David Rothenberg and actors Jordan Charney and Marcia Jean Kurtz talked about David's new book Fortune in My Eyes at the Drama Book Shop in New York City on October 12, 2012. This is a recording of that live event.

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About the Book
David Rothenberg's multilayered life thrust him into Broadway's brightest lights, prison riots, political campaigns, civil rights sit-ins, and a Central American civil war. In his memoir, Fortune in My Eyes, his journey includes many of the most celebrated names in the theater: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Sir John Gielgud, Charles Boyer, Peggy Lee, Eartha Kitt, Charles Laughton, Alvin Ailey, and numerous others. David produced an Off-Broadway prison drama, Fortune and Men's Eyes, which reshaped his life. John Herbert's chilling play led directly to the creation of the Fortune Society, which has evolved into one of the nation's most formidable advocacy and service organizations in criminal justice. David was Elizabeth Taylor's opening night date at the Richard Burton Hamlet – a distant cry from his entering Attica prison during that institution's famed inmate uprising...just two of the experiences revealed in this memoir. As a theater publicist and producer – and as a social activist – he shares experiences with presidents (JFK and Bill Clinton) and with anonymous men and women, out of prison, who have fought to reclaim their lives. The human drama of the formerly incarcerated is a match for many of the entertainment world's most fabled characters.

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David Rothenberg has been involved with over 200 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, as a publicist and producer. He is the founder of the Fortune Society, one of the nation's leading advocacy and service organizations in criminal justice. He is a former member of the NYC Human Rights Commission, and he has hosted a weekly radio program on WBAI/NYC for nearly 40 years.

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A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Applause Theatre and Cinema Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It is America's foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books, including books on acting and biographies of theatre and film luminaries, as well as playscripts and books on television. Visit applausebooks.com.

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Lucie Arnaz, Tony Roberts, Larry Moss, Sara Louise Lazarus, Linda Glick, Penny Fuller, Sidney J. Burgoyne, David Finkle, and Pamela Shaw celebrated the life and work of acting teacher David Craig on May 31, 2012 at the Drama Book Shop in New York City to help launch the DVD release of his masterclass On Singing Onstage. This is a recording of that event.

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About the DVD
On Singing Onstage: David Craig's nine-hour video series on musical performance covers all of the techniques and exercises, as well as Craig's legendary performance philosophy, which has instructed and inspired singers, actors, and dancers for more than 50 years. Craig breaks down the act of singing onstage into specific, approachable components and takes the viewer step by step through the process, from how to analyze lyrics and stand on the stage for an audition, to signaling the accompanist and making lyrics come to life.

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David Craig (1923-1998) was director of the Musical Theatre Performance Center at UCLA and also taught at the North Carolina School for the Arts and Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. He is the author of On Singing Onstage and A Performer Prepares, considered definitive volumes on the subject of performing on the musical theater stage.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Applause Theatre and Cinema Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It is America's foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books, including books on acting and biographies of theatre and film luminaries, as well as playscripts and books on television. Visit applausebooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Direct download: onsinging_podcast.mp3
Category:Theatre -- posted at: 12:53pm EDT
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Mac Randall (author of Exit Music: The Radiohead Story) discusses a variety of songs, albums, and eras of Radiohead on Off the Meter with Jimmy Failla. This episode has been edited and reposted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of Off the Meter. 

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About the Book
In this new, updated, and revised edition of Exit Music, author Mac Randall follows the band from its beginnings in suburban Oxford, UK, through the success of Creep and OK Computer to the traumatic recording sessions that spawned Kid AAmnesiacHail to the Thief, on to the award-winning In Rainbows and beyond. This new edition also includes coverage of the band's most current release and eighth studio album, The King of Limbs.

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Mac Randall, is a journalist, critic, and magazine editor whose focus in his career of more than two decades has been on music of all genres. He is currently the editor in chief of the magazines Music Alive! and Teaching Music.

Jimmy Failla is the host of the Off the Meter radio program.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Category:Music Fans -- posted at: 11:48am EDT
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Authors of Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady (Applause Books) Tuezdae Littleton and Darryl Littleton are joined by comediennes Cocoa Brown, Rosie Tran, Shayla Rivera, Jill Anenberg and Adele Givens to discuss their profession. 

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About the Book
Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady chronicles the evolution of the humor through the research of Darryl and Tuezdae Littleton and the scores of interviews they conducted with veteran female performers from all mediums, as well as Tuezdae's own experiences as a comedienne. Startling facts are revealed and tributes are paid to the icons of yesteryear by the titans of today in their own words and sentiments.

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Darryl Littleton is the author of two histories on the subject of comedy; one being adapted into an acclaimed documentary. He sits on the advisroy board of the Comedy Hall of Fame.

Tuezdae Littleton has written for Comedy Central standup specials and is a member of FICA (Females in Comedy Association).

Cocoa Brown is a standup comic, actress, and writer. She has appeared in films and television shows such as Lakeview Terrace and Breaking Bad. She is a columnist for Honey and In the Mix magazines. Twice she’s been voted Funniest Female on BET’s Comic View.

Rosie Tran is a standup comic, actress, and writer. She was a LA-area finalist on Last Comic Standing. She has written for half a dozen comedy joke books and has appeared on ABC, Lifetime, TLC, and many other television channels.

Shayla Rivera is a comedienne, actress, education advocate, and award-winning motivational speaker. She was named Funniest Latina Comedian by Latin 2015. She has appeared on The Roseanne Show and The Martin Short Show.

Jill Anenberg is a comedienne, TV host, actress, fitness buff, and improv comedy artist at the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Adele Givens is a standup comic, actress, TV host, and spoken word artist. She has appeared in Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show, the Tracy Ullman Show, and The Hughleys. 

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

iTunes   RSS   Libsyn   Blog  Email

Applause Theatre and Cinema Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It is America's foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books, including books on acting and biographies of theatre and film luminaries, as well as playscripts and books on television. Visit applausebooks.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Direct download: comediennes_final.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT
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