Making It on Broadway: Actors' Tales of Climbing to the Top

Making It on Broadway: Actors' Tales of Climbing to the Top

by David Wienir, Jodie Langel, Jason Alexander
     
 

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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

Overview

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

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581153460
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
457,220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet 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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