Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories Of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars
Publish Date: 2012-09-04
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The sun always comes out tomorrow for the shelter animals Bill Berloni rescuessometimes from deaths doorand 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 entertainments 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 Berlonis search for the newest Sandy to star with everyones favorite red-headed orphan.