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Steven Suskin

 STEVEN SUSKIN (Guest Speaker) has written a dozen books on theater and music, including The Sound of Broadway Music: A Book of Orchestrators and Orchestrations (Oxford) Second Act Trouble: Behind the Scenes of Broadway’s Big Musical Bombs (Applause); A Must See!: Brilliant Broadway Artwork (Chronicle); Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major  Composers (Oxford); Opening Night on Broadway: A Critical Quotebook of the Golden Era of the Musical Theatre, Oklahoma! to Fiddler on the Roof, 1943-1964 (Schirmer); More Opening Nights on Broadway A Critical Quote Book of the Musical Theatre, 1965-1981 (Schirmer); and the Broadway Yearbook series.  A long-time theatrical manager and producer, he started his theatrical career in 1971 sharpening pencils for legendary producer David Merrick.  Steven has written hundreds of columns and reviews for Playbill, Variety and other publications.  He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.