Broadway Tails

Broadway Tails

Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars

Book - 2012
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The author describes the shelter dogs he has trained who have been featured in television, motion pictures, and theater.

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In Broadway Tails, Theatrical Animals trainer Bill Berloni tells the backstage stories of the shelter dogs who have become superstars in television, film, and theater, including the 35th-anniversary Broadway production of Annie.

The sun always comes out tomorrow for the shelter animals Bill Berloni rescues—sometimes from death’s door—and then trains to meet the demands of the stage. Berloni was a nineteen-year-old theater apprentice more then three decades ago when he was offered his first big break: find and train a dog to appear in the original production of the Broadway hit Annie. Defying the odds, he rescued a down-on-his-luck dog from a local shelter and, together, they redefined what animal performers could do. Since then Berloni and his trainers have provided animals for hundreds of films, commercials, and television shows as well as live theater, including productions of The Wizard of Oz and Winn-Dixie, all over North America. In this heartwarming book, he tells the true stories of “throw-away” animals who came back to work with some of entertainment’s biggest names, names like Bernadette Peters, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Nichols, the New York City Ballet, and many more. This updated edition includes an account of Berloni’s search for the newest Sandy to star with everyone’s favorite red-headed orphan.

Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2012
Edition: All-new ed
ISBN: 9780762783083
Characteristics: 242 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hanrahan, Jim


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Nov 24, 2012

Interesting and fun. I like the author's training methods, and I *love* that the author supports animal shelters.


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