As a theatrical press agent, Susan L. Schulman has worked with some of Broadway’s most talented and creative people -- who sometimes behaved badly and often with astonishing grace -- as they struggled to create theatre magic. In this entertaining, dishy book, she turns the spotlight on what goes on behind the show curtain, sharing true tales of her life in the theatre.
About the Author
A New York City ‘theatre kid’ who waited outside stage doors, not for autographs, but to tell actors how they had enhanced her life, Schulman began her career as the Golden Age of Broadway seemed to be ending. Yet she handled the publicity for such Broadway shows as Johnny Mercer’s DREAM, Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’, Larry Gelbart’s SLY FOX, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s STATE FAIR, APPLAUSE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, SCAPINO, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN and REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT.
Susan L. Schulman is one of Broadway’s best press agents. Everyone knows that. Now, with this book, we can see why her publicity and marketing ideas have filled theaters. Her shockingly honest, funny, and insightful reporting of how this amazing industry really works makes this a captivating, easy read. From her unique vantage point we get the down and dirty, and it makes us admire her even more. — TV, film and stage star JOHN DAVIDSON