Long wary of the very idea of audiobooks, the author has been seduced by the artistry of Martin Jarvis, who reads a canon that includes The Wind in the Willows, A Tale of Two Cities, and (acid test here) the novels of P. G. Wodehouse.
This year's contenders for Broadway's biggest prize include accomplished veterans, bright-eyed newbies, and a smattering of Hollywood superstars (Jude! Catherine! Frazier!). VF.com surveys the scenery-chewers.
How do you get four actor-musicians to successfully channel four of the biggest stars in rock 'n' roll history? That was the challenge facing Chuck Mead, the music supervisor of the new Broadway show Million Dollar Quartet, which recreates the night that Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins jammed together at Sun Records, the label where all four got their start.