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Making It on Broadway: Actors' Tales of Climbing to the Topby David Wienir
Synopses & Reviews
Countering the misperceptions about Broadway performers leading glamorous lives, the words of more than 150 Broadway stars provide unprecedented insight into their struggle for stardom. With an introduction by Jason Alexander and candid interviews with today's most celebrated Broadway stars, this book offers stories to entertain and astonish theater lovers, as well as serve as a sobering reality check for those considering careers on the stage. This book shares firsthand accounts of professional actors' difficult yet fulfilling journeys to Broadway: moving to New York, finding survival jobs, auditioning, landing roles, avoiding pitfalls, forging a family life, and much more. Interviews Include These Award-Winning Actors: Jason Alexander Daisy Eagan Heather Headley Wilson Heredia Randy Graff Donna McKechnie Donna Murphy John Rubinstein Lea Salonga Scott Wise Chita Rivera
Book News Annotation:
Entertainment lawyer Wienir and Broadway actress Langel arrange excerpts of interviews with some 150 Broadway actors and actresses, including a significant number of Tony award nominees and winners, in order to provide a portrait of the career path of "making it on Broadway." The anecdotal proceedings provide insights into life on Broadway and reflections on different eras of the Broadway stage.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The words of more than 140 Broadway stars provide unprecedented insight into the struggle for stardom and beyond. NYC Broadway theater launch event.
About the Author
David Wienir is an entertainment lawyer and the author of The Diversity Hoax and Last Time: Labour's Lessons from the Sixties. He lives in New York City. Jodie Langel began her acting career in Les Misérables on Broadway and went on to star in the national tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Cats. She lives in Los Angeles.
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