A Dog’s Life In the Theater

Books: ‘Broadway Tails’
Photo reproduced from the cover of “Broadway Tales” Bill Berloni and one of his dogs

Bill Berloni got his start training dogs for the role of Sandy in the 1976 Broadway hit “Annie”and has been bringing wagging tails to audiences ever since. These days he has Roxie helping Audra McDonald in “Lady Day,”and Trixie in “Bullets Over Broadway.” Berloni and his wife, Dorothy, find, train and provide a home for their canine stars at their farm near the Connecticut shore as well as negotiate work for other animal actors. With assistance from Jim Hanrahan, and a foreward by Bernadette Peters, Berloni has written about training dogs for work in the theater in “Broadway Tails.”

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