Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lines Telling Stories // Illustrating the Moxie of Broadway

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By Erik Piepenburg

ACTORS covet them. Producers dream of them. Marvin Hamlisch even composed a musical about one. On Broadway, the word “lines” means different things to different people.


Hirschfeld, whose artwork was synonymous with theater coverage in The New York Times for decades, was an exhaustive chronicler of almost every Broadway show and personality of the 20th century. Gish, Gielgud, Minnelli, Streisand — he drew everyone, and everyone wanted to be drawn by him.

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