​IRIS DORBIAN

e-reader audiobook

An insider’s look at the producers who help create the magic of Broadway shows.  Among those profiled are Cameron Mackintosh, Disney Theatricals' Thomas Schumacher, Daryl Roth, Andre Bishop, Roger Berlind, Margo Lion, Jack Viertel, Fran Weissler and Michael David. Also included are legends from the past like David Merrick, Flo Ziegfeld and David Belasco. If you're interested in ordering a copy or viewing a sample of the book, please visit the Amazon.com page.  (To hear a sample of the audiobook, go to the Audible link listed above.) 

 

"Great Producers: Visionaries of the American Theater"

(Allworth Press) 

First Published August 19, 2008

Reviews! 

Theatermania.com  - Highlights: "This competent and easy to read tome..."  and "Reading the lengthy quotes by Fran Weissler is like having her right in front of you. This first-hand approach makes it very easy to assess the theatrical values and practices of each producer, noting where they diverge and where they come together."


Stage Directions - Highlights:  "This is an enjoyable and informative read." 


Amazon.com reader:  "If you love theater, or are interested in producing, this book is a must-read. Each chapter deals with a different producer's life and career, and Dorbian captures not only the essence of each person, but also why they are so good at what they do. It includes lots of sage advice to anyone considering mounting a show, no matter how big or small the production."


Midwest Book Review: "A good performing troupe is only as good as its weakest link, and a weak producer will sour it more than anything. "Great Producers: Visionaries of the American Theater" is a guide to effectively producing live theater. With advice from many of the best producers in American theater today, it acts as both a set of tips for aspiring producers and a look backstage for fans. "Great Producers" is a highly recommended book with a dual appeal."