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Friday, October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – How to be an Antiracist TheaterMaker As we move into this theatrical renaissance, it’s up to each and every one of u…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, October 21, 2021

“Places, Please” Challenge Podcast Part 2 by Ken Davenport

Thank you, Places! That’s right, I’m back with the next set of theatermakers for the second episode of my “Places, Please” podcast series. In this episode you’ll hear from T. Olive…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 12:00PM

Why We Have a Broadway Labor Shortage Right now.. by Ken Davenport

Broadway is a risky business. For everyone.   Not just authors and actors who are waiting for their big break or Producers and Investors hoping to find a hit, but for our vendors too. It c…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

“Places, Please” Challenge Podcast Part 1 by Ken Davenport

One of the most fun and most productive events we had this year was our “Take Charge of Your ’21” Challenge in January. Over 500 TheaterMakers joined us to hear tips and strategies on …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Saturday, October 16, 2021

These folks are so boss. by Ken Davenport

I want to give a shout out to all of the boss’s I’ve had throughout my life who taught me so much. From my Boss at Domino’s Pizza in the 80s, to my Boss at Cutco in the 90s (Yep, I sol…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 03:00PM
Friday, October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Variety’s Broadway Comeback What an honor to be part of such an exciting event to celebrate our industry’s return!…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

I turned 14 years old. TODAY. by Ken Davenport

  14 years ago, I sat in my much smaller office and said, “I’m going to start a blog.” So I did.   And oh, what a ride this blog has been. It’s where I announced the crowdfunding …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:10AM
Friday, October 8, 2021

October 8, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Broadway Extends Vax Requirement Even though it may not come as a surprise, our new normal is here to stay. . . at lea…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Two (more) things about the Tony Awards. by Ken Davenport

I’m still thinking about the Tony Awards. I can’t help it. It was such a unique year.  And so many things were tried that never would have been tried in an “ordinary” year.   The …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, October 4, 2021

The Dr. Kenny Encouragement Fund Scholarship Deadline EXTENDED by Ken Davenport

Listening to feedback on everything you do is the key to doing everything you do better. And one piece of feedback we got about my Dad’s scholarship is that TheaterMakers are busier than E…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, October 1, 2021

October 1, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .  1 – CBS and Paramount+ Split Tonys After 18 months without Broadway, this was bound to be a post-Tonys week to remember. An…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Duh. Of course The Tony Awards ratings were down! by Ken Davenport

Instead of predicting who was going to win The Tony Awards on Sunday, I should have predicted the adjectives editors were going to use to describe the low ratings the show was destined to re…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, September 27, 2021

Congratulations to The Tony Award-winning TheaterMakers by Ken Davenport

Well, it finally happened. Last night, the Davenport clan watched the 74th Annual Tony Awards. It wasn’t a typical Tonys (and maybe that’s a good thing). But it was a TONYS!!!!!!     …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 04:00PM
Saturday, September 25, 2021

How to Watch This Year’s Tony Awards by Ken Davenport

It’s Tony Awards weekend! If you’re like me, and I’m guessing you are, then you’ve been waiting for the 74th annual Tony Awards (which are technically last year’s) for a very long …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, September 24, 2021

September 24, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Hamilton at the Emmys The era of multi-medium theater is alive and well! With specials like Hamilton on Disney+, Diana…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Join the Free TheaterMakers Facebook Group Today. by Ken Davenport

I get asked a lot of questions. But there’s one question I get asked All. Of. The. Time. “What does a Producer actually do?” And although I do a lot of different things, I’ve narrowe…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Broadway’s Biggest Reopening Yet A major welcome home is due for the companies of Wicked, Hamilton, The Lion King, C…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Why We Keep Watching SVU (And What We Can Learn From It) by Ken Davenport

If you’re like me, then you have access to over 1,000 channels of television, streaming and more. And yet, somehow, you always wind up back on Law & Order: SVU  (Insert “dum, dum”…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, September 13, 2021

“Places, Please.” by Ken Davenport

At the TheaterMakersSummit last year, with over 1,000 people present, we made a prediction. We made a prediction by choosing the theme of THIS YEAR’s summit a year in advance. With no vacc…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:44AM

Podcast Episode #250: An Important Announcement by Ken Davenport

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 4 Minutes LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Amazo…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Farewell To The Leader and Legend, Liz McCann (1931-2021) by Ken Davenport

What we forget about the theater, and especially Broadway, is that it’s not that old of an industry. And the people who built it are still among us. Sadly, we lost one of the pioneering le…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 12:00PM

September 10, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . . 1 – Broadway Returns An incredible insight to how the theater came back and the energy that is to come as we move forward. Wh…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 10:00AM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Take The “Places, Please” Challenge to Jump Start Your TheaterMaking. by Ken Davenport

One of the most fun and most productive events we had this year was our “Take Charge of Your ’21” Challenge in January. Over 500 TheaterMakers joined us to hear tips and strategies on …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, September 6, 2021

Podcast Episode #249: Answering 10 FAQs on Broadway Investing by Ken Davenport

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 21 Minutes   LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts A…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Broadway Theater Safety “Our building is the safest building you can walk into.” Read more below about how Pass Ov…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, September 2, 2021

[ANNOUNCEMENT] Applications now open for our 2nd Annual Dr. Kenny Encouragement Fund Scholarship for TheaterMakers! by Ken Davenport

I can’t believe it. It has already been a year and a half since my Dad passed. It has been hard to say the least, but, I also have to tell you . . . since he left us on Easter Sunday in 20…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:15AM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Have You Seen The New Broadway Marketing Campaign. by Ken Davenport

If you are unsure of what Broadway is? THIS. IS. BROADWAY. That tagline, and the film below, is the foundation for the new marketing campaign for the return of Broadway. It was put together …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Jeremy O. Harris Commission Life imitates art imitates life imitates . . . you get the idea. And in this case, real li…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, August 26, 2021

RESEARCH ALERT: How many locations are in the average musical anyway? by Ken Davenport

I’ve read a lot of scripts. It’s one of the best parts of the job. The excitement of swiping past the first page . . . hoping I’m about to find the next Hamilton. It’s the producer…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 01:35PM
Monday, August 23, 2021

Podcast Episode #247: My Revised Look At What Broadway’s Recovery Will Look Like by Ken Davenport

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 10 Minutes   LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts A…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, August 20, 2021

August 20, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Pass Over Rush Policy Broadway is back and so is one of its most exciting practices . . . rush tickets! Read all about…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM

All that Chat

REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre