Great Producers: Visionaries of American Theater

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Up close and personal with Broadway’s brightest lights of the past, present, and future.

* Firsthand accounts, rare interviews, backstage anecdotes

• Insider ideas from Disney, Jujamcyn, Mackintosh, Weissler, Papp, Merrick, Ziegfeld, more!

Broadway’s most esteemed visionaries tell all—how they got started in the business, how they chose projects, how they raise money, why some of their shows were huge hits and others flopped, and much more. From Flo Ziegfeld and David Merrick, ...

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Overview


Up close and personal with Broadway’s brightest lights of the past, present, and future.

* Firsthand accounts, rare interviews, backstage anecdotes

• Insider ideas from Disney, Jujamcyn, Mackintosh, Weissler, Papp, Merrick, Ziegfeld, more!

Broadway’s most esteemed visionaries tell all—how they got started in the business, how they chose projects, how they raise money, why some of their shows were huge hits and others flopped, and much more. From Flo Ziegfeld and David Merrick, from Joseph Papp, from Cameron Mackintosh, from today’s up-and-coming new generation of producers—here are priceless words of wisdom. Readers will find insights on how to deal with investors, work in a team, troubleshoot, and learn from mistakes. Filled with entertaining backstage anecdotes, this book is a must-have primer for educators, students, and budding producers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581156461
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/22/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,348,735
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Iris Dorbian is an arts journalist and former editor of Stage Directions magazine. A former actress and a member of the American Theater Critics Association and the Drama Desk, she lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Sect. I The Impresario

Ch. 1 Florenz Ziegfeld

Ch. 2 David Belasco

Ch. 3 David Merrick

Sect. II Old World

Ch. 4 Roger Berlind

Ch. 5 Jack Viertel/Jujamcyn Theaters

Sect. III The Nonprofit Route

Ch. 6 Joseph Papp

Ch. 7 Andre Bishop

Sect. IV The Creatives

Ch. 8 Margo Lion

Ch. 9 Daryl Roth

Ch. 10 Fran Weissler

Sect. V The Entrepreneur

Ch. 11 Cameron Mackintosh

Ch. 12 Michael David/Dodger Theatricals

Sect. VI The Corporation

Ch. 13 Thomas Schumacher/Disney Theatrical Productions

Sect. VII The Up and Coming

Ch. 14 Roy Gabay

Bibliography

Appendix

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Great insight

    Reslly helpful articles from broadways leading producers. Easy yet interesting to read. A must have for anyone looking at the business.

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