BILLY ELLIOT Coach Tim Federle Releases BETTER NATE THAN EVER Book - February 5, 2013

September 12
12:21 2012

BILLY ELLIOT Coach Tim Federle Releases BETTER NATE THAN EVER Book - February 5, 2013

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle, a story of a boy with big Broadway dreams, is a warm and witty debut has already struck a chord within the theatre community with the likes of Tony award-winning composer Alan Menken, praising the book as "a smash hit!" The book will be released on February 5, 2013.

Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he's wanted to star in a Broadway show. But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he's stuck in Jankberg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby's help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There's an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom. Now's his chance to explore the city, wow the casting director, out-sing the competition, and hop the last bus home before anyone notices he's gone. But as exciting as it is, the Big Apple can be big trouble. And if Nate isn't careful, he'll be lucky if he makes it through Times Square, much less the audition.

Tim Federle was born in San Francisco, grew up in Pittsburgh, and began crashing New York auditions as a teenager, landing in five Broadway shows, from Gypsy (starring Bernadette Peters) to The Little Mermaid (starring Tim in a catfish costume), with stops at Radio City, the Met, and a Super Bowl halftime show along the way. In recent years, Tim has penned popular columns for Apartment Therapy and Huffington Post, choreographed routines for Sting and James Taylor at Carnegie Hall, and coached the child stars of Billy Elliot on Broadway-Tim's inspiration for his debut novel, Better Nate Than Ever. Find him at and on Twitter @TimFederle.

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