Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop

By: Nov. 21, 2016
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Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM.

Tepper will read excerpts from the book in addition to guests readers Liz Larsen (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Hairspray), Jared Bradshaw (Jersey Boys, Forbidden Broadway) and Chris Boneau (Broadway publicist), who were all interviewed for the book series. A signing will follow.

The book is available on, and New York retail outlets The Drama Book Shop and Theater Circle, in addition to the website

THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY is a multi-volume series that will examine the legendary Broadway theaters, both those that are still standing and those that are gone. Tepper, who is also a producer in her own right, interviewed over 250 theater professionals - actors, directors, producers, stagehands, designers, ushers, and others - to elicit their funniest and most compelling backstage experiences on the Great White Way.

Have you ever wanted to spend time with Stephen Sondheim in the lobby during one of his shows? Did you know that Patti LuPone once had a Broadway ghostly encounter? Have you wondered what it was like to be in the landmark Broadway premiere of Angels in America? From opening nights to closing nights. From secret passageways to ghostly encounters. From Broadway debuts to landmark productions. Score a front row seat to read hundreds of stories about the most important stages in the world, seen through the eyes of the producers, actors, stagehands, writers, musicians, company managers, dressers, designers, directors, ushers, and door men who bring The Great White Way to life each night. With THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, you'll never look at Broadway the same way again.

This is the third book in a series that tells the stories of all of the Broadway theaters. Volume 3 includes the Broadhurst, the Belasco, the Edison, the Lyric, the Majestic, the Schoenfeld, the St. James and the Walter Kerr: eight Broadway theaters that light up New York City.

The complete list of exclusive conversations in Volume 3 includes Loni Ackerman, Deborah Abramson, Jerry Adler, Lynn Ahrens, Rose M. Alaio, Jason Alexander, Mana Allen, Charlie Alterman, Elizabeth Ashley, Sylvia Bailey, Steven Baruch, Brittnye Batchelor, Damian Bazadona, Hunter Bell, Marty Bell, Brig Berney, Michael Berresse, Ken Billington, Sandy Binion, Patricia Birch, André Bishop, Susan Blackwell, Nick Blaemire, Corbin Bleu, Heidi Blickenstaff, Anne Bobby, Chris Boneau, Beowulf Boritt, Christian Borle, Barry Bostwick, Jeff Bowen, Jared Bradshaw, Jason Robert Brown, Jeb Brown, Danny Burstein, Liz Caplan, Craig Carnelia, Eileen Casey, Kevin Chamberlin, Barbara Cook, Nancy Coyne, Gavin Creel, Charlotte d'Amboise, Ken Davenport, Penny Davis, Carmel Dean, Jamie deRoy, Maria Di Dia, Ed Dixon, Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Christopher Durang, James Dybas, Daisy Eagan, Jake Epstein, Raúl Esparza, Tim Federle, Philip Feller, Bert Fink, Stephen Flaherty, Merwin Foard, Shannon Ford, Hunter Foster, Richard Frankel, Sonia Friedman, Merle Frimark, Fritz Frizsell, Larry Fuller, Artie Gaffin, Jack Gale, Peter Gallagher, David Gallo, Chris Gattelli, Joanna Gleason, Jason Graae, Ilene Graff, Amanda Green, Michael Greif, Julie Halston, Ann Harada, F. Michael Haynie, Diane Heatherington, Tom Hewitt, Larry Hochman, George S. Irving, Abe Jacob, Sally J. Jacobs, Jeremy Jordan, Jason Kantrowitz, Doug Katsaros, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Glen Kelly, Steve C. Kennedy, Chad Kimball, Michael John LaChiusa, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, David Larsen, Liz Larsen, Baayork Lee, Laura Linney, Margo Lion, Jose Llana, William Ivey Long, David Loud, Patti LuPone, Galt MacDermot, Arielle Tepper Madover, Brian Mahoney, James Maloney, Richard Maltby Jr., Joe Mantello, Kathleen Marshall, Mel Marvin, Marsha Mason, Tony Massey, Michael Mayer, Neil Mazzella, Elizabeth McCann, John McMartin, Lynne Meadow, Michael Mendez, Alan Menken, John Miller, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robert Morse, Christopher Murney, Julia Murney, Donna Murphy, Anne L. Nathan, Casey Nicholaw, Gene O'Donovan, Kelli O'Hara, Cynthia Onrubia, Laura Osnes, Eric Paris, Joey Parnes, Michon Peacock, Mary Beth Peil, Tonya Pinkins, Red Press, Lonny Price, Harold Prince, Ben Rappaport, Fred Ricci, Krysta Rodriguez, Will Roland, Charlie Rosen, Steve Rosen, Daryl Roth, Jordan Roth, Alex Rybeck, Harvey Sabinson, Don Scardino, Justin Scribner, Florie Seery, Joan Shepard, A.J. Shively, Rick Sordelet, Louis St. Louis, Michael Starobin, Don Stitt, David Stone, Susan Stroman, Charles Strouse, Jason Tam, Julie Taymor, Bernie Telsey, Mary Testa, Alex Timbers, Joe Traina, Joyce Van Patten, Jack Viertel, Tom Viertel, Jim Walton, Bob Wankel, Fritz Weaver, John Weidman, Ira Weitzman, Frank Wildhorn, Mary Louise Wilson, George C. Wolfe, Amy Wolk, James Woolley, Doug Wright, Nick Wyman, Alex Wyse, Maury Yeston, Brian Yorkey and Jerry Zaks.

The first two volumes were lauded by the New York Theater press. "I'm enjoying every chapter" said Michael Riedel in The New York Post. NBC New York named it among its "Must-Reads for any Broadway fan" and raved "the book is filled with juicy anecdotes and inspiring tales." According to Broadway World, the books "are must-haves for anyone who loves the rich history of musical theatre. Each chapter bursts with information, nostalgia, and good old-fashioned cheesy Broadway love."

THE DRAMA BOOK SHOP, a 2011 Tony Award Honoree for Excellence in Theatre, is now celebrating its 99th year. The historic shop is located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, just steps away from the heart of Times Square. For more information, please visit

Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the Director of Programming at Feinstein's/54 Below, and the author of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series. As the leader of Feinstein's/54 Below's creative team, Tepper has curated or produced over 1500 shows, ranging from musicals in concert, to original solo acts, to theatrical reunions, to songwriter celebrations, and beyond. On Broadway, Tepper has worked on shows in directing, producing, and marketing capacities, including [title of show], The Performers, the 2011 revival of Godspell, and the 2013 revival of Macbeth. In addition, she is the co-creator of the Bistro Award-winning concert series, "If It Only Even Runs A Minute," now in its 6th year. Tepper was recently named one of the 10 professionals on Backstage's "1st Annual Broadway Future Power List." According to the article, "Proving herself both a zeitgeist predictor and theatrical historian with her eclectic programming, Tepper is leading the conversation on contemporary musical theatre." Follow her on twitter @jenashtep.

DRESS CIRCLE PUBLISHING, recently profiled by Forbes Magazine and the Associated Press, was founded in 2011 by Broadway producers Brisa Trinchero and Roberta Pereira. Dress Circle is the only publisher dedicated solely to producing books with Broadway themes by members of the Broadway community. Dress Circle Publishing's current titles include Seth's Broadway Diary by Seth Rudetsky, Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway, Jeremy Scott Blaustein's The Home for Wayward Ladies, and Ruby Preston's Showbiz, Stagedand Starstruck.

Brisa Trinchero is a two-time Tony Award winning entertainment and tech entrepreneur. She built a multi million-dollar Broadway investing portfolio which includes Hamilton, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Pippin, The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, and others. She is also the founder and CEO of ShooWin, an innovative tech platform giving real fans better access to the hottest events. A "Top 40 Under 40 Business Leader," she is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events focusing on the business of live entertainment. She has a degree in music and an MBA in finance. @brisatrinchero

Roberta Pereira is a Tony-nominated, Olivier Award-winning theater producer. She is currently the Producing Director of The Playwrights Realm, an Off-Broadway theater company devoted to supporting early career playwrights. Roberta has developed and produced plays, musicals, and event theatre on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, in the West End, and on tour. Recently, she produced for The Realm Anna Ziegler's A Delicate Ship (New York Times and Time Out New York "Critics' Pick") and Mfoniso Udofia's Sojourners. Past select productions include: Tony-nominated play Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally, starring Tyne Daly; the Olivier award-winning revival of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, in the West End; and the Broadway premiere of Grace, starring Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon and Ed Asner. Roberta has been a speaker on the topic of producing and equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts in multiple forums, like BroadwayCon, NYU/Tisch, Yale University, and Commercial Theatre Institute. Roberta is a graduate of Yale School of Drama's Theater Management program and Wesleyan University. She is originally from Brazil and currently lives in New York City. @roberta_m_p

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