Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 9/15/2019: No More September Slump

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending September 15, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Podcast Episode 194 – Broadway Super Attorney to the Stars and More Mark Sendroff

I’ve been negotiating with Mark Sendroff for over two decades.  And I’ve always known he was a good rep for his clients. But it wasn’t until a few years into our relationship that I …

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Podcast Episode 194 – Broadway Super Attorney to the Stars Mark Sendroff

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1704148-194-mark-sendroff.mp3 I’ve been negotiating with Mark Sendroff for over two decades.  And I’ve always known he was a good rep for his clients. …

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

What I loved about the Harry Potter Times Square Takeover.

In case you missed it, on September 5th, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child did cast a spell over all the digital billboards in Times Square. As you can see in this clip,  it was the large…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 9/8/2019: “Fall”-ing Flat

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending September 1, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Podcast Episode 193 – Broadway Funny Girl Julie Halston

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1661347-193-julie-halston.mp3 And we’re baaaaaack! Welcome to the start of the new ProducersPerspectivePodcast season, everybody!  Did you miss us?  Did…

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Podcast Episode 193 – Broadway Funny Girl Julie Halston

And we’re baaaaaack! Welcome to the start of the new ProducersPerspectivePodcast season, everybody!  Did you miss us?  Did you even know we were gone? Well, even if you didn’t, we’re…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

We ask again: Why Do Some Broadway Ticket Buyers Show Up At The Theater So Early?

Broadway Producers and Marketers are constantly wondering what makes our audiences member tick . . .and buy tick-ets. What we often forget is that something like 40,000 of our customers walk…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 9/3/2019: Moulin Rouge! is taking over the box office!

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending September 1, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

What this Tracy Chapman song has to do with your show.

I wrote a letter to singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman in the mid-90s.  It was early in my career and I was looking for popular artists who might have an idea for a musical.  And her 1988 hi…

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 8/25/2019: The Ups and Downs of Summer

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending August 25, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

It was all a Rave.

And just like that . . . we’ve wrapped up our first year of Rave. Our brand new theater festival had its last performance of its inaugural year last night. And I couldn’t be happier with…

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Here’s something to take to the beach . . . and a lesson too.

I got an email from a reader recently saying, “Ken!  Where’s your podcast?!?!?  What happened?” In case you’ve been wondering the same, fear not, dear podcast-listeners, we’re ju…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

3 Dramatic Ideas for the Movie Industry from a Broadway Producer.

Here’s something I never thought I’d say . . . thank God I don’t produce movies. Why sure, sure, the theater ain’t no producin’ picnic, but . . . well, let me just ask you this . .…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 8/17/2019: Heat Gotcha Down

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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Monday, August 19, 2019

Why I’m producing Harmony by Bruce Sussman and Barry Manilow.

If this is the first you’re hearing about this musical coming to New York, then you gotta follow me here . . . because that’s where I announce a lot of the fun stuff. But let me recap . …

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Why National Roller Coaster Day is Important to Broadway Producers, Writers, and all Theater Makers.

Today is National Roller Coaster Day.  (See, Community Theaters?  I told you that pretty much anything can have a day – especially a great institution like yours.) I wasn’t always a Ro…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

How a TV Ad Got Me to Buy This, but I Still Won’t Buy TV Ads

I bought a car last week. (Makes no sense having a car in the city, I know, I know, but you have a kid and a dream about driving her to a water park and see how quickly you’re visiting Tru…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A List I Dreamed About Being On, but Never Thought It Would Happen

One of my missions as a Broadway producer is to make the world understand that Broadway is a business like any other.  It’s not a hobby.  It’s not a game.  It’s not some crazy plac…

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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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Monday, August 12, 2019

Three Reasons Why College Basketball Is Better Than Pro and What That Has to Do with Theater

Warning:  Sports metaphor ahead.  Proceed at your own risk. If you’ve ever watched basketball, you know that at times, college ball can be a heck of a lot more fun to watch than the pros…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Six Says “Suck It” to Traditional Development Path, Which Is Sick! (In a Good Way)

People ask me all the time why Broadway doesn’t change.  The answer is the same as to why most things don’t change. Fear. See, our business model is super fragile.  It’s like carryin…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 8/4/2019: Hirschfeld Hit

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending August 4, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Why You Should See Every Show in Rave Theater Festival

And just like that, folks, Rave Theater Festival begins performances this Friday and several of the performances are already sold out! I can hardly believe it’s been five months since we …

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Three Ways Community Theatres Can Build a Bridge to Broadway

High school musicals get a lot of attention. Maybe because Disney did a movie about them.  (Actually, Disney did a lot of movies about them.) The irony is, while I don’t have the data to…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

He was not a Prince. He was THE King. Harold Prince (1928 – 2019)

In a corner of my office, in a spot where no one else can see, hangs a letter addressed to me dated May 17, 2000 “from the desk of Harold Prince.” It reminds me of two things . . . the d…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 7/28/2019: Let’s Go to the Movies

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending July 28, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

TREND ALERT: Is the new model for musical revivals on Broadway NOT to be on Broadway?

This past season there were only two musical revivals on Broadway.  And one of the duo was produced by a non-profit. And next season, I only see one comin’ . . . Why the sudden lack?  Ar…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 7/21/2019: The Power’s BACK!

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending July 21, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, July 22, 2019

The Economic Impact of Touring Broadway 2016-17

“Broadway is the longest street in America.” If you’ve never heard that quote before, attributed to our living legend Paul Libin, who recently retired as an EVP and resident “guru…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

5 Shows That Stand Out at NYMF 2019

It was 15 years ago. Can you believe it? 15 years ago, almost to the day, we started rehearsals for the New York Musical Festival production of Altar Boyz . . . starring Cheyenne Jackson, A…

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