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 Broadway theater. Just when Scarlett thinks her show might never see the footlights of day, an unexpected meeting with the young, eligible son in the Stewart theatrical empire changes Scarlett’s Broadway prospects forever.
STAGED, the second novel by Broadway producer Ruby Preston, continues the saga of Scarlett Savoy and the colorful cast of theater characters introduced in SHOWBIZ.
After four years in Manhattan slaving away as the under-appreciated apprentice to the brilliant but ruthless “King of Broadway,” Scarlett Savoy is finally on her way to becoming a Broadway producer.
However, when the death of the top New York theater critic rocks the Great White Way, Scarlett begins to discover some dark secrets her boss has been hiding and gets a peak behind the red velvet curtain into Broadway’s scandalous backrooms. Then a chance meeting with an influential gossip columnist sparks romance – but can he be trusted? As opening night nears, Scarlett finds herself at the center of the storm as everything she thought she knew about the business of Broadway begins to unravel.
This page-turner is packed with theater gossip, opening night intrigue, backstage romance, and the colorful characters that inhabit American musical theater.
Ruby Preston is a young Broadway producer currently working on several new musicals on the Great White Way. She couldn’t be more thrilled to be living her dreams in the Times Square trenches of Manhattan. Ruby loves hearing from readers and Broadway fans so feel free to drop her note via email ruby (@) rubypreston (dot) com or twitter @Broadwayruby.
Note: Ruby is an active Broadway producer. To preserve her identity and the identities of her co-workers, she is writing under a pen name.