The Drama Book Shop to Host Event Celebrating New Untold Stories of Broadway
Dress Circle Publishing has announced plans to celebrate its release of the third volume of Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway with a special event at The Drama Book Shop on December 1.
At the event, Tepper will read excerpts from the book as will guest readers including Liz Larsen (Beautiful — The Carole King Musical), Jared Bradshaw (Jersey Boys), and Broadway publicist Chris Boneau — all of whom were interviewed for the book series. A signing will follow.
The book features stories about the Broadhurst, Belasco, Edison, Lyric, Majestic, Schoenfeld, St. James, and Walter Kerr theatres, told from the perspective of theater professionals. The list of interviewees is as follows: Jerry Adler, Elizabeth Ashley, Steven Baruch, Kevin Chamberlin, Barbara Cook, Maria Di Dia, Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Richard Frankel, Peter Gallagher, George S. Irving, Glen Kelly, Patti LuPone, Brian Mahoney, Marsha Mason, John Miller, Cynthia Onrubia, Eric Paris, Will Roland, Jordan Roth, Joyce Van Patten, Tom Viertel, Fritz Weaver, and Mary Louise Wilson.
The book is described as follows: "From opening nights to closing nights. From secret passageways to ghostly encounters. From Broadway debuts to landmark productions. Score a front row seat to read hundreds of stories about the most important stages in the world, seen through the eyes of the producers, actors, stagehands, writers, musicians, company managers, dressers, designers, directors, ushers, and doormen who bring The Great White Way to life each night. You'll never look at Broadway the same way again."