Joseph Horowitz

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The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian,
George Gershwin, and Porgy and Bess

by Joseph Horowitz
Published by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2013

A revelatory history of the operatic masterpiece that both made
and destroyed Rouben Mamoulian, its director and unsung hero.

“Joseph Horowitz has written an eye-opening book that completes our understanding of America’s greatest opera, Porgy and Bess.” (John Mauceri, Tony Award-winning conductor, producer, and arranger)

“'On My Way’ restores Rouben Mamoulian to the pantheon of essential figures in the development of American theater and cinema, which is where he unquestionably belongs.” (Larry Starr, author of George Gershwin)

“A fascinating and brilliantly written story of Rouben Mamoulian’s contributions to Porgy and Bess.” (Speight Jenkins, general director, Seattle Opera)

“Blending his strengths as a writer, scholar, critic, storyteller, and fan, Joseph Horowitz explores the talents of Rouben Mamoulian, who helped to make Porgy and Bess America’s premier opera.” (Richard Crawford, author of America's Musical Life: A History)

“The meat of this book lies in Horowitz’s analyses of Mamoulian’s three masterpieces, which may make theater and movie mavens break out in grateful goosebumps. Musical-theater book of the year? Mmmmm—could be!” (Booklist, Starred Review)
“Horowitz’s elegant sketch offers an illuminating glimpse into a corner of American music history.” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)

“A resurrection story that offers a significant contribution to the history of American popular theater.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Horowitz gives his readers much insight… thorough and satisfying.” (Vinton Rafe McCabe - New York Journal of Books)

“Remarkable … vitally important… Mr. Horowitz's research is thorough and illuminating.” (Ted Chapin - Wall Street Journal)

“Horowitz is uncommonly perceptive.” (Jonathan Yardley - Washington Post)

“Remarkable… A fascinating chronicle of the birth of America's great folk opera.” (Stevin Suskin - Playbill)