Michael Riedel, Broadway’s most respected (and feared) commentator, pulls back the curtain on its stars, its producers and its mega-hits to reveal all the shocking drama, intrigue and power-plays that happened off stage. Razzle Dazzle is a provocative, no-holds-barred narrative account of the people and the money and the power that re-invented an iconic quarter of New York City, turning its gritty back alleys and sex shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way- and bringing a crippled New York from the brink of bankruptcy to its glittering glory. Riedel tells the stories of The Shubert Organization and the shows that re-built a city in grand style, revealing the backstage drama that often rivaled what transpired onstage, exposing bitter rivalries, unlikely alliances and, of course, scintillating gossip. This is a great story, told with wit and passion. Hardcover.