“An adorable, thoughtful salute to an industry I so so love.” – Nik Walker (Hamilton)
“A magical trip to the amazing world of Broadway for the kid in all of us.” – Telly Leung (Aladdin)
Broadway Baby longs to sing, dance, shine, and zing on the New York stage!
This cheeky little one catches a dreamland star to spellbinding bright lights, stage doors, and costume/prop rooms, taking the reader along on a fanciful journey from crib to playground to a dazzling New York City.
With nods to elements that make live theater vibrant and special, this picture book is sure to touch the hearts of those who know the joys of being part of the theater community while sparking the thrills that come with being in the audience.
Lushly illustrated and written in rhyme as a nod to musicals by a Broadway/West End producer and a theater enthusiast, the book charmingly celebrates the creativity that the stage inspires, while reminding Broadway lovers of all ages that with a brilliant imagination even the loftiest of dreams can come true.
About the Author
Russell Miller is a theater producer, predominantly in the running of large and prolific commercial theaters, sports and entertainment venues.
Previously as a Senior International Business Director, Russell operated 12 regional UK theatres and 10 West End theatres in London. He has overseen productions including the West End revival of ‘Guys & Dolls’ with Ewan McGregor, Patrick Swayze and Don Johnson. He also oversaw the opening of ‘On the Town’ and Cirque du Soleil’s Broadway debut hit musical, ‘Paramour’, both performed at the Lyric Theatre, Broadway’s second largest theater.
Judith A. Proffer founded Huqua Press. Previously, Judith spent 25 years with press media (LA Weekly, OC Weekly, Village Voice Media, and Sun Community Newspaper.) She is the editor of I Hope You Dance, The Power of Spirit and Song, and co-authored When We Stayed Home. Proffer has been named one of the leading “Women Who Make A Difference” in the Southern California Community and has taught writing workshops to children, adults and incarcerated at-risk youths. She teamed with Hollywood Caterer, Gwen Kenneally, to establish Magpie Mini Pies, with proceeds benefiting local non-profits.
Praise for Broadway Baby
“A pint-sized love letter to Broadway.” —Gloria Estefan (On Your Feet!)
“We’re all Broadway babies at heart.” —Tom Viola, Broadway Cares
"An adorable, thoughtful salute to an industry I so so love.” —Nik Walker (Hamilton)
"A magical trip to the amazing world of Broadway for the kid in all of us.” —Telly Leung (Aladdin)
“A fun, delightful book.” —Astrid Van Wieren (Come From Away)
“This book is pure joy, inspiring little ones to dream big!” —Caitlin Kinnunen (Tony Award nominee - The Prom)
“We can’t wait to see our little boy’s eyes light up when he discovers his passion too.” —Kevin Massey (Wicked)
“Captures the excitement of the stage and the spirit of the theatre community…” —Ticketmaster
"Broadway Baby is an exquisite hardcover children's book for both the young and the young at heart. Beautiful illustrations and playful storytelling and a must have for every theatre fan in your life." —Playbill.com
"I believe this is the perfect story for children from 6 up... If you know a drama teacher Broadway Baby would be the perfect [g]ift for them as well as schools and librarians should keep this book on their shelves at all times." —The Mommies Reviews