Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Have you seen what’s happening in here? by Ken Davenport

Check this out . . . It has been 140 days since we opened up the TheaterMakers Facebook Group. And we now have 1,400+ members in this group! We 10x-ed, baby! Grant Cardone would be so proud!…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, July 26, 2021

Podcast Episode #243: “As Seen On TV” Commercials by Ken Davenport

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE:  5 Minutes LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Ama…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . . 1 – Actors’ Equity Launches Open Access Initiative Actors’ Equity Association launched its Open Access initiative this we…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Your last chance to do this, TheaterMakers. by Ken Davenport

At the beginning of the pandemic, I called everyone I knew for advice. I’m talking big time theater people, as well as big time business people. “What should I do?” I got amazing advic…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, July 16, 2021

July 16, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Reilly Hickey

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Remembering Broadway Wig Designer Paul Huntley Legendary stage and screen wig designer Paul Huntley passed away last w…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, July 15, 2021

An Off Broadway Model Comes To Broadway (It’s About Time) by Reilly Hickey

I arrived in New York City during the Golden Age of Off-Broadway. Forever Plaid, Nunsense, And The World Goes Round, Cryptogram, Family Secrets, and more, were a few of the shows running in …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Remembering Paul Huntley by Ken Davenport

I had the pleasure of working with Paul Huntley, the legendary Tony-winning wig designer (who has like 1,000 Broadway credits) on Thoroughly Modern Millie – my first Broadway show as a Com…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, July 12, 2021

Podcast Episode #241: “The Hardest Part of Creating a New Show” by Reilly Hickey

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE:  7 Minutes LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Ama…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Reilly Hickey

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . . 1 – Actors’ Equity Lifts Mask Restrictions The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer! Actors’ Equity announced…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, July 8, 2021

ALERT: There’s a serious shortage of THIS in the theater industry (and why that’s a good thing). by Reilly Hickey

Lumber isn’t the only thing in short supply these days. As the world has come out of its pandemic hibernation, there has been a shortage of a variety of products. From 2x4s to computer ch…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:30AM
Monday, July 5, 2021

Podcast Episode #240: “How NOT to Fundraise for Your Project” 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…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, July 2, 2021

July 2, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Reilly Hickey

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Broadway is Officially Back!  If you haven’t heard, Broadway