Monday, April 21, 2014

A survey tells me Spiderman and Sellers in Times Square may be targeted. by Ken Davenport

There is a simple rule in the research industry: Never ask for feedback, unless you’re prepared to do something with the results. As you all know, I’m a huge fan of surveys and f…

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Sunday Giveaway: Two Tickets to Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Man! by Ken Davenport

Boy, when I was a kid, I had to hide my radio under my covers to listen to Dr. Ruth to get my “sex tips.”  And now, you can learn everything you wanted to know but were afraid t…

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Who won the tickets to Greed? by Ken Davenport

The Saturday announcements of the winner of the Sunday Giveaways are usually a joyous celebratory experience. This one is a little sad.  For two reasons. First, to enter this week’s g…

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Friday, April 18, 2014

In honor of my 4,000th, here’s my top 100. by Ken Davenport

So get this noise . . . Today is my 4,000th post. I really can’t believe it, but it’s true.  Since I started bloggin’ back in 2008 (!), I’ve written four-freakinR…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

How many Double Crown winners have their been in all of Theater History? by Ken Davenport

The Olivier Awards were Sunday night.  And as I tweeted, The Book of Mormon shockingly took home the big prize of Best New Musical.  (In case you can’t read ‘tone’ throu…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Announcing the first ever Ghostlight Awards – for the people behind the curtain. by Ken Davenport

It takes hundreds of people to put on one Broadway show.  But only a max of a few dozen are ever seen on a stage. The rest of ‘em are backstage, offstage, in orchestra pits and in dre…

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Why The Flick winning The Pulitzer is an example of artistic producing at its best. by Ken Davenport

I would never have produced The Flick. I will never produce The Flick. I can’t. You see, I’m a Broadway producer.  Not a theater producer.  I produce for a 10 block radius in t…

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Why I cancelled my credit card and what it means about customer service. by Ken Davenport

Part of my personal curse (and also one of my best business assets) is that I’m always looking for the best deal.  I want the best deal on airfare, on office supplies, on everything! …

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Sunday Giveaway: Four Tickets to Greed Off Broadway! by Ken Davenport

This week’s Sunday Giveaway is Super-Super-Supersized!  (Read that back again out loud in your favorite Monster Truck Announcer Voice and you’ll get what I was going for.) We…

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Who won the tickets to Forbidden Broadway? by Ken Davenport

This week’s giveaway proves that Producers aren’t the only ones reading this blog . . . we’ve got a heck of a lot of writers out there as well . . . and good ones, based on…

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Fun on a Friday: The stars that should replace in Les Miz by Ken Davenport

I found ‘em. I found the stars that will replace in Les Miz.  (Cameron, you can thank me later.) I just did a Fun on a Friday blog last week, so I normally wouldn’t put one up a…

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Marketing Resident – Playwrights Horizons by Dte

WHO: Playwrights Horizons POSITION: Marketing Resident DESCRIPTION: THE PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS MARKETING RESIDENT will be an integral member of a five-person Marketing team with responsibilit…

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Day a Limo Changed My Life by Ken Davenport

 As I prepped for my Producing 101 Tele-Seminar this past weekend (which started last night and was a blast – and not too late for you to sign up), I did a lot of thinking about the m…

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Why do people give Standing Ovations? We did a SURVEY to find out. by Ken Davenport

If you’ve seen a show lately, then I’d bet money that you’ve seen a Standing Ovation as well. They seem to be everywhere these days, don’t they?  I remember seeing t…

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Research Manager – The Broadway League by Dte

WHO: The Broadway League POSITION: Research Manager DESCRIPTION: The Broadway League is hiring a Research Manager. Candidates must work well with others and think independently. Must be com…

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Last chance. 1st Producing 101 Tele-Seminar starts tomorrow. by Ken Davenport

‘Twas only 6 weeks ago when I announced my first ever Producing 101 Tele-Seminar, and I couldn’t be more excited about the response. Not only have you once again proven to me how…

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Broadway Grosses* w/e 04/06/2014 by Dte

The following are the Broadway Grosses for the week ending April 6, 2014: Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $415,509 5,332 73.48% $77.93 A RAISIN I…

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Chatter from Shubert Alley: Will there be Five instead of Four??? by Ken Davenport

For years I’ve been writing about my hope that the Tony Awards would relax their strict rules about the number of nominees for Best Musical and Best Play.  It was back in 2010 that I…

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Producing Artistic Director – Adirondack Theater Festival by Dte

WHO: Adirondack Theater Festival POSITION: Producing Artistic Director DESCRIPTION: ADIRONDACK THEATRE FESTIVAL, a 20 year-old not-for-profit, professional (AEA SPT 5), summer theatre compa…

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The Sunday Giveaway: Two Tickets to Forbidden Broadway! by Ken Davenport

For the past year, something just hasn’t felt right on Broadway. Some say it was the weather.  Some say it was the massive amounts of construction in Times Square. I say it was that f…

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Production Stage Manager – MCC Theater by Dte

WHO: MCC Theater POSITION: Production Stage Manager DESCRIPTION: MCC Theater is looking for a Production Stage Manager for their upcoming production of The Village Bike by Penelope Skinner,…

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Who won the tickets to Violet on Broadway? by Ken Davenport

Over 150 of you chimed in with titles of Off Broadway shows that should come back to Broadway, and I gotta say, you came up with some great ideas (I hope the Off Center series reads this). …

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Part Time Bookkeeper – Davenport Theatrical Enterprises by Dte

WHO: Davenport Theatrical Enterprises POSITION: Part Time Bookkeeper DESCRIPTION: Davenport Theatrical Enterprises is seeking an organized and hardworking addition to our staff! Duties that…

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Fun on a Friday: Lions on a Plane by Ken Davenport

Those nasty b-movie Snakes on a Plane would have had no chance if these Lions were on that same vessel. Check out this sweet vid of the cast of the Australian production of The Lion King s…

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Are you Broadway’s Next Big Star? by Ken Davenport

For the past couple of years, we’ve sponsored 10 Minute Play Contests to encourage all you playwrights out there to keep writing (this year’s announcement is coming soon), and t…

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5 Ways to get Straight Guys to go to a Broadway show. by Ken Davenport

I can always tell when something in the theatrical news has hit a nerve because I get a whole slew of emails from readers saying, “Have you seen this?”  And when I get a bunch l…

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Most Popular Posts of the Month: March by Ken Davenport

Time for that monthly summary of what got your attention last month here at The Producer’s Perspective: The most read AND the most commented on post of the month: The next gen of performer…

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Since planning a Wedding and Producing have so much in common . . . by Ken Davenport

As many of you know, after four decades and a close call or two, I’m getting married this summer! As soon as milady said “yes,” the planning began.  And I realized that pl…

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Theatrical Contract Administrator – United Scenic Artists by Dte

WHO: United Scenic Artists, Local USA829 POSITION: Theatrical Contract Administrator DESCRIPTION: United Scenic Artists Local USA829, the national labor union representing scenic, costume, …

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 03/30/2014 by Dte

The following are the Broadway Grosses for the week ending March 30, 2014: Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $472,344 5,879 81.02% $80.34 …

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What would you pay for unlimited Broadway shows a month? by Ken Davenport

I’ve got an incredibly informed group of investors who are always sending me news about ahead-of-the-curve stuff, from technology to marketing, to nifty new products.   And one of th…

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