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Backstage Pass to Broadway: More True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent (Paperback)
As a theatrical press agent, Susan L. Schulman has worked with some of Broadway’s most talented and creative people -- who sometimes behaved badly and often with astonishing grace -- as they struggled to create theatre magic. In this entertaining, dishy book, she turns the spotlight on what goes on behind the show curtain, sharing true tales of her life in the theatre.
About the Author
A New York City ‘theatre kid’ who waited outside stage doors, not for autographs, but to tell actors how they had enhanced her life, Schulman began her career as the Golden Age of Broadway seemed to be ending. Yet she handled the publicity for such Broadway shows as Johnny Mercer’s DREAM, Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’, Larry Gelbart’s SLY FOX, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s STATE FAIR, APPLAUSE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, SCAPINO, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN and REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT.
Susan L. Schulman is one of Broadway’s best press agents. Everyone knows that. Now, with this book, we can see why her publicity and marketing ideas have filled theaters. Her shockingly honest, funny, and insightful reporting of how this amazing industry really works makes this a captivating, easy read. From her unique vantage point we get the down and dirty, and it makes us admire her even more. — TV, film and stage star JOHN DAVIDSON
Bookmark Contest -now through May 31st
Every year during the month of May we have a summer bookmark contest. Kids and adults design a bookmark of a book they love. We have guest judges choose a winner and runner-up in each of five categories/age groups - then we print 100 each of the winning bookmarks.
The five winners get a $25 gift certificate to Byrd's Books and 25 of their bookmark to give away. We keep the rest. Honorable mentions get a $10 gift certificate.
We use our copies of the bookmarks to give out all summer long!
We are going to start the contest now and go through the month of May, so you have plenty of time. There is one submission per person, and teachers may use them with students, we just need the completed entries by May 31st. Instructions for submitting them are on the entry form. We cannot wait to see your favorite books in art!