Book Blitz: The Understudy

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Denise Alicea

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 Romance, Historical Romance

 Publisher: Hansen Publishing Group


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Young actress Nina Landau is living in New York City, trying to make it on
Broadway in the early ‘70s. Travel back in time with The
Understudy—a book actor Stacy Keach calls a “…must read
for all lovers of theater…” Follow Nina as she braves auditions and
eventually succeeds on the Broadway stage. Discover the backstage drama, how
Broadway actors brave the occasional mistakes and celebrate opening night at
Sardi’s! Although Nina’s adventure is from another era, her love story
is timeless.

About the Author

Ellen Tovatt Leary is an actor and writer born in New York City. She
performed in theaters across the country, including Broadway, off-Broadway,
and many regional theaters. She worked with Hal Prince, Maureen Stapleton,
James Hammerstein, and many others. After a life-long career in the theater,
Ellen started writing. For fourteen years, she was on the writing staff of
the Carnegie Hill News in New York. She has published short stories, poems,
and two widely acclaimed books: her memoir “Mother, Once
Removed” (2015) and her novel “The Understudy”


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