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Friday, June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Reilly Hickey

June 18, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week   Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Katori Hall’s “Hot Wing King” Wins Pulitzer Pri…

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

My 2021 Blog-mencement Address to All the Graduating Theatermakers Out There. by Reilly Hickey

June is bustin’ out all over with graduations. High school, colleges (and even pre-schools!) are sending their students off to their next “stage.” And from what I’m hearing from the …

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Broadway League and Actor’s Equity Set Touring COVID Precautions by Reilly Hickey

Thrilled that the Broadway League and Actor’s Equity have come to an agreement to safely restart Broadway touring.  And yes, it includes . . . mandatory vaccinations.   And with the ann…

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Looking for your mentor? by Reilly Hickey

When I started my podcast over five years and two hundred (!) interviews ago, I told all the A-listers I interviewed that I was doing it for my listeners. But as you’ve all probably heard,…

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

A politician teaches you how NOT to fundraise for your project by Reilly Hickey

One of a Broadway Producer’s primary responsibilities is to raise money.  It’s what makes us different from Movie Producers, Record Producers, and TV Producers.  I used to complain abo…

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Podcast Episode #236: 10 Audition Tips for Actors by Reilly Hickey

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE:  12 Minutes LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Am…

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Friday, June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Reilly Hickey

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .  1 – Jordan Fisher Will Return to Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway When It Reopens The Broadway production will resume its run a…

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s 50 Broadway Mentors . . . in Paperback! by Reilly Hickey

You asked for it, so you got it. Cast of Mentors: Short Sage Advice from 50 Broadway Superpowers was a quick best-seller when we launched it last holiday season.  And while my name is on th…

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Podcast #234:The Answer I Hope To Hear From Ticket-buyers by Reilly Hickey

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Mini-blog: Broadway’s back by Reilly Hickey

It’s official! Today, Governor Cuomo gave us the green light to reopen Broadway at 100% beginning September 14th!!!  Tickets for your favorite show may go on sale ANY moment! Those first …

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Two Things YOU Can Do To Get Theater Back FASTER (and one thing Broadway can do). by Reilly Hickey

Over the past 48 hours, there has been a rising tide of positive sentiment about the return of the theater. From the announcement on the Six twitter page to Chris Jones’ enthusiastic artic…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

On the anniversary: Dr. Kenny Dipchand Hasija 10/13/29 – 4/12/20 by Reilly Hickey

Dear “Kenny” . . . as you asked me to call you since I could speak. Not dad, no. Because you wanted me to know you were as much a friend as a father. That’s one of the reasons that tod…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Podcast Episode #226: Why doesn’t social distancing work for the theater . . . again? by Reilly Hickey

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS PODCAST EPISODE:  9 MINUTES CLICK HERE TO LISTEN FOLLOW The Producer’s Perspective on Apple Podcast (it’s FREE to do so!) Rate/Review on Apple Podcast F…

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

These 10 Books Changed My Life by Reilly Hickey

My Dad always had a book in his hand. I didn’t get it when I was a kid. But like so many other things, now that I’m older, I understand. The key to everything is education. During the pa…

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Who I turned to when I wanted to learn this. (And how you can too.) by Reilly Hickey

Last summer, in the midst of my Pandemic Productivity Phase (the other “PPP”), I vowed to finish an idea I had years ago. And it wasn’t a show.  It was a screenplay. I optioned the ri…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Why we are going to need more NEW musicals when the Pandemic is over. by Reilly Hickey

If theater was the stock market, I’d sell revivals short. I know I run the risk of getting a Reddit-like backlash for this blog, but, revivals are becoming more and more a thing of the pas…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Hit The “Pandemic Wall”? You’re not alone. by Reilly Hickey

A great writer reads your mind. They articulate something you’ve been thinking.  But haven’t put it into works.  Or even admitted to yourself. (One of the reasons for Dear Evan Hansen…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

What does the Bitcoin frenzy mean for Broadway? by Reilly Hickey

Here’s something only a handful of people know: a few investors of mine have used Bitcoin to invest in one of my shows. It was something we were going to release when it happened because I…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Believe it or not, It’s the 2020 Tony Award Nominations! by Reilly Hickey

This year it’s not just about whether or not you agree with the nominees . . . it’s whether you agree with the whole idea of having Tony Awards or not! But we’re not going to talk abou…

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

[WINNERS!] And the Dr. Kenny Scholarship Fund Recipients Are… by Reilly Hickey

Because of the pandemic, I haven’t had the chance to give my dad a proper farewell.  There was no funeral, no memorial, and no celebration of his life. Someday in 2021, God willing, I wil…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tonight on the Livestream: Tony Award-winning Director, John Rando! by Reilly Hickey

Big thanks to Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell (Hamilton, Ain’t Too Proud, “Harriet”) for joining me on the livestream last week. His convo had me watching that Hamil…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tonight on the Livestream: Tony Award-winning Costume Designer Paul Tazewell by Reilly Hickey

If you missed the livestream last week, then you missed me sitting down with the #Fearless Mandy Gonzalez. Make sure you go back and catch the replay of that episode to receive a heavy dose …

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

[Guest Blog] What We Can Learn From Korean Theatre on Theater Safety by Reilly Hickey

There is an upside to opening up last. As I wrote here, Broadway is actually in the enviable position of getting to watch what theater companies, sports franchises, and other mass gathering …

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Tonight on the Livestream: Tony-Nominated Composer Joe Iconis! by Reilly Hickey

Wow what a boost of inspiration from Jenn Colella last night. Thanks again, to Jenn, for sharing her positivity with all of us on the livestream.  If any of you need some light during the…

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Winner of RAVE’s Social Distancing Festival is . . . by Reilly Hickey

If feels like 14 years ago when we made the announcement that our Rave Theater Festival would be hosting our first virtual Social Distancing Festival. And in those 14 years (aka 34 days), a…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

10 Broadway Streams To Watch That Are NOT Mine! by Reilly Hickey

One of the few upsides of this shutdown is that the theater has embraced live-streamed content like my kid with her teddy bear. It’s by necessity, of course.  Take away our theaters and w…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 4: Alex Brightman by Reilly Hickey

A big thank you to the joyous Sierra Boggess who was such a bright light for all of us during last night’s  Producers’s Perspective LIVE.  If you missed it, you must go back and watch …

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Monday, January 27, 2020

In case you weren’t there, here’s what I said – in a picture. by Reilly Hickey

The only thing I enjoy more than speaking to Theater Organizations (and I’ve had the honor of speaking to a bunch over the last few years, from The Irish Theatre Forum to The International…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/3/2019: Time wasn’t the only thing that fell back this week by Reilly Hickey

Last week, overall grosses dipped 8% to just over $31M. Halloween tends to be a tough day for Broadway shows, and this year’s holiday seemingly lasted all week. Despite the overall drop on…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 8/11/2019: Summer Days, Drifting Away by Reilly Hickey

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending August 11, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

BY THE NUMBERS: Is it the show itself or awards shows in general? by Reilly Hickey

The Tony Awards telecast took some shots from the press this year, many of which I still can’t understand. I enjoyed the show, as I wrote about here, and most theatergoers I spoke to did a…

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