Stage 32 Glossary

It List

It list refers to the tendency in show business to prioritize individuals (stars, writers, would-be celebrities, or up-and-comers) to highlight those who have suddenly burst onto the scene and are either notable and "bankable." Those who had some transient success, but then were demoted from the list are called "has-beens," "shooting stars," or "flashes in the pan" (after "fifteen minutes of fame," an Andy Warhol expression). Also known as "A-list."