"Starry-Eyed: 16 Stories that Steal the Spotlight" is a performing arts anthology edited by author Ted Michael and talent agent Josh Pultz. With an introduction by Clay Aiken, the book features anecdotes from Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Greta Gerwig, Ian Harding, Lea Salonga, Alice Ripley, Andrea McArdle, Montego Glover and more. New York Times bestselling authors Kiersten White, Alex Flinn, Jacqueline West, Aimee Friedman, Claudia Gray and Cynthia Hand also lent their talents to the new tome.
This collection of fictional short stories, according to press notes, "highlight the struggles, hopes, failures, and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses, and performers. Woven throughout the anthology are personal anecdotes from celebrated stars of stage, screen, and television."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.