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4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Aspiring Broadway producer Scarlett Savoy has almost everything she needs to make her first musical a huge success- millions in financial backing, a talented (not to mention handsome) young director, and a big-name Hollywood starlet as her female lead. But with none of the theater owners in town willing to back a novice, she’s missing one final piece of the puzzle: a ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Dress Circle Publishing (first published March 9th 2013)
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Mina De Caro (Mina's Bookshelf)
Extended review on Mina's Bookshelf http://minadecaro.blogspot.com/2013/0...

For those who like me are firmly convinced that the marriage between iconic actor Tom Cruise and tv teen drama starlet Katie Holmes was just a big hoax, it won't be hard to accept the idea that, in a business that plays on 'dress up, pretend and make-believe', staged affairs and marriage contracts happen more often than we, paying audience, would imagine. [...]
Well, when an award-winning Broadway producer such as Ruby P
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Kimberly
Mar 11, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it

Orginally published on The Bookish Thespian The Bookish Thespian
A quote from a review of the first book in this series, Showbiz, describes it perfectly. “Will have you dreaming of Broadway even if you’re miles away.” (TheatreMania) As I was reading this I found myself remembering my own adventures in NYC… and I was homesick. So much that I actually created an entire board on Pinterest dedicated to it. The author describes the city in such detail, and with such affection, that I was completely i
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Julie
Nov 28, 2016 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little cliche but cute

A very cute story. As a Broadway fan, I loved getting to read about the inner workings of Broadway, and this book gives the nitty gritty. There are characters you want to root for, even if they are a little bit clichéd.
Kathleen
Mar 13, 2013 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
Welcome back to the bright lights and lively musicals that is Broadway! When we last saw aspiring Broadway producer Scarlett Savoy in Showbiz, the first book of the Broadway Trilogy, she was spreading her wings and learning the ropes. Now in the second installment of the trilogy, Staged, Scarlett has wrangled funding for her pet project, a new musical called Swan Song. With the funding secured, a talented young director hired, and a Hollywood star for the female lead, all Scarlett needs to do to ...more
Emily
Mar 19, 2013 Emily rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, reviewed
Scarlett from SHOWBIZ is back. With her own production company she is ready to present her first work on broadway, Swan Song. The problem is that she can't get a theater, but she can't let that hold her back. So, she works on finding a director, gets a young hollywood star as a lead lined up. As she keeps working on a place to present the work Scarlett has to consider what lines she is willing to cross and how many friends she is willing to alienate in order to pursue her dream.

I still love Pres
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Samantha Janning
Mar 17, 2013 Samantha Janning rated it really liked it
Ruby Preston is on tour now with CLP Blog Tours and Staged. I was super excited to get this book, as I highly enjoyed the first in this Broadway series, Showbiz. Scarlett Savoy is back and ready to conquer the Broadway biz – for real this time. She is now a producer for her own company, has financial backing thanks to a good friend, has a hit show on her hands, and even more pieces fall into place when she snags a sought-after director and a Hollywood starlet to play the lead. The only thing she ...more
Court
Aug 01, 2015 Court rated it liked it
This book came up in my Twitter feed not long ago and I was drawn to it because I held a similar job as the main character, Scarlett. I started it while on the train heading into NYC and it was a fun, diverting story, perfect for the commute. The plot is wacky and, sadly, full of more drama than I ever encountered on the job.

The writing was not stellar though. It had some needless descriptions and sentences and awkward exposition. Hopefully, it will improve with her next book, which I will defi
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Beth Mowry
Sep 30, 2013 Beth Mowry rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Ruby Preston the moment I picked up her first book, Showbiz. Having such a love of Broadway, without the skill, I wanted to delve deeper in the world I've always dreamed of. She didn't disappoint with Staged. I was left on the cliff on my seat battling between which love I wanted her to choose and which theatre exec to slap with nearest playbill. I can't wait until the third and final book. Thanks again for all the love Ruby!
Kristin (Kritters Ramblings)
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

A sequel to Showbiz that I read and reviewed here at Kritters Ramblings that centers around a young woman who has been working in the Broadway world and wants to become a famous Broadway producer. Scarlett is back and this book starts just as the first book ended. I appreciated the few moments of reminders in the beginning of this book to remind me what occurred in the first book.
Emily
Jun 17, 2014 Emily rated it liked it
Like the first, lots of fun to read but not the best writing. I'm looking forward to the third book!
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More of the same! Still very enjoyable, still not perfect. The Broadway equivalent of a beach-read.
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