RAZZLE DAZZLE is a no-holds-barred narrative account of the people, money and power that reinvented an iconic quarter of New York City, turning its gritty back alleys and sex shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way --- and bringing a crippled New York from the brink of bankruptcy to its glittering glory.