Originally published by Onyx, a New American Library imprint, in July 1988, Stage Fright has been reissued as Paperback From Hell No. 11 by Valancourt Books.
Stage Fright was originally accepted by NAL for its science fiction line, but was moved to the then new Onyx horror imprint. The original cover image reminded me of a rodeo clown with its buckskin boots and bright red and blue outfit. The art department darkened the image up nicely, don't you think?
Here's the write-up the Jersey Journal did for Stage Fright on Halloween 1988. The novel's action takes place in Hudson County, including Weehawken, Hoboken, and Jersey City.
Jersey City's Majestic Theatre opened on Grove Street in 1907. It closed in the 1950s. During the time of my writing Stage Fright, it was being renovated. The renovation never got completed in this world, but on Planet Boatman it not only got lavishly renovated but becomes the setting for the climactic scenes of Stage Fright. In an alternate reality, it burned down in 1998.