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Making it on Broadway : actors' tales of climbing to the top / David Wienir and Jodie Langel .

Title
Making it on Broadway : actors' tales of climbing to the top / David Wienir and Jodie Langel .
Author
Wienir, David.
Publication
New York : Allworth Press, 2004.

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Additional Authors
Langel, Jodie.
Description
xvii, 267 p. : ill.; 23 cm.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • interviews.
  • Interviews
  • Interviews.
Note
  • Includes index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
The Voices viii -- Opening Thoughts xiii -- Part 1 The Early Years -- Chapter 1 Singing on the Coffee Table 3 -- Not by Choice -- Church and Tractor -- A Young Passion for Music -- Cheerios, Indians, and Show Tunes -- A Special Talent -- Chapter 2 First Impressions 9 -- Tickets, Please -- Field Trip -- Broadway Dreaming -- Chapter 3 Don't You Dare Call My Child a Thespian! 15 -- Play Ball -- What's Wrong with the Family Business? -- Proving Parents Wrong -- Plan for the Future -- Part 2 Getting Settled -- Chapter 4 Welcome to Gotham City 21 -- A Special City -- Driving into Town -- Taxi! -- Sharing the Wealth -- Adjusting to City Life -- Chapter 5 New Home and New Friends 27 -- Roll Out the Red Carpet -- Where's My Carpet? -- The N.Y.C. Wildlife -- Loving the Landlords -- Dealing with the Devil -- Leaks, Freaks, and Gregory Hines -- Chapter 6 Survival Jobs 34 -- The Toilet Scrubber -- The Fitness Instructor -- Welcome to Macy's -- The Ice Sculpture -- The Telemarketer -- The Waiters -- Pebbles, Winnie, and The Count -- Chapter 7 Singing for Supper 40 -- Bar Hopping -- Hava Nagila -- All Aboard -- On Guard -- Carrots and Hamburgers -- Life before the Union -- Part 3 Transition to Stardom -- Chapter 8 The Audition Room 49 -- The Life -- The Open Call -- Growing Pains -- Destiny Calling -- Crossing the Atlantic -- Fashion Statement -- Cinderella Stories -- Truth Be Told -- Patience Is a Virtue -- Weighing In -- Part 4 The Thrill of Live Theater -- Chapter 9 Take Two 65 -- Unexpected Transformations -- Look Out Below! -- Unleashed -- Left Hanging -- The Rest of the Story -- A Bit Behind Schedule -- Say What? -- Stop the Show -- Dressed for Disaster -- Set for Disaster -- Broadway Carnage -- Unplugged -- Chapter 10 Please Remain Seated 83 -- Breaking into Show Biz -- Quiet Please! -- Stage Door Drama -- Backstage Tours -- Love Letters -- The Ultimate Payoff -- Part 5 The Secret Life -- Chapter 11 The Broadway Lifestyle 99 -- Take the Elevator to the Third Floor -- Call the Cleaning Lady -- Misconceptions -- A Twenty-Four-Hour Job -- Only Human -- Not for the Money -- Moonlighting -- Homes of the Stars -- The Glamour of It All -- Chapter 12 Sex in the Workplace 114 -- The Showmance -- Testing Boundaries -- Crossing the Line -- They Don't Do This on Wall Street -- Straight Man Out -- Chapter 13 Forget the Picket Fence 124 -- Courting Civilians -- Marrying Civilians -- Keeping It in the Family -- Flying Solo -- Planned Parenthood -- Working Parents -- Chapter 14 Road Trip 132 -- Fantasyland -- Love on the Road -- Seeing the Country -- Guns and Drugs -- A Big Star in Toledo, Ohio -- Chapter 15 What Am I Doing Here? 140 -- Careful What You Wish For -- Why Aren't I Smiling? -- Part 6 A New Era -- Chapter 16 The Disneyfication of Broadway 147 -- Where Did All the Stars Go? -- The Death of the Gypsy -- The Good Old Days -- Britney Spears on Broadway? -- Another Standing Ovation -- The New Business Model -- Size Does Matter -- Six Flags Times Square -- Chapter 17 Broadway, Inc. 166 -- Job Security -- Cogs in the Machine -- A Company of Clones -- Tracked -- Acting on Empty -- Just Part of the Scenery -- Malpractice -- Playing in the Shadows -- Watch Out, Giuliani, XXX is Back -- Hey, My Mom's in the Audience -- No Acting Allowed -- Part 7 When Dreams Come True -- Chapter 18 The Base of the Tony Is Plastic 191 -- The Plastic Prize -- Who's the Best? -- How Does It Feel to Be a Big Star? -- Where Did I Put That Thing Anyway? -- Tony Wanna Cracker? -- The Trophy on the Shelf -- "Hello, You Have No New Messages" -- The Curse of the Tonys -- A Ticket to Nowhere -- Making It in the New Millennium -- Chapter 19 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow 210 -- Sorry, We're Closed -- Onward and Upward? -- There is Only Square One -- Remember Me? -- Typecasting -- Wanted: Fresh Talent Only -- Don't I Get at Least Sixteen Bars? -- Tenure Denied -- A Time for Retribution -- Chapter 20 The Time in Between 227 -- Time for Therapy -- Actors Anonymous -- Paying the Rent -- Back to the Day Job -- At Least I'm Not Waiting Tables -- Has It All Come Down to This? -- Didn't I Do a Show with You on Broadway? -- At the End of the Day.
ISBN
1581153465 (pbk.)
LCCN
^^2003024694
OCLC
53847075
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library