I Wanna Be a Producer: How to Make a Killing on Broadway...or Get Killed by John BreglioWhat does a producer actually do? How does one travel from that great idea for a show to a smash hit opening night on Broadway? John Breglio cannot guarantee you a hit, but he does take the reader on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes to where he himself once stood as a child, dreaming about the theatre. Part memoir, part handbook, I Wanna Be a Producer is a road map to the hows and wherefores, the dos and donts of producing a Broadway play, written by a Broadway veteran with more than 40 years of experience. This comprehensive and highly informative book features practical analysis and concepts for the producer - and is filled with entertaining anecdotes from Breglios illustrious career as a leading theatrical lawyer and producer. Breglio recounts not only his first-hand knowledge of the crucial legal and business issues faced by a producer, but also his experiences behind the scenes with literally hundreds of producers, playwrights, composers, and directors, including such theatre luminaries as Michael Bennett, Joe Papp, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Patti Lupone, August Wilson, and Mel Brooks. Whether you are a working or aspiring producer, an investor, or are just curious about the backstage reality of the theater, Breglio shares his knowledge and experience of the industry, conveying practical information set against the real-life stories of those who have devoted their lives to the craft.
Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney [BookReview]
Digested classics: Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney
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Look Inside. Aug 25, Minutes Buy. Aug 12, ISBN Aug 10, ISBN Aug 25, Minutes. With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in , Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn.
It is written about a character's time spent caught up in, and notably escaping from, the mids New York City fast lane. The novel got its title from the Jimmy Reed blues song of the same name. The novel is written in the second person , an unusual narrative method in English language fiction. The story's narrator is a year-old writer who works as a fact checker for a highbrow magazine for which he had once hoped to write. By night, he is a cocaine -using party-goer seeking to lose himself in the hedonism of the s yuppie party scene, often going to a nightclub called Heartbreak.