Monday, November 18, 2019

Podcast Episode 202: The Dramaturg for Disney, Hadestown and more, Ken Cerniglia

I’m gonna be honest . . . I never liked the idea of a dramaturg.  “That’s what a Director is for,” I thought. “And a Producer!” Then, I realized that my “dislike” of somethi…

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Podcast Episode 202: The Dramaturg for Disney, Hadestown and more, Ken Cerniglia

http://traffic.megaphone.fm/BPNET4131843857.mp3 I’m gonna be honest . . . I never liked the idea of a dramaturg.  “That’s what a Director is for,” I thought. “And a Producer!” T…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Evita Had A Tryout In NYC And Gave College Kids The Chance of a Lifetime.

Evita, this year’s City Center’s Gala musical opened last night to a fantastic response, including a ton of love for Solea Pfeiffer (who one can only hope doesn’t get sucked up by Holl…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/10/2019: Another Op’nin’, Another Show

Overall grosses buoyed with a 14% increase to just over $35M last week. Many shows recovered to pre-Halloween levels while Beetlejuice continued to own the fall holiday season pulling in an …

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Podcast Episode 201: Broadway Powerhouse General Manager and Tony Winner Charlotte Wilcox

http://traffic.megaphone.fm/BPNET7244948827.mp3   Here’s a fun fact of Charlotte Wilcox’s career that will give you an idea of who she is and the scope of her career: Charlotte has work…

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Podcast Episode 201: Broadway Powerhouse General Manager and Tony Winner Charlotte Wilcox

Here’s a fun fact of Charlotte Wilcox’s career that will give you an idea of who she is and the scope of her career: Charlotte has worked on every single Broadway production of Grease si…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Why 90% of Actors Are Doing it Wrong.

What has always been a surprise to me is the amount of the emails I receive from Actors around the world looking for a tip on how to break into the biz . . . and fast. In fact, do you know w…

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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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Monday, November 4, 2019

Podcast Episode 200: Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer, Mara Isaacs

First of all . . . 200 episodes y’all!!! This episode of The Producer’s Perspective Podcast is our 200th!  Ahhh! Seems like just yesterday I said, “I wonder if anyone in the biz would…

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Podcast Episode 200: Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer, Mara Isaacs

http://traffic.megaphone.fm/BPNET2701514610.mp3 First of all . . . 200 episodes y’all!!! This episode of The Producer’s Perspective Podcast is our 200th!  Ahhh! Seems like just yesterda…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Learn How To Write A Musical In Person from The Man Who Wrote The Book On It.

One of the first pieces of advice I give to writers struggling to improve their scripts is simple . . . Read Jack Viertel’s The Secret Life of the American Musical. It’s a genius book th…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

What Disney Plus Could Mean To Us.

The streaming world will never be the same. On November 12th, Disney will launch its own Disney streaming service, Disney + taking its Disney Channel roots to an on-demand pay-per-month subs…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 10/27/2019: Ticket sales are getting spooky heading into Halloween

Last week’s overall grosses slipped just slightly more than 1% to $34M while attendance dipped 3% to 278k.  After five years on Broadway, Beautiful played its final performance to SRO cro…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Podcast Episode 199: Tony Award-Winner And All Around Inspiration Ali Stroker

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1933547-199-ali-stroker.mp3 There have been just a few times during the 199 episodes of my podcast that I’ve wished it was video, so you could see what I …

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Podcast Episode 199: Tony Award-Winner And All Around Inspiration Ali Stroker

There have been just a few times during the 199 episodes of my podcast that I’ve wished it was video, so you could see what I see. Watching Ali Stroker’s joy-filled smile as she talks ab…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

3 Ways To Get Broadway Producers to Enhance Shows At Your Regional Theater.

I had the great pleasure of speaking at the NAMT conference this week on the subject of enhancement deals and how they work, and more importantly how they can work better.  (By the way, if …

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 10/20/2019: Smooth sailing for ticket sales following Columbus Day

Last week, grosses ticked up just 1.4% from the previous week. While most shows felt a slight decline coming off the holiday weekend, overall, the street was bolstered by newcomer Tina-The T…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Podcast Episode 198: The Creator of Freestyle Love Supreme, Anthony Veneziale

Usually, these intros are all about giving you a tease of information to get you to listen to the podcast: Somewhere in this episode, I beatbox. For reals. Yep, this son-of-an-Indian immigra…

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Podcast Episode 198: The Creator of Freestyle Love Supreme, Anthony Veneziale

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1900928-198-anthony-veneziale.mp3 Usually, these intros are all about giving you a tease of information to get you to listen to the podcast: Somewhere in th…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

BOOK PRESALE ALERT: This one answers the question I’m asked the most.

Last spring we released the only book on the subject Broadway Investing . . . and now we’re releasing a brand new book about the subject I’m asked about more than anything else . . . Ea…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 10/13/2019: Leaves aren’t the only thing piling up . . .

A three-day weekend juiced overall box office figures by 17% last week bringing in $35M. A welcome boost coming off a typically quiet September. Standouts last week included record-breaking …

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

They locked my phone up. Twice! And I loved it.

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know last week I was a lucky attendee at the musical improv Freestyle Love Supreme, the brainchild of upcoming Podcast guest, Anthony “Two-Touch”…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 10/6/2019: Gray skies are gonna clear up

There was barely a change in grosses last week as the fall season chugged along. With no new shows on the boards, overall grosses ticked up by just 1% to $30,098,714. American Utopia had a …

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Podcast Episode 197: No “Ordinary” Composer/Lyricist, Mr. Adam Gwon

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1816210-197-adam-gwon.mp3 One of the super fun parts about being in this biz for a bit is that you get to watch the careers of folks you admire go from some…

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Podcast Episode 197: No “Ordinary” Composer/Lyricist, Mr. Adam Gwon

One of the super fun parts about being in this biz for a bit is that you get to watch the careers of folks you admire go from someone that no one is talking about to someone that everyone is…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

What “Google Glass” has to do with the launch of your show.

Do you remember Google Glass? It’s ok if you don’t.  Glass didn’t last long, even though Google itself thought it was going to be the next iPhone and would revolutionize how people …

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 9/29/2019: Leaves are falling, but sales are not!

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending September 30, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Podcast Episode 196: Actor, Writer, and all-around Awesome Inspiration, Susan Blackwell

  https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1784014-196-susan-blackwell.mp3 Seeing [Title of Show] in its early days is one of the top 10 theater-going experiences of my life.  It was so obvious …

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Podcast Episode 196: Actor, Writer, and all around Awesome Inspiration, Susan Blackwell

  Seeing [Title of Show] in its early days is one of the top 10 theater-going experiences of my life.  It was so obvious that those four funny folks were living their best lives on that …

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Three reasons why NOT to start that show, project, or business.

I’m either the best person to write this blog . . . or the worst. Because, look, I have a lot of ideas . . . and I like to launch. 🙂 And while that has paid off for me more often than n…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 9/22/2019: Falling into Fall

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending September 23, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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