The book is, "Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater," & it's HOT off the printing presses THIS week! Golden Apple Award-WINNER Mark Larson put this 643 page (NOT counting the acknowledgements & index) tome together & they're all here. I'm talking interviews with Chicago favorites like Alan Arkin, Ed Asner, Jim Belushi & tons more including Stephen Colbert! Here's at least 600 pages on the definitive history of Chicago theater as told by the artists both onstage & behind the scenes. Drawing from more than 300 interviews, Mr. Larson has woven a narrative that expresses the spirit of Chicago's ensemble ethos: the voices of celebrities including Julia Louis-Dreyfus from Seinfeld & Veep. "Ensemble" covers the past 65 years of theater history in Chicago, & is perfect for our readers (like me) fascinated by this this "backstage look." Lifting the curtain to show readers the behind-the-scenes history of Chicago theater, Mr. Larson has compiled an impressive history told through the voices of the artists who lived it! MAN! I'm ready to delve into this treasury of information right now & skip my lunch hour. Not only that, but I'm working up a hunger for a Chicago hot dog after getting into this book! Check out this fantastic "behinds the scene" read from Agate Publishing, Inc. at: Chicago, here we come. You are a "toddling town" for sure!

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