MEMBER PUBLICATIONS

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Goodbye Heiko, Goodbye Berlin
The Business of Broadway
Sound of Music Story
Prime Cuts
Collide
Backstage Pass To Broadway
Tea for Two
The Gentleman Press Agent- Fifty Years i
For the Good of the Show- A Memoir peter
How Theater Managers Manage
Footlights and Fairy Dust- Matt and Mari
Urban Tantra- Sacred Sex for the Twenty-
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Considering Doris Day
Sinatra in Hollywood
Godfather Effect
Showtunes
Second Act Trouble- Behind the Scenes at
A Must See! Brilliant Broadway Artwork
New book

Broadway General Manager

by Peter Bogyo
ATPAM Member Since 1990

Peter Bogyo has recently released his book “Broadway General Manager: Demystifying the Most Important and Least Understood Role in Show Business.”  Peter Bogyo has served as a general manager and as a company manager numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, including: Love Letters, The Trip to Bountiful, Stick Fly, Time Stands Still and American Buffalo. It’s a must read for anyone looking to be a general manager.

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Goodbye Heiko, Goodbye Berlin

by Owen Levy
ATPAM Member Since 1977

Owen Levy has recently released his second novel “Goodbye Heiko, Goodbye Berlin,” a tale of transition and transgender. Set in Cold War Berlin both before and after German reunification, the novel explores alternative lifestyles and a cultural underground that existed under the grip of Communism and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In addition to being the author of a well-received first novel “A Brother’s Touch,” Owen has represented Studio 54, BAM, the Lincoln Center and the NY Shakespeare Festival. “Goodbye Heiko, Goodbye Berlin” is issued under the booklocker.com, Inc. publishing imprint and is available in hardcover, trade paperback and eBook formats. It can be purchased through traditional wholesalers and online retailers.

The Business of Broadway

by Mitch Weiss

ATPAM Member Since 1985
Co-Writer Perri Gaffney

Longtime ATPAM manager Mitch Weiss along with actor/writer Perri Gaffney have written “The Business of Broadway: An Insider’s Guide to Working, Producing and Investing in the World’s Greatest Theatre Community.” This book will certainly be required reading for anybody aspires to work on Broadway, and will also serve those already working on Broadway.

 

Mitch Weiss and Perri Gaffney are also the authors of “Managing Artists in Pop Music: What Every Artist and Manager Must Know to Succeed.”

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The Sound of Music Story

by Tom Santopietro
ATPAM Member Since 1991

“How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing Von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time”. Tom Santopietro has written the ultimate “Sound of Music” fan book with all the inside dope from behind the scenes stories of the filming in Austria and Hollywood to new interviews with Johannes von Trapp and others. Santopietro looks back at the real life story of Maria von Trapp, goes on to chronicle the sensational success of the Broadway musical.

Prime Cuts

by Tim Sulka
ATPAM Member Since 2008
Co-Writer John Franklin

PRIME CUTS is the horrific and darkly comedic tale of teen Todd Sweeney, who, imprisoned for many years in cosmetology prison, journeys back to his decrepit hometown to seek revenge on the man who destroyed his family. In an awkward attempt to take control of his fate, Todd discovers that fate may have other, more twisted, horrific and sinister plans for him. 

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Collision

by Ron Bruguiere
ATPAM Member Since 1966

In this serio-comical look at life, with a who’s who in the theater during the 60s and 70s (Channing, Merman, Streisand, Paul Newman, Lucille Ball, Maggie Smith, Minnelli, Garland) experience the final days of the Golden Age of Theater and the beginnings of its new sounds – “Hair” and “Company.”  Hidden in a theater’s orchestral-level wall is the pass door, step through it, and you will enter the backstage area, but beware, once you enter, you will encounter the realities dwelling in the kingdom of make-believer.

Backstage Pass To Broadway

by Susan L. Schulman
ATPAM Member Since 1974

Theatre press agent Susan L. Schulman has worked with some of Broadway’s most talented and creative people — sometimes behaving 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.

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Tea for Two

by Joe Traina
ATPAM Member Since 1991

Joe Traina and his group were the weekly attraction at world-famous Sardi’s restaurant in New York’s theatre district on Friday evenings for over two years in the Club Room. During that time, countless vocalists from Broadway shows, cabaret and the world of jazz appeared with the Quintet including Lillias White, Michele Pawk, Karen Ziemba, Arthur Rubin, Tim Di Pasqua and Jo Sullivan Loesser.

The Gentleman Press Agent: Fifty Years in the Theatrical Trenches with Merle Debuskey

Merle Debuskey
ATPAM Member Since 1952
President Emeritus

by Robert Simonson (about book)

Merle Debuskey was - for fifty years - New York theater’s top publicist, handling more Broadway shows than any press agent in Broadway history.

