Thursday, October 6, 2011

LITTLE DID I KNOW BLOG TOUR SCAVENGER HUNT- AND GIVEAWAY

 
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LITTLE DID I KNOW
A NOVEL
BY MITCHELL MAXWELL

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Samuel August dreams of producing bigger-than-life musicals in the grand tradition of summer stock. It is the summer of 1976, an endless party for America's two-hundredth birthday is in full swing with young men and women recklessly coming of age under star-studded skies lit by orange neon moons.
Sam has just one summer to learn how to grow into the theatrical producer he aspires to be.

LITTLE DID I KNOW is a wild sexy romp of surprise, a boundlessly entertaining story that proves the only option in pursuing a life of meaning and consequence is to follow your heart.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mitchell Maxwell is an accomplished producer, director and 35-year veteran of the entertainment industry, known for his ability to spot the next theatrical innovation. He is the visionary producer behind the percussive theatricality of Stomp!, the rollicking Broadway revival of Damn Yankees featuring the legendary Jerry Lewis – which was nominated for multiple Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical – and the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Dinner with Friends.  He has produced the Broadway musicals Play On!, Bells are Ringing (Tony-nominated for Best Revival of a Musical) Blues In The Night Tony Nominated as Best Musical) and Brooklyn.

Maxwell’s productions have been honored with nominations for 10 Tony Awards, 6 Olivier Awards, 15 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 9 Drama Desk Awards and 3 Obie Awards and have won in each category.  He directed the critically acclaimed Angry Housewives on London's West end and later off-Broadway, and produced the motion pictures and off-Broadway performances of Jeffery and Key Exchange

Off-Broadway he developed Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy, and produced David Mamet's Oleanna, Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Scott Mc Pearson's Drama Desk winning Marvin's Room, - total 7 Broadway shows, more than 30 off-Broadway and regional productions, 4 National tours, 3 West End productions and 6 major motion pictures.  He has directed in New York, London and regionally, built 5 entertainment companies, and for over twenty years, owned and operated 3 off-Broadway theaters.

Maxwell attended Tufts University, where he later served as an adjunct professor, and has been a guest lecturer at Columbia and New York universities. He is the author of LITTLE DID I KNOW (Prospecta Press; October 2011) a novel in the classic roman á clef tradition that brings to life the glory days of summer stock.
---from MITCHELL MAXWELL'S Website at http://www.mitchellmaxwell.com/Home

PRAISE FOR MITCHELL MAXWELL AND LITTLE DID I KNOW:
 "Mitchell Maxwell has show business in his blood!  His theatrical passion courses though ever delicious and compelling page”
--Rob Marshall, Multi-Tony award winning choreographer and the Director of the Oscar winning Best Picture Film  - Chicago
When Mitchell Maxwell asked me to read the first 100 pages of his new novel LITTLE DID I KNOW---I could not put it down until I finished the entire book!  Over the years, I have represented many summer theatres across the country and the season he paints with such thrilling imagination and spot-on details, made me feel like I was instantly back in summer stock and the magic of youth.”
 --Peter Cromarty, Broadway Press Agent

“With wit and wile reminiscent of Moss Hart’s seminal Act One, Maxwell spins a tale of theatre in the provinces that will entertain, amuse, beguile, and inevitably move you.”

Frederick Zollo, Multi Tony, Oscar, Emmy-nominated TV, Film, Theatrical producer for Mississippi Burning, The Quiz Show and The Goat by Edward Albe
LITTLE DID I KNOW that Mitchell Maxwell’s first novel could be as titillating and epic as his award winning, tumultuous theater career. It’s an unforgettable summer, chockablock with passionate love, small town corruption and unbridled determination.


This book is truly too good to be true, but it is!”


Jeff Calhoun, Tony-nominated choreographer and director of the world premiere of Disney’s High  School Musical on Stage

THE BOOK BLOG SCAVENGER HUNT:
Here is today's excerpt from the LITTLE DID I KNOW  Blog Tour Scavenger Hunt:

We loved together, we lived together, and we shared more loony nights than days. Our experiences were infused with the urgency of having to live an entire lifetime within four college years. “Don’t miss out” was our mantra, and we honored it completely.
            Two months before this morning’s graduation, we had the cast party for the final musical we performed together. That night we had stayed up talking way past late.
 
For tomorrow's excerpt in the Scavenger Hunt, go to BookTrib.com

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ERIN AT MERYL L. MOSS
RELATIONS, INC, I HAVE ONE COPY
OF THIS FABULOUS BOOK TO GIVE AWAY
 
--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
 

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HOW TO ENTER:


+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT LITTLE DID I KNOW  THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: I FOUND SO MANY INTERESTING THINGS AT THE AUTHOR'S WEBSITE. NOW YOU CAN COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING ABOUT AUTHOR MITCHELL MAXWELL AT HIS WEBSITE BY GOING HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE OTHER CURRENT GIVEAWAY YOU HAVE ENTERED ON MY BLOG. IF YOU HAVE ENTERED MORE THAN ONE GIVEAWAY, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY ON EACH TO RECEIVE EXTRA ENTRIES
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST,OCTOBER 29
GOOD LUCK!

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My son has been in our town's theatre group for a couple of years. I know what happens when all those young people get together. I would like to see how he able to pull off his first production in this novel.
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I graduated high school in 1976 and I would love to read this story set in that time.

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My brother and I did summer theater when we were teenagers. I have a feeling this book may be more truth then fiction.
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