John Robert Allman
Connection to Illinois: Allman attended Northwestern University from 2009 - 2013. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts - BA Communication Studies / Film & Media Studies / Art History. Biography: JOHN ROBERT ALLMAN lives in New York City, where is works in television marketing. He is the author of A Is for Audra, B Is for Broadway, J Is for Judy, and three picture books with American Ballet Theatre: Boys Dance!, B Is for Ballet, and The Night Before the Nutcracker. John is a graduate of Northwestern University, NYU's Stern School of Business, and BMI's Musical Theatre Workshop.
- The Night Before the Nutcracker Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
|A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z
ISBN: 0525645403 OCLC: 1080250532 Doubleday Books for Young Readers 2019 From Audra McDonald to Liza with a "Z," here is a showstopping alphabet book featuring your favorite leading ladies of the Broadway stage! Step into the spotlight and celebrate a cavalcade of Broadway's legendary ladies. Start with "A" for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, then sing and dance your way through the alphabet with beloved entertainers like Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, and Liza Minnelli! Broadway fans and theater lovers everywhere will give a standing ovation to this one-of-a-kind tribute full of toe-tapping rhymes, with illustrations as bright and beautiful as the shining lights on any marquee.
|B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet
ISBN: 0593180941 OCLC: 1142905432 Doubleday Books for Young Readers 2020 An A to Z celebration of the world of ballet, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre. A is for arabesque, B is for Baryshnikov, and C is for Coppélia in this beautifully illustrated, rhyming, alphabetic picture book, filled with ballet stars, dances, positions, and terminology. Written by the acclaimed author of A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z, the dazzling, creative wordplay forms a graceful pas de deux with the stylish, swooping lines and rich color of the sumptuous illustrations. In partnership with the American Ballet Theatre, here is the perfect gift for any ballet fan, from children just starting ballet to adults who avidly follow this graceful artform.
|B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z
ISBN: 0593305639 OCLC: 1236091286 Doubleday Books for Young Readers 2022 New from the creators of A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z! From AUDITIONS to ZIEGFELD, grab a ticket to this smash-hit, rhythmic alphabet book featuring your favorite performers, creators, songs, and shows from the Broadway stage! Step into the spotlight and celebrate a cavalcade of Broadway legends! Start with "A" for "audition" with the iconic line-up from A Chorus Line, then peek behind "B" to see the "backstage" buzz, and dance along with "C" for "choreographers". Children and grown-ups alike can spot beloved stars and creators from today and yesterday, such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Michael Bennett, Jennifer Holliday, Ethel Merman, and Billy Porter. Readers will also see famous New York theaters, beloved shows such as Hamilton and Hairspray, and the crew, stylists, and technicians who are vital to each performance. It's a celebration of the American stage that no fan is going to want to miss. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is donated to The Actors Fund.
|Boys Dance! (American Ballet Theatre)
ISBN: 059318114X OCLC: 1143797177 Doubleday Books for Young Readers 2020 A lively and encouraging picture book celebrating boys who love to dance, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre. Boys who love to dance are center stage in this encouraging, positive, rhyming picture book about guys who love to pirouette, jeté, and plié. Created in partnership with the American Ballet Theatre and with the input of their company's male dancers, here is a book that shows ballet is for everyone. Written by the acclaimed author of A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z, this book subtly seeks to address the prejudice toward boys and ballet by showing the skill, hard work, strength, and smarts is takes to be a dancer. Fun and buoyant illustrations show boys of a variety of ages and ethnicities, making this the ideal book for any boy who loves dance. An afterword with photos and interviews with some of ABT's male dancers completes this empowering and joyful picture book.
|J Is for Judy: Classic Hollywood's Leading Ladies from A to Z
ISBN: 0593565185 OCLC: 1359043829 Doubleday Books for Young Readers [S.l.] : 2023 From Audrey Hepburn to Zsa Zsa Gabor, here is a star-studded alphabet book featuring the greatest ladies of the classic era of American movies. Brought to you by the creators of A Is for Audra and B Is for Broadway. Grab your popcorn and find your seat for a star-studded celebration of the most iconic women of the silver screen, including Judy Garland, Rita Moreno, Marilyn Monroe, and Hattie McDaniel. Here’s your ticket to meet over fifty fabulous female film stars, plus trailblazing talent from behind the camera. Packed with Hollywood history, spellbinding scenes, captivating costumes, and sparkling sets, this glittering, glamorous tribute to the groundbreaking women of Hollywood’s golden age is sure to earn raves from film fans young and old. Roll out the red carpet for J Is for Judy! Also available: A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z
|The Night Before the Nutcracker
ISBN: 0593180917 OCLC: 1277182883 Doubleday Books for Young Readers 2022 Get a front-row seat and experience the excitement of opening night as young dancers prepare for a performance of The Nutcracker. This festive holiday picture book, created in partnership with American Ballet Theatre, is a perfect gift for young readers and dance fans. ’Twas the night before The Nutcracker and, sleepless in their beds, these budding ballet dancers are rehearsing in their heads. Children who dream of dancing in The Nutcracker will love this magical illustrated holiday story, told in the tradition of "The Night Before Christmas." Four young girls and boys experience the thrills of auditions, rehearsals, costume fittings, and finally the big event: opening night! It's a behind-the-scenes peek that will delight young dancers. An afterword with original costume illustrations by Tony Award winner Richard Hudson makes this keepsake picture book both aspirational and informative.