Broadway Bites

Broadway Bites

Get ready, theater gossip mavens: there's a new book out that you are going to want to devour. Susan l. Schulman’s Backstage Pass to Broadway has all the juicy tidbits theater lovers crave: Stars including Katharine Hepburn, Glenn Close, George C. Scott, Mary Martin and Robert Redford all get their due; Bob Fosse's love of dancers is fully explored, as is Vincent Gardenia’s claustrophobia. Schulman reveals Zero Mostel’s efforts to lose weight through a liquid diet (he lost 100 pounds), and talks about a young Henry WInkler being both stone-deaf and a relentless flirt during a high school production of Of Thee I Sing.  Great fodder for the next cocktail party. Backstage Pass to Broadway is for sale at Theatre Circle, 268 W. 40th St., 212.391.7075 and The Corner Bookstore, 1313 Madison Ave., 212.831.3554.