Victoria Noe

Victoria Noe has been a writer most of her life, but didnít admit it until 2009. After earning a Masters from the University of Iowa in Speech and Dramatic Art, she moved to Chicago, where she worked professionally as a stage manager, director and administrator in addition to being a founding board member of the League of Chicago Theatres. She was a professional fundraiser, raising money for arts, educational and AIDS service organizations, and an award-winning sales consultant of childrenís books. She also trained hundreds of people around the country in marketing, event planning and grant writing.

But after a concussion impacted her ability to continue in sales, she switched gears to keep a promise to a friend to write a book. Her freelance articles have appeared in Windy City Times, Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post. The first three books in a series on the experience of grieving the death of a friend were published in 2013.

A native St. Louisan, sheís a lifelong Cardinals fan and will gladly take on any comers in musical theatre trivia.
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BWW Reviews: WILD TALES - A Rock and Roll LifeBWW Reviews: WILD TALES - A Rock and Roll Life
Posted: Oct. 22, 2013


BWW Reviews: DEADLY LITTLE SECRETS by Marla MillerBWW Reviews: DEADLY LITTLE SECRETS by Marla Miller
Posted: Jan. 30, 2014


BWW Reviews: FOSSE by Sam WassonBWW Reviews: FOSSE by Sam Wasson
Posted: Dec. 2, 2013


BWW Reviews: ATTENTION MUST BE PAID, BUT FOR $800? by Peter WaynerBWW Reviews: ATTENTION MUST BE PAID, BUT FOR $800? by Peter Wayner
Posted: Sep. 18, 2013


BWW Reviews: BODY COUNTS by Sean StrubBWW Reviews: BODY COUNTS by Sean Strub
Posted: Mar. 13, 2014


BWW Reviews: UNDRESSING MR. DARCY by Karen DoornebosBWW Reviews: UNDRESSING MR. DARCY by Karen Doornebos
Posted: Dec. 20, 2013


BWW Reviews: BODY COUNTS by Sean StrubBWW Reviews: BODY COUNTS by Sean Strub
March 13, 2014

Body Counts is not the story of a victim or even a hero. It's the story of a man at a unique time and place, a man with personal demons and challenges he used to fuel a quite remarkable life.
BWW Reviews: DEADLY LITTLE SECRETS by Marla MillerBWW Reviews: DEADLY LITTLE SECRETS by Marla Miller
January 30, 2014

Miller has crafted a real page-turner. I thought I would read this in a leisurely way, but instead I stayed up late, unable to put it away until I knew how it ended. You will, too.
BWW Reviews: UNDRESSING MR. DARCY by Karen DoornebosBWW Reviews: UNDRESSING MR. DARCY by Karen Doornebos
December 20, 2013

Not a Jane Austen fan? That's no reason to skip Undressing Mr. Darcy. I guarantee, like Vanessa Roberts, you will find yourself quickly succumbing to the charms of Austen's storytelling, and Doornebos' as well.
BWW Reviews: FOSSE by Sam WassonBWW Reviews: FOSSE by Sam Wasson
December 2, 2013

If you read only one theatre book this year, make it 'Fosse'.
BWW Reviews: WILD TALES - A Rock and Roll LifeBWW Reviews: WILD TALES - A Rock and Roll Life
October 22, 2013

Wild Tales is a remarkably intelligent and entertaining book, a must-read for anyone who loves rock and roll.
BWW Reviews: ATTENTION MUST BE PAID, BUT FOR $800? by Peter WaynerBWW Reviews: ATTENTION MUST BE PAID, BUT FOR $800? by Peter Wayner
September 18, 2013

It happens to everyone who works in the theatre, especially those who work on Broadway. Someone who thinks nothing of shelling out $20 for a 3D movie or $400 for a new phone will demand of you: Why are theater tickets so expensive? Journalist Peter Wayner has given you a terrific little book with all the ammunition you need.
BWW Reviews: AN UNBROKEN BOND: The Untold Story of How the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald Families Face the Tragedy of 9/11 and Beyond by Edie LutnickBWW Reviews: AN UNBROKEN BOND: The Untold Story of How the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald Families Face the Tragedy of 9/11 and Beyond by Edie Lutnick
June 28, 2013

What more can be said about 9/11 and the families who lost loved ones on that horrific day? Well, as it turns out, there is a lot more to learn.
BWW Reviews: LET IT BE by Chad GayleBWW Reviews: LET IT BE by Chad Gayle
May 29, 2013

Letting it be is something that does not come naturally for the characters in this book. More than one refuses to back down emotionally or physically. And that leads to a tragedy that no one could've foreseen: a tragedy that changes everyone forever.
BWW Reviews: Cara Black's MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSEBWW Reviews: Cara Black's MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE
April 30, 2013

Murder Below Montparnasse is the 13th installment of Cara Black's series about Parisian private investigator Aimee Leduc. Not only was I sad when it ended, but I wanted to read more.
BWW Reviews: FORTUNE IN MY EYES: A Memoir of Broadway Glamor, Social Justice, and Political PassionBWW Reviews: FORTUNE IN MY EYES: A Memoir of Broadway Glamor, Social Justice, and Political Passion
April 4, 2013

Fortune in My Eyes is a fascinating chronicle of how one man, over six decades, moved easily between the glamorous world of theatre and the gritty world of the disenfranchised (gays, prisoners, ex-cons, AIDS patients). And if it seems at times as if he's lived a Forrest Gump-like life, well, that's not a criticism.
BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES From Stage to ScreenBWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES From Stage to Screen
March 4, 2013

What looks deceptively like just a pretty book is love letter to the talented artists who brought Victor Hugo's tale to life. Nightingale and Palmer have created a fitting homage to one of the most important musicals in theatre history and its ground-breaking film version.
BWW Reviews: PERFORMANCE OF THE CENTURY: 100 YEARS OF ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION AND THE RISE OF PROFESSIONAL AMERICAN THEATERBWW Reviews: PERFORMANCE OF THE CENTURY: 100 YEARS OF ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION AND THE RISE OF PROFESSIONAL AMERICAN THEATER
February 1, 2013

In an age where union-bashing is all the rage, Performance of the Century: 100 Years of Actors' Equity Association and the Rise of Professional American Theater by Robert Simonson is a powerful chronicle of excellence achieved by union professionals.
BWW Book Reviews: THE BROADWAY MUSICALS QUIZ BOOKBWW Book Reviews: THE BROADWAY MUSICALS QUIZ BOOK
January 20, 2013

No matter how much you think you know about musical theatre, this book will delight and enlighten you. It might also make you scream.
BWW Book Reviews: LOVE IS THE CURE: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS by Elton JohnBWW Book Reviews: LOVE IS THE CURE: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS by Elton John
December 17, 2012

A lot of musicians have written books lately: Pete Townsend, Neil Young, Patti Smith, among others. They tend to be memoirs filled with tales of past debaucheries and feuds, creative process and awards. But Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS by Elton John is a very different kind of celebrity tell-all.





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