- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (1 December 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0142501417
- ISBN-13: 978-0142501412
- Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 21.1 x 0.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 113 g
- Customer Reviews: 399 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 229,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dancing in the Wings Paperback – 1 December 2003
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About the Author
Allen's Broadway career as a dancer, singer and actor began in the chorus of "Purlie". She next appeared in "Raisin", then in the 1979 production West Side Story", for which she won a prestigious Drama Desk Award, as well as, her first Tony Award nomination. Allen received another Tony Award nomination in 1986 for her role as Bob Fosse's "Sweet Charity".
Allen's choreography career soared in 1980 with the international hit TV series "Fame". In 1988 she went behind the scenes to choreograph the new American Musical "Carrie with the Royal Shakespeare Company" and has continued to devote herself to that discipline. She holds the distinction of having choreographed the Academy Awards for five consecutive years. Allen collaborated with James Ingram to create "Brothers of the Knight" which played at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in the spring of 1998.Allen currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Kadir Nelson is an award-winning illustrator and fine artist. He lives in San Diego, California.
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The illustrations are so nice.
I wish I had had book like this growing up!