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"Making it on Broadway" Book

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"Making it on Broadway" Book#1
Posted: 5/13/09 at 7:09am


Does anyone have this or recommend it? I saw it at Barnes & Noble yesterday and asked them to hold it for me. I have skimmed through the list of authors who gave stories to the book and throughout the first few chapters. I was in a hurry and went ahead and just asked them to hold it for me. I have also seen what is available on Amazon.com's "Search this Book" thing. lol. Thanks!
Updated On: 5/13/09 at 07:09 AM
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re: 'Making it on Broadway' Book#2
Posted: 5/13/09 at 7:39am
I just checked this book out of my local library, though I've yet to start as I am just finishing up Broadway Babylon (by Boze Hadleigh - very interesting read that I recommend). I'm looking forward to reading it, however, as I came across the title on a blog (wish I could remember which one) that raved about it.
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re: 'Making it on Broadway' Book#2
Posted: 5/13/09 at 7:58am
This is one of my favorite theatre books ever, I recommend anyone who is considering working in theatre in any capacity to read it.
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re: 'Making it on Broadway' Book#3
Posted: 5/13/09 at 8:02am
Do a search for it on here. There are a lot of good threads about it. It's a good book.
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re: 'Making it on Broadway' Book#4
Posted: 5/13/09 at 8:46am
It's a great book and really let's the reader know how hard it is to make it on Broadway.
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re: 'Making it on Broadway' Book#5
Posted: 5/13/09 at 8:57am
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Yeah, it's a great book. I own it and really found it to be a good read. It gives both sides of the theatrical spectrum directly from the mouths of Broadway actors. I really enjoyed the book and I would definitely recommend that you read it.
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re: 'Making it on Broadway' Book#6
Posted: 5/13/09 at 9:17am
Great book, I got it for my birthday a few years back. It has a lot of awesome stories in it, so I highly recommend it to any Broadway fan!
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re: 'Making it on Broadway' Book#8
Posted: 5/13/09 at 10:23am
I really enjoyed it, and highly recommend it!
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re: 'Making it on Broadway' Book#9
Posted: 5/13/09 at 12:17pm
Great book.
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re: 'Making it on Broadway' Book#10
Posted: 5/13/09 at 1:17pm
I loved it!!
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re: 'Making it on Broadway' Book#11
Posted: 5/13/09 at 6:58pm
It's very slanted towards the negative, but if you know that going in, it can be a useful read. Take the "horror stories" with a grain of salt. There's even a story about a haunted apartment and many of the stories are about touring companies.
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re: 'Making it on Broadway' Book#12
Posted: 5/14/09 at 1:50am
Read it!
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re: 'Making it on Broadway' Book#13
Posted: 5/25/09 at 4:28pm
I jusdt finished reading 'MIOB'. It was a great read! Thanks so much for all of the recommendations on this board. I only heard about this book by postings on this board.

The only thing I thought was ironic was the link to the makingitonbroadway.com website for additional information on the last page. After so many stories of how difficult it is to make a living on Broadway, I was expecting the site to simply feature additional anecdotes. I was surprised to find that the site was essentially an advertisement for extremely expensive acting/singing/dancing workshops targeting teenagers.