The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters - Volume 1. Written by Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Published by Dress Circle Publishing. Paperback, 334 pages. Measures 8.5 by 11 inches.
Do you wish you were in the audience during Barbra Streisand's final performance of Funny Girl on Broadway? Do you wonder how far Jonathan Groff was willing to go to score tickets to Thoroughly Modern Millie? And are you dying to know which beloved TV star and Tony Award winner was caught with his pants down in front of a movie legend? From opening nights to closing nights. From secret passageways to ghostly encounters. From Broadway debuts to landmark productions. Score a front row seat to hear hundreds of stories about the most important stages in the world, seen through the eyes of the producers, actors, stage hands, writers, musicians, company managers, dressers, designers, directors, ushers, and door men who bring The Great White Way to life each night. You'll never look at Broadway the same way again. This is the first book in a multi-volume series that will tell the stories of all of the Broadway houses. Volume 1 includes the Winter Garden, the Richard Rodgers, the Marriott Marquis, the Al Hirschfeld, the Neil Simon, the August Wilson, the Mark Hellinger, and the Lyceum: eight Broadway theaters that light up New York City.
About the Author
Jennifer Ashley Tepper is a Musical Theatre Historian and Producer and has worked on Broadway shows including Macbeth, The Performers, Godspell and [title of show]. She is the co-creator and writer of the Bistro Award- winning concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute which celebrates underappreciated musicals. In addition, Tepper is Managing Editor of The Best Plays Theater Yearbook. Other credits include projects and shows with NAMT, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, PBS, The York Theatre, NYMF, Second Stage Theatre Company, Lincoln Center Theatre, the Opening Doors Theatre Company, The Producing Office, and The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards.