“How did Bugs Bunny get a theatrical agent who started out as a Broadway Producer? When you’re producing a surefire revival of a musical like ANNIE what could go wrong…go wrong…go wrong? Who’s the singer/actress from Texas who arrived in New York, practically starving one day – and literally became a Broadway star the next? What’s it like dealing with the friends, and family, and agents, and gofers, and lawyers who once surrounded Elvis when you produce a show about his life?
It’s all revealed by Rodger Hess in this remarkable book that walks you through the life, hard times and great triumphs of a Broadway producer – the stars, the shows, the hits and the disasters – not to mention the occasional con man or Mafioso who’ll try to feed off your hard work. It’s not just a great read. It’s a whole theatrical education.”