Broadway Tails by Bill Berloni
Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars

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The sun always comes out tomorrow for the shelter animals Bill Berloni rescues—sometimes from death’s door—and 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 entertainment’s 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 Berloni’s search for the newest Sandy to star with everyone’s favorite red-headed orphan.


About Bill Berloni

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Bill Berloni received the 2011 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theater, the first ever given to an animal trainer. He has trained animals for live performances, film, and television for more than thirty years. He is also behavior consultant to the Humane Society of New York.   Jim Hanrahan is a writer and Berloni’s brother-in-law.
Published September 4, 2012 by Globe Pequot Press. 256 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Both animal and theater lovers are likely to be amused and moved by Berloni’s memoir of his work over three decades as the pre-eminent animal trainer for Broadway shows. Beginning in the mid-1970s, Be

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