“The Circle of Life” begins in one of the greatest openings in Broadway history (photo by Joan Marcus).
Bernadette Peters as Rose in “Gypsy” (2003). Photo by Joan Marcus.
Joan Marcus (with her iconic “Lion King” photograph behind her on her computer screen).
Norbert Leo Butz, John Lithgow and Sherie Rene Scott in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (2005). Photo by Carol Rosegg.
Carol Rosegg and Martha Swope on the set of “A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine” (1980).
Michael Callan as Riff (mid-air) in “West Side Story” (1957). Photo by Martha Swope.
Along the wall photo left to right: Robert Griffith, Hal Prince, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein (with Arthur Laurents on the window sill).
Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Lovett progenitor of “The Worst Pies in London” in “Sweeney Todd” (1979). Photo by Martha Swope.
“A Chorus Line” with Robert LuPone as Zack and Donna McKechnie as Cassie (1976). Photo by Martha Swope.
Jane Krakowski and Michael Jeter in “Grand Hotel” (1989). Photo by Martha Swope.



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Ron Fassler

Ron Fassler

Author, playwright, director, actor, theatre critic and historian, his book, “Up in the Cheap Seats,” is available at