New expanded second edition just published by Goodreads Press!
BACKSTAGE PASS TO BROADWAY:
MORE True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent
(read all about it).
Praise for BACKSTAGE PASS TO
“Take this backstage tour from an insider who
lived it. Like Susan, this book is smart and
— TV icon HENRY WINKLER
— HARRY HAUN, Playbill Magazine
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 flled 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, flm and stage star JOHN DAVIDSON
Susan L. Schulman’s funny, fascinating, and
entertaining memoir, BACKSTAGE PASS TO BROADWAY True Tales of A Theatre Press Agent, has received
lots of “ink!” And why not?
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.
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.
She shares her adventures working with Mary Martin, George C. Scott, Lauren Bacall, Yul Brynner, Robert Redford,
David Merrick, Bob Fosse, Raul Julia, Zero Mostel, Vanessa Redgrave, Henry Winkler, Lesley Ann Warren,
Katharine Hepburn, Glenn Close, and many more.
Schulman has survived some spectacular theatrical train wrecks including
the play that killed Zero Mostel, legendary producer David Merrick’s last
and a fading film diva who undermined her own return to Broadway.
Schulman also explains what a theatrical press agent does, how she does
it, and how theatre promotion has changed since she began.
Broadway’s top graphic designer, Frank Verlizzo, known as FRAVER,
has designed the cover for BACKSTAGE PASS TO BROADWAY.
BACKSTAGE PASS TO BROADWAY, More True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent is now available in paperback and Kindle
from Amazon.com as well as at the Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, and at Theatre Circle, 268 West 44th Street, NYC.
© 2013 - 2018 Susan L. Schulman. All rights reserved.
Cover design by Frank Verlizzo
Susan L. Schulman on THEATER TALK, which aired
November 22, 2013 on Channel 13 and was
re-broadcast on PBS stations around the country.
click to go