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Description - Letters from Backstage by Michael Kostroff

The firsthand account of an actor's life on the road with "The Producers and Les Miserables!" Readers are invited to join the author as he realizes his dream of being cast in a national tour of a Broadway show, then plunges into a world of travel days, cast changes, mood swings, onstage mishaps, standing ovations, and Mel Brooks. This book shares adventures and misadventures city by city, adding local flavor to readers from a wide range of locations. Part backstage tour, part travelogue, part social commentary, this book reads as a series of humor columns; a veteran "punch up" writer, author's style promises laughs on every page. It has a celebrity appeal from anecdotes about rehearsals and performances with such famous names as Mel Brooks, Susan Stroman, Jason Alexander, and Martin Short. Film version of "The Producers" is scheduled for a December 2005 release, just after this book's pub date; will seek book publicity opportunities arising from media interest in the film.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581154412
ISBN-10: 1581154410
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Kostroff

Michael Kostroff has performed in The Producers and Les Miserables. He has appeared on television in Malcolm in the Middle, The King of Queens, The West Wing, The Wire, and others, and will appear in the upcoming film of The Producers.