"Great Producers" Profiles Titans of American Theatre

by Jacob Coakley

 

NEW YORK — Iris Dorbian, editor of Stage Directions magazine from 1999-2007, will release her first book this August. Entitled Great Producers: Visionaries of the American Theater, and published by Allworth Press, Dorbian

NEW YORK — Iris Dorbian, editor of Stage Directions magazine from 1999-2007, will release her first book this August. Entitled Great Producers: Visionaries of the American Theater, and published by Allworth Press, Dorbian's book offers an in-depth look at the great producing legends of the theatrical world.

 

In Great Producers: Visionaries of the American Theater, Dorbian profiles standouts Florenz Ziegfeld, David Belasco, David Merrick, Roger Berlind, Jack Viertel, Joseph Papp, Andre Bishop, Margo Lion, Daryl Roth, Fran Weissler, Cameron Mackintosh, Michael David, Thomas Schumacher and Roy Gabay to get at the heart of what it takes to be a great producer and work behind the scenes of some of Broadway’s most influential shows. Uncovering the stories behind some of Broadway’s most accomplished commercial and nonprofit producers, Dorbian finds out how they got started, what their most challenging project was, how they learned from their errors, and the key to leveraging hard-won wisdom into bigger and better shows.

From the familiar stereotype of the producer as a control-hungry despot to the new model of producer-as collaborator, Great Producers profiles some of Broadway’s best. Filled with tell-alls from insiders, this guide for students, educators, and aspiring producers will allow them to learn from the masters’ advice on the qualities a good producers should possess and how to solicit donors, choose projects, and deal with critics.

For more info, visit www.allworth.com , or click here to pre-order the book from Amazon.com.