"Untold Stories of Broadway" Volume Two Scheduled to Release in November; Exclusive Playbill Contest Launches

"The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters, Volume 2," written by musical theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper, will be released by Dress Circle Publishing this November. In anticipation of the second in the series, Playbill.com launches a contest for a free copy and access to the launch party.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper
Jennifer Ashley Tepper (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

"Each chapter of the book is a different Broadway theatre," author Tepper explained to Playbill.com in an earlier interview. "Basically, [readers] get taken through the history of the theatre through people's personal stories and through my stories — chronologically."

"Volume 2" is the second in a multi-volume series that will examine 40 legendary Broadway theatres in total. "The Untold Stories of Broadway," which covers over 65 years of theatrical history, also includes an exclusive Broadway theatre map designed by Broadway artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson.

In anticipation of the book's fall release, Playbill.com will quiz our readers via Twitter with clues and quotes that lead to the next eight Broadway theatres featured in the second volume. The first follower to guess all eight theatres (and responding to Playbill with the hashtag #UntoldBway) will win a free signed copy as well as exclusive access to the book's launch party. 

Last year's launch party included appearances and book readings from Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Telly Leung, Jim Walton, Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and more. 

In the first volume, readers explored the Al Hirschfield, August Wilson, Lyceum, Mark Hellinger, Marquis, Neil Simon, Richard Rodgers and Winter Garden Theatres. Read more about the book as well as the future of 54 Below in the in-depth Playbill.com Brief Encounter with author Tepper.

Tepper, also a producer, writer and the director of programming at Manhattan nightspot 54 Below, interviewed over 200 theatre professionals to "elicit their funniest and most compelling backstage experiences on The Great White Way." Read more about the book

"The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters, Volume 1" is available in paperback and eBook forms from Kindle, Amazon, iBooks and Barnes & Noble Nook. To order, visit DressCirclePublishing.com or visit the Playbill Store