Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 6: Stephen Flaherty

Hi all!  Happy . . . er, ah, what day is it?  Does anyone know? I may have lost track with what day it is, but I do know that tonight at 8 PM EDT is Episode #6 of our ProducersPerspectiveL…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 5: Rick Miramontez

As expected, last night’s livestream with the hilarious Alex Brightman was a hoot.  If you missed it, you must go back and watch and hear his . . . Advice for young performers looking t…

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[VIDEO]: 2019 Super Conference – “Welcome to the 2019 Super Conference” with Ken Davenport

When we started releasing our Super Conference videos on Tuesday, we started at the end, with Stephanie J. Block firing us all up to get out there and do things we’re afraid to do . . . be…

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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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[VIDEO]: 2019 Super Conference – “Budgeting for Every Stage of Development” with Adam Hess, Brian Moreland, Margaret Skoglund, and Charlotte Wil

Budgets are the foundation of every business, especially Broadway.  Our economics are so fragile that if you eff up your budget, your show could close faster than it should, no matter how g…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 3: Sierra Boggess

And we’re off! Last night, we had our first guest, Stephen “Wicked” Schwartz, join me in my e-office and, well, it worked!  It was a joy just to see him . . . and then he spilled some…

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[VIDEO]: 2019 Super Conference – “Diversity in the Arts” with Arvind Ethan David, Aisha Jackson, Douglas Lyons, and Melvin Tunstall III

One of the things about this year’s Super Conference that put a smile on my face was that our Diversity panel was the most highly attended.  To see people standing on the stairs without a…

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He would have written the greatest play about this.

Yesterday, the COVID-19 crisis got very personal for every one of us in the theater industry, as it claimed the life of one of our greatest playwrights and greatest gentlemen, Terrence McNal…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 2: Stephen Schwartz

Last night we kicked off the first Producer’s Perspective LIVE and thanks to all the people who joined in from as far away as Spain, Australia . . . Brooklyn . . . we had a blast (catch th…

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[VIDEO]: 2019 Super Conference – “Keynote Address by Tony Winner Stephanie J. Block.”

I heard a CNN story the other day about a concern that Netflix was running out of content.  First of all, give me a break, CNN. Second, if you need content, we’ve got content!  And it’…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Introducing The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Starting TONIGHT at 8 PM

Last weekend, when I realized I wouldn’t be seeing a lot of my friends, acquaintances (or “virtually” anyone) in-person for quite some time, I started reaching out via FaceTime, Zoom a…

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Episode 210 – Time Out New York Drama Critic, Adam Feldman

One of the most interesting things I learned about Adam Feldman, Time Out New York’s chief theater critic, is that he loves going to a good ol’ piano bar.   Well, like so many of us, …

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Episode 210 – Time Out New York Drama Critic, Adam Feldman

https://traffic.megaphone.fm/BPNET4430270204.mp3 One of the most interesting things I learned about Adam Feldman, Time Out New York’s chief theater critic, is that he loves going to a goo…

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

NEW VIDEO: Susan Egan, Laura Osnes & Courtney Reed say “Keep Your Distance!”

When people ask me what a Producer does, my favorite answer is “A Producer gets people in a room.” That’s a bit hard these days. So when I had an idea last week, I turned to three Pr…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

TODAY: All Proceeds from our Be A Broadway Star Board Game go to the Actors Fund.

I’ve been getting a bunch of emails and tweets and Instagrams from folks around the world telling me that one of the things they’ve been doing during their shut-in is play our board game…

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

If you ever had an idea for a play, musical, or even screenplay (eww), read this.

Hey TheaterMakers and even yet-to-be-TheaterMakers, here’s another entry for you in whatever form of isolation you’re in right now! If you’re like 90% of the population, at one point o…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Our Rave Theater Festival announces a new virtual “Social Distancing” Festival!

I told you we had some fun stuff in store! Today, the Rave Theater Festival I founded last year is announcing another, interim festival, as we all look for stuff to keep us going and keep us…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

10 Things TheaterMakers Can Do During The COVID-19 Quarantine.

I know our minds are all a bit mushy right now as we try to make sense of what is happening today and what will happen tomorrow.  But one way to take your mind off the CNN ticker is to put …

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Monday, March 16, 2020

We are all playing the greatest role of our lives right now.

There has never been a bigger “drama” than what we’re all seeing right now. And it’s so ripped from the headlines, it’s absolutely real. The difference with this one . . . is that,…

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Episode 209 – Alex Brightman

Everybody, say it with me . . . Alex Brightman. Alex Brightman. Alex Brightman. And he appears! I have an awesome treat for all of you. The Producer’s Perspective Podcast team went on a fi…

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Episode 209 – Alex Brightman

https://traffic.megaphone.fm/BPNET1871706277.mp3 Everybody, say it with me . . . Alex Brightman. Alex Brightman. Alex Brightman. And he appears! I have an awesome treat for all of you. The P…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

My Perspective on the CoronaVirus and Broadway. (UPDATED)

I started writing this blog over a week ago. But every time I finished it, the situation changed again, and I had to e-crumple up my work, and start all over again. When I first set out to a…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Broadway Grosses w/e 3/08/2020: An uptick amidst the unknown.

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending March 11, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Episode 208 – The Accidentally and Incredibly Brave, Maddie Corman

https://traffic.megaphone.fm/BPNET9221545617.mp3 I don’t know that I could have done it. But, then again, I’m not Maddie Corman. As you’ll hear in my intro to this podcast, I’ve know…

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Episode 208 – The Accidentally and Incredibly Brave, Maddie Corman

I don’t know that I could have done it. But, then again, I’m not Maddie Corman. As you’ll hear in my intro to this podcast, I’ve known about Maddie Corman since I was a teenager.  …

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

3 Marketing Lessons for Broadway from Super Tuesday.

Is it just me or is Super Tuesday the new Superbowl?  Ok, ok, maybe it’s the Playoffs, and Election Day itself is The Big Game. But it certainly felt like a-must-see-sporting event Tuesda…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

LAST CALL for our Broadway Investing Seminars.

Note to self . . . when you don’t do things for a long time that were very popular, and then do them later on, they tend to be popular again. This happens to be the theory of why certain …

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: How your show could win a licensing deal . . . thanks to Rave and StageRights!

In case you missed it, last week we extended the deadline for submission to the Rave Theater Festival by one week! That’s right, the final FINAL deadline to get your script submitted is th…

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Broadway Grosses w/e 3/1/2020: Falling Slowly

Broadway slid 11% last week due in large part to the Kid’s Night on Broadway promo. Attendance was down 3% despite two new musicals starting previews. At first glance, the numbers this wee…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Episode 207 – The Lead Producer of Jagged Little Pill, Vivek Tiwary

https://traffic.megaphone.fm/BPNET1791393304.mp3 Here’s all you need to know about Vivek Tiwary . . . He had never lead produced a Broadway musical when he had sat down with Alanis Morisse…

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Episode 207 – The Lead Producer of Jagged Little Pill, Vivek Tiwary

Here’s all you need to know about Vivek Tiwary . . . He had never lead produced a Broadway musical when he had sat down with Alanis Morissette and convinced her that he should be the one t…

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