Falling off Broadway

Falling off Broadway (2015)

A memoir of Mr. Black’s adventures on Broadway. 

“David Black has written a fascinating account of his prestigious career in the theatre. Thoroughly enjoyable.”
-Hal Prince

“Winning! Another welcome valentine to the theatre.”
– Joel Grey

“Always insightful, always with humor, David Black’s Falling off Broadway is a terrific read.”
-Olympia Dukakis

“David Black has crafted a compelling memoir about Broadway and his years in the trenches producing more than 18 shows.

-Charles Busch

Falling off Broadway, David Black’s new memoir, is funny and surprising.”
-Alan Arkin

“David Black’s Falling off Broadway is utterly hilarious and irresistible.”
-Louis Begley


The Magic of Theater

The Magic of Theater 

(Scribner, 1994), David Black, Broadway producer and director, interviewed thirty-three of the top actors working in the theater in the 1990’s. From William Hurt, Jessica Tandy, Frank Langella, and Christopher Reeve, to Liv Ullmann, Julie Harris, Christopher Walken and Joel Grey, the actors speak candidly about their craft, their shows, and their fellow actors. A revealing portrait of the way theater works, The Magic of Theater is lively, entertaining and provocative. A must for all who love the theater.

The Actor's Audition

The Actor’s Audition (Vintage, 1990) is a practical, hands-on guide by a veteran producer covering every aspect of the auditioning process: the monologue, the cold reading, the musical audition and the interview.  A must for aspiring actors.  

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David Black (1931-2022) was an artist and Fulbright Grant Recipient. His paintings are exhibited nationally and internationally, and they have hung in the residences of U.S. ambassadors under the ART in Embassies Program of the U.S. State Department. A book of his drawings is in the permanent collection of The Guggenheim Museum.