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

ISBN-10: 1581153465

ISBN-13: 9781581153460

Edition: 2004

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

The Voices
Foreword
Opening Thoughts
Introduction
The Early Years
Singing on the Coffee Table
Not by Choice
Church and Tractor
A Young Passion for Music
Cheerios, Indians, and Show Tunes
A Special Talent
First Impressions
Tickets, Please
Field Trip
Broadway Dreaming
Don't You Dare Call My Child a Thespian!
Play Ball
What's Wrong with the Family Business?
Proving Parents Wrong
Plan for the Future
Getting Settled
Welcome to Gotham City
A Special City
Driving into Town
Taxi!
Sharing the Wealth
Adjusting to City Life
New Home and New Friends
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
Survival Jobs
The Toilet Scrubber
The Fitness Instructor
Welcome to Macy's
The Ice Sculpture
The Telemarketer
The Waiters
Pebbles, Winnie, and The Count
Singing for Supper
Bar Hopping
Hava Nagila
All Aboard
On Guard
Carrots and Hamburgers
Life before the Union
Transition to Stardom
The Audition Room
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
The Thrill of Live Theater
Take Two
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
Please Remain Seated
Breaking into Show Biz
Quiet Please!
Stage Door Drama
Backstage Tours
Love Letters
The Ultimate Payoff
The Secret Life
The Broadway Lifestyle
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
Sex in the Workplace
The Showmance
Testing Boundaries
Crossing the Line
They Don't Do This on Wall Street
Straight Man Out
Forget the Picket Fence
Courting Civilians
Marrying Civilians
Keeping It in the Family
Flying Solo
Planned Parenthood
Working Parents
Road Trip
Fantasyland
Love on the Road
Seeing the Country
Guns and Drugs
A Big Star in Toledo, Ohio
What Am I Doing Here?
Careful What You Wish For
Why Aren't I Smiling?
A New Era
The Disneyfication of Broadway
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
Broadway, Inc.
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
When Dreams Come True
The Base of the Tony Is Plastic
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
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
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
The Time in Between
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
Conclusion
Chapter Guide
The Contributors and their Credits
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Index
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