Jerome Robbins, by Himself

It’s the middle of the week, so that means it’s time for Can’t-Wait Wednesday. Each week I’ll spotlight amazing future releases that … well, that I just can’t wait for. It’s a feature hosted by Tressa over at Wishful Endings, so be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants. Fair warning: you’re sure to walk away with an expanded TBR pile.

Today I’m Waiting for…

Mentioning Jerome Robbins to any major musical theatre fan will instantly conjure up images of elaborate productions and lush dance numbers. On the Town. The King and I. Gypsy. The Pajama Game. Fiddler on the Roof. West Side Story. Whether directing, choreographing, or both, Robbins had his hand in some of the most famous musicals from Broadway’s Golden Age.

There have already been a number of books that explore his contributions to the theatre, including one by Amanda Vaill, who’s offering commentary to tie this collection together. However, this marks the first time that Robbins’s own words will tell his story. Compiling letters, notes, diary entries, and so much more, Vaill has combed through an extensive archive to craft the closest thing we’ll ever get to an autobiography for theatre titan.

This personal examination is my most anticipated book about musical theatre this year … and coming from me, that’s saying something.


Title: Jerome Robbins, by Himself
Author: Jerome Robbins
Editor: Amanda Vaill
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Expected Publication: October 01, 2019

Publisher’s Page | Goodreads


What are you waiting for this week?

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