Choreographer Adam Cates's Book 'THE BUSINESS OF SHOW' Shares Industry Insights Rarely Taught in School

Choreographer Adam Cates's Book 'THE BUSINESS OF SHOW' Shares Industry Insights Rarely Taught in School

Available now, "The Business of Show: A Guide to the Entertainment Business for the Performing Artist" is a non-fiction publication by Broadway choreographer Adam Cates.

Beyond just talent, The Business of Show focuses on the essential business skills required of performers in today's industry. More than 90 successful and seasoned actors, singers, dancers, directors, choreographers, artistic directors, producers, agents, and casting directors contribute current insightful facts, advice, and stories about a wealth of topics rarely taught in schools.

These include marketing, networking, type, strategy, auditions, education, where the work is, rejection, contract negotiations, rehearsal protocol, understudies, unions, agents, managers, tax deductions, professional conduct, survival jobs, career longevity, career transition, and much more.

The Business of Show is geared toward the young aspiring professional dancers, actors, and singers (age 16-25) pursuing a career in the United States.

The Business of Show features a foreword by New York casting director Michael Cassara, C.S.A., cover design by Dance Media senior art director Josephine Dano, and inspired words of wisdom from Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes), Sean Curran (Sean Curran Company), Philip Wm. McKinley (Spiderman: Turn Offthe Dark), Peggy Hickey (A Gentleman's Guide...), Patti Colombo (Peter Pan, Can Can), Lucille DiCampli (MSA), Phil LaDuca (LaDuca Shoes), Jessica Walter (Arrested Development), and Constantine Maroulis (American Idol) among many other established professionals.

Author Adam Cates is the assistant choreographer for the "Best Musical" Tony-winning hit A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway. As a director, choreographer, and/or performer his other credits include Broadway, national tours, television, Lincoln Center, opera, off-Broadway, and regional productions. Cates has assisted notable talents Kathleen Marshall, Tommy Tune, and Darko Tresnjak. Cates has served as guest choreographer, master teacher, and guest lecturer for The Juilliard School, Texas State University, Ithaca College, University of Nevada-Reno, Montclair State University, Truman State University, University of New Brunswick-Frederickton, Broadway Artists Alliance, Dance Masters of America, Dancers Inc., Broadway Dance Center (New York) and Metro Movement (Toronto). He is on the faculty of Rosie's Theater Kids in New York; a member of AEA, AGMA, and SDC; and represented as a director/choreographer by McDonald Selznick Associates.

The Business of Show is available for purchase on, Kindle, and other online and retail outlets in paperback ($19.95) and eBook ($9.99) editions. The public should visit for more information.

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