David Merrick: The Abominable Showman
I will let Carol Channing describe this interesting book about the Tony Award-winning producer (1911-2000):
"One of the most magical biographies of the theater I have ever read. Kissel spotlights in fascinating detail the legendary theatrical career of David Merrick. But he has also pulled back the curtain on a fallible, mortal and very complicated man."
Mr. Merrick's Broadway credits include Gypsy (1959), Subways Are for Sleeping (1961), Oliver! (1963), Hello, Dolly! (1964), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1966), Promises, Promises (1968), Mack & Mabel (1974), 42nd Street (1980) and State Fair (1996).