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For the Good of the Show:
A Memoir
by Peter Neufeld
ATPAM Member Since 1967


“At some point, between the laughter, the tears, and the rekindling of a thousand memories, I was able to finish reading this memoir. It has to rank among the most informative, revealing, and painfully courageous books ever written about a life, the theatre, and a life in the theatre. Bravo, Peter, bravo!” — Martin Charnin

How Theater Managers Manage

by Tess Collins
ATPAM Member Since 1983

Brings together the stories, beliefs, and experiences of a few seasoned theater managers. Through them, a portrait and a concept emerge depicting what they have unknowingly practiced throughout their careers. Designed to be a stepping stone for new theater managers, this book covers a wide variety of topics including budgeting theater costs, gross potentials and ticket prices, show contracts, settlements, and emergency and security procedures, to name a few.

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Footlights and Fairy Dust:
Matt and Maria Go to the Theatre
by Maren C. Tirabassi
Donald Tirabassi, Member Since 1972


Two children are allowed an inside romp through the historic Colonial Theatre in Boston, thanks to their father’s position as house manager. As they explore backstage, their discoveries reveal the fascinating history of the theater and even the ghosts of past performers. Including theatre terminology and definitions, this delightful story reveals the magic of the theatre, both on and offstage.

Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century

by Barbara Carrellas
ATPAM Member Since 1983

A book about consciousness cleverly disguised as a sex guide. It shows you how sacred sex can be practiced anywhere from ashrams to a lap dancing parlors, and in the time you actually have available in your busy life. Urban Tantra is for everyone who would like to have a more sexual and spiritual ecstasy in their lives.

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The Importance of Being Barbra: The Brilliant, Tumultuous Career of Barbra Streisand

by Tom Santopietro
ATPAM Member Since 1991

A full-scale examination of the acting, singing, and directing that have ranged from the dazzling to the occasionally inexplicable—it’s all here for anyone who has ever wondered at the phenomenon that is Barbra Streisand.

Considering Doris Day

by Tom Santopietro
ATPAM Member Since 1991

A revealing look at a star who was much more than just our favorite girl next door. Covering the early Warner Brothers years through Day’s triumphs working with artists as varied as Alfred Hitchcock and Bob Fosse, Santopietro’s smart and funny book deconstructs the myth of Day as America’s perennial virgin, and reveals why her work continues to resonate today, both onscreen as pioneering independent career woman role model, and off, as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor.

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Sinatra in Hollywood
by Tom Santopietro
ATPAM Member Since 1991


An analytical yet deeply personal look at the screen legend of Frank Sinatra. Examining each of Sinatra’s sixty-one feature films in depth, Santopietro traces the arc of his astonishing sixty-year run as a film actor, from his rise to stardom in “boy next door” musical films through his fall from grace to the near-mythic comeback with his Oscar-winning performance in From Here to Eternity.

The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me

by Tom Santopietro
ATPAM Member Since 1991

A fascinating examination of our forty year obsession with this classic trilogy, as well as a personal reflection on what it means to be Italian-American. Laced with stories about Brando, Pacino, and Sinatra, and interwoven with a funny and poignant memoir about the author’s own experiences growing up with an Italian name in an Anglo world of private schools and country clubs, The Godfather Effect is a book for film lovers, observers of American life, and Italians of all nationalities.

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Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway's Major Composers

by Steven Suskin
ATPAM Member Since 1976

Chronicles the shows, songs, and careers of the major composers of the American musical theatre, from Jerome Kern’s earliest interpolations to the latest hits on Broadway. Legendary composers like Gershwin, Rodgers, Porter, Berlin, Bernstein, and Sondheim have been joined by more recent songwriters like Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Flaherty, Michael John LaChiusa, and Adam Guettel.

Second Act Trouble: Behind the Scenes at Broadway's Big Musical Bombs

by Steven Suskin
ATPAM Member Since 1976

Steven Suskin has compiled and annotated long-forgotten, first-person accounts of 25 Broadway musicals from the 1930s to the 1990s that stubbornly went awry. The infamous shows featured include Mack and Mabel, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Act, and How Now, Dow Jones. And this being Broadway, there are stars: Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Richard Chamberlain, Jerry Lewis, Mary Tyler Moore, and many more

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A Must See!

Brilliant Broadway Artwork

by Steven Suskin
ATPAM Member Since 1976

Fifty years of Broadway’s visual ballyhoo.

A Dog's Life: A Collection of Humorous Tributes Celebrating Man's Best Friend

by Peter Bogyo

ATPAM Member Since 1990

Cats have nine lives; dogs, sadly, have only one. These loving and hilarious tributes to real dogs, complete with revealing photos, are written in the form of witty, tongue-in-cheek obituaries, and deftly capture a wide variety of unforgettable characters. Whether it’s Bilbo, the swaggering Scottish terrier grappling with height envy, Watson, the medicated bichon frise with his own Facebook page, or Boris, the gentle but over-sexed Doberman, these vivid verbal portraits will have you laughing out loud and wiping away a tear or two. A true celebration of man’s best friend, A Dog’s Life will surely delight any dog lover.

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