"Blackstone is a choreographic novelist; he creates character, illustrates intention and synthesizes subtext as organically as a poet might scribe a sonnet."

-Dance Informa


"He's done something really remarkable, I think, because after all, this is a compendium of the development of Broadway choreography. And what Al has been able to do without actually stealing is to really give you a taste of the difference between Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse and Gower Champion and Jerry Mitchell and so on, and then also show you his extraordinary choreographic skill."

-Stephen Schwartz