When you are looking for that perfect gift for a theater lover, now there is a special one for young ones and young at heart. Producer Russell Miller, known for his work with “Guys & Dolls,” “Blood Brothers,” and “On the Town,” is the author of a bright and cheerful hardcover book called “Broadway Baby.” He and Judith A. Proffer, a publisher and writer, brought this book into a bright and colorful treat. If there are theater babies on your gift list, this book will keep them focused on the kaleidoscopic art illustrated by award-winning Yoko Matsuoka.
Reading this brand new, hot off the press book will be a pleasure for thespians and parents to read to their little ones. It’s done in rhyme and flows fairly smoothly, but oh what a message it sends. Here’s the opening, which is also a refrain: