Tuesday 5 June 2018

#ReleaseSpotlight Take You Wherever You Go by Kenny Leon @iamKENNYLEON @GrandCentralPub #Giveaway

HARDCOVER BOOK - 153874497X / 9781538744970
ELECTRONIC BOOK - 1538744961 / 9781538744963

Available in the U.S. June 5, 2018.


From Tony Award-winning director and recipient of the prestigious Mr. Abbott Award, Kenny Leon, comes a powerful memoir of the lessons he has learned on his incredible life journey. 

Starting from humble beginnings under his grandmother's care, Leon takes us to unexpected places in his ascent to the top from the house off the dirt road without electricity in rural Florida to being the first African American director to win a Tony Award. In TAKE YOU WHEREVER YOU GO, Kenny reflects on the lessons he learned every step of the way from the most important people in his life-from his grandmother's sagacious and encouraging motivations to the deep artistic influence of iconic American playwright August Wilson in his work. The pillars and wisdom he has learned through all the seminal people that have influenced him, paired with his tremendous storytelling, will show that you can find a classroom anywhere and it will inspire you to never change who you are, and as his grandmother instilled in him, "take you wherever you go".


Kenny Leon is a Tony Award-winning Broadway stage and television director who is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2010 Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing by the Drama League of New York and the prestigious "Mr. Abbott" Award. His Broadway credits include the revivals of A Raisin in the SunFences, and Children of a Lesser God and The MountaintopStick Fly, and Holler If Ya Hear Me. His recent television work includes episodes of the Dynasty reboot, Steel MagnoliasThe Wiz Live!, and Hairspray Live!

INSTAGRAM:  @iamkennyleon


 "Kenny Leon's personal story is inspiring. His grandmother and mother told him he could do what he wanted in life, as long as he put in the work and remained true to himself. And that's just what he did."
       --- Denzel Washington

"As a director, Kenny Leon says, 'Where is it you'd like to go?' and then supports your journey in achieving that goal. In his book, Kenny tells how he came to be that kind of director, that kind of man."
       --- Harvey Fierstein

"Kenny Leon's candor and generosity of spirit is on remarkable display as he so eloquently shares the inspiration gleamed from the wise counsel of his life's most influential teachers. A true testament of the man I adore and am proud to call my life-long friend."
       --- Angela Bassett

Take You Wherever You Go by Kenny Leon

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