Table of contents for Making it on Broadway : actors' tales of climbing to the top / by David Wienir and Jodie Langel ; foreword by Jason Alexander.


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THE VOICES	
FOREWORD	
OPENING THOUGHTS	
INTRODUCTION	
PART ONE: THE EARLY YEARS	
CHAPTER 1: SINGING ON THE COFFEE TABLE	
Not by Choice	
Church and Tractor	
A Young Passion for Music	
Cheerios, Indians, and Show Tunes	
A Special Talent	
CHAPTER 2: FIRST IMPRESSIONS	
Tickets Please	
Field Trip	
Broadway Dreaming	
CHAPTER 3: DON'T YOU DARE CALL MY CHILD A THESPIAN!	
Play Ball	
What's Wrong with the Family Business?	
Proving Parents Wrong	
Plan for the Future	
PART TWO: GETTING SETTLED	
CHAPTER 4: WELCOME TO GOTHAM CITY	
A Special City	
Driving into Town	
Taxi!	
Sharing the Wealth	
Adjusting to City Life	
CHAPTER 5: NEW HOME AND NEW FRIENDS	
Roll Out the Red Carpet	
Where's My Carpet?	
The N.Y.C. Wildlife	
Loving the Landlords	
Dealing with the Devil	
Leaks, Freaks, and Gregory Hines	
CHAPTER 6: SURVIVAL JOBS	
The Toilet Scrubber	
The Fitness Instructor	
Welcome To Macy's	
The Ice Sculpture	
The Telemarketer	
The Waiters	
Pebbles, Winnie, and The Count	
CHAPTER 7: SINGING FOR SUPPER	
Bar Hopping 	
Hava Nagila	
All Aboard 	
On Guard 	
Carrots and Hamburgers	
Life before the Union 	
PART THREE: TRANSITION TO STARDOM	
CHAPTER 8: THE AUDITION ROOM	
The Life	
The Open Call 	
Growing Pains	
Destiny Calling	
Crossing the Atlantic	
Fashion Statement	
Cinderella Stories	
Truth be Told	
Patience Is a Virtue	
Weighing In	
PART FOUR: THE THRILL OF LIVE THEATER	
CHAPTER 9: TAKE TWO	
Unexpected Transformations	
Look Out Below!	
Unleashed	
Left Hanging	
The Rest of the Story	
A Bit Behind Schedule	
Say What?	
Stop the Show	
Dressed for Disaster	
Set for Disaster	
Broadway Carnage	
Unplugged	
CHAPTER 10: PLEASE REMAIN SEATED	
Breaking into Show Biz	
Quiet Please!	
Stage Door Drama	
Back Stage Tours	
Love Letters	
The Ultimate Payoff	
PART FIVE: THE SECRET LIFE	
CHAPTER 11: THE BROADWAY LIFESTYLE	
Take the Elevator to the Third Floor	
Call the Cleaning Lady	
Misconceptions	
A Twenty-Four Hour Job	
Only Human	
Not for the Money	
Moonlighting	
Homes of the Stars	
The Glamour of It All	
CHAPTER 12: SEX IN THE WORKPLACE	
The Showmance	
Testing Boundaries	
Crossing the Line	
They Don't Do This on Wall Street	
Straight Man Out	
CHAPTER 13: FORGET THE PICKET FENCE	
Courting Civilians	
Marrying Civilians	
Keeping It in the Family	
Flying Solo	
Planned Parenthood	
Working Parents	
CHAPTER 14: ROAD TRIP	
Fantasyland	
Love on the Road	
Seeing the Country	
Guns and Drugs	
A Big Star in Toledo, Ohio	
CHAPTER 15: WHAT AM I DOING HERE?	
Careful What You Wish For	
Why Aren't I Smiling?	
PART SIX: A NEW ERA	
CHAPTER 16: THE DISNEYFICATION OF BROADWAY	
Where Did All the Stars Go?	
The Death of the Gypsy	
The Good Old Days	
Britney Spears on Broadway? 	
Another Standing Ovation 	
The New Business Model	
Size Does Matter	
Six Flags Times Square	
CHAPTER 17: BROADWAY, INC.	
Job Security	
Cogs in the Machine	
A Company of Clones	
Tracked	
Acting on Empty	
Just Part of the Scenery	
Malpractice	
Playing in the Shadows	
Watch out Giuliani, XXX is Back 	
Hey, My Mom's in the Audience	
No Acting Allowed	
PART SEVEN: WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE	
CHAPTER 18: THE BASE OF THE TONY(r) IS PLASTIC	
The Plastic Prize	
Who's the Best?	
How Does it Feel to be a Big Star?	
Where Did I Put That Thing Anyway?	
Tony(r) Wanna Cracker? 	
The Trophy on the Shelf	
"Hello, You Have No New Messages"	
The Curse of the Tonys(r) 	
A Ticket to Nowhere 	
Making It in the New Millennium	
CHAPTER 19: HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW	
Sorry, We're Closed	
Onward and Upward?	
There is Only Square One	
Remember Me?	
Type Casting	
Wanted: Fresh Talent Only	
Don't I Get at Least Sixteen Bars?	
Tenure Denied	
A Time for Retribution	
CHAPTER 20: THE TIME IN BETWEEN	
Time for Therapy	
Actors Anonymous	
Paying the Rent	
Back to the Day Job	
At Least I'm Not Waiting Tables	
Has it all come Down to This?	
Didn't I do a Show with you on Broadway?	
At the End of the Day	
CONCLUSION	
[The following sections aren't really appendixes, so I took out that title]
CHAPTER GUIDE	
THE CONTRIBUTORS AND THEIR CREDITS	 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS	
ABOUT THE AUTHORS	




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Theater New York (State) New York, Actors New York (State) New York Interviews