Patty & Emily’s Book Club: Staged by Ruby Preston

Not only do we like seeing Broadway shows, we also like reading books about Broadway! And we just finished reading Staged, the second book in Ruby Preston’s Broadway Trilogy. First of all, we have not read the first book, Showbiz. And while Staged works as a stand-alone book, it actually made us want to go back and read Showbiz. Plus, we’re now looking forward to the third book in the series!

Staged is a fun, quick read with the full-on soapy story Smash can’t decide if it wants to have. It’s full of references that theatre fans will feel smart knowing, plus a fun game of figuring out what the real life parallels are for some of the fictional elements Ruby has created — who could The Stewarts and The Rothsteins, two theatre-owning dynasties, actually be?! Not to mention a best friend character who is basically Roxie Red Tights.

So, if you want to read about the crazy, sexy life of a hot, young Broadway producer (and what we assume is Jennifer Ashley Tepper’s life), then pick up Staged. And while you’re at it, get Showbiz. We plan on reading it, and can’t wait for the final installment!

For more information on where to buy Ruby’s books, head to her website:

Patty & Emily Meet the Cast of The Nance

We were invited to the press meet and greet for the cast of Lincoln Center’s new show The Nance! We got to talk to the entire cast: Nathan Lane, Jenni Barber, Andréa Burns, Cady Huffman, Mylinda Hull, Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Jonny Orsini, and Lewis J. Stadlen. Plus playwright Douglas Carter Beane! For more info on Lincoln Center Theatre, visit