Stephen Sheerin was born to play on Broadway - or at least, under it. He's a musician, a conductor, and his dream is to music-direct a big Broadway musical. After years of toiling in the pit of some of the best-loved (and loathed) hits on the Great White Way, he's just been given his big break. Can life really be going that well?
Of course not - his family is driving him crazy, and his boyfriend can't seem to get rid of his other boyfriend. Add to that an alcoholic diva, the cheapest producing team on Broadway, and a comatose casting director, and you have some of the other characters buzzing around Stephen's Broadway break. Then there's Stephen himself - neurotic and bitchy - who realizes that maybe total happiness is overrated.
Narrated by Seth Rudetsky, from Sirus radio and Broadway's The Ritz; Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Award winner, star of Wicked and TV's Pushing Daisies; James Wesley from the Rosie O'Donnell cruise ship; Jonathan Groff, Tony Nominee from Broadway's Spring Awakening; Andrea Martin, Tony Award winner, from SCTV, and currently in Young Frankenstein; Jeff Bowen, Hunter Bell, and Susan Blackwell from [title of show]; Andrea Burns, from Broadway's Tony nominated In the Heights; Andy Karl, from Broadway's Legally Blonde and the upcoming 9 to 5; Anika Larsen, from off Broadway's Zanna, Don't and Broadway's Xanadu; Mary Birdsong (from TV's RENO 911); Billy Porter, from Broadway's Grease and winner of Star Search!; Richard Kind, from TV's Spin City and Broadway's The Producers. Jim Price, from Les Miserables and Off-Broadway's Bat Boy; Ann Harada from Avenue Q and the upcoming 9 to 5; Emily Skinner Tony nominee from Broadway's Side Show; Juli Wesley - Becky's First Grade Class at PS 98; and Sally Rudetsky (Seth's Mom).
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This was my first introduction to Seth Rudetsky - a friend sent me the download as a gift. Oh! My! God! So amazing. The story is captivating from the very first. The cast is exceptional and Rudetsky as the narrator is the best. I've listened to the story twice through and was surprised at the hints I hadn't picked up the first time around. I just wish he would write another story for these characters! The book ended perfectly but I was sorry when it was over.
Loved this book
I read/listened to this audiobook four times last year, loved the characters, voices and storyline. A must buy!
Wonderful and funny! Smart and educational!
This novel by, the great, Seth Rudetsky is a must listen for any musical theatre fan. Seth Rudetsky has a natural talent fot timing and delivering smart dialogue. You will laugh but you will also care about the characters. They come to life through a cast of fantastic broadway performers. I really hope Seth continues writing stuff like this. The whole book would be perfect for a television mini-series about the life on Broadway and putting on a show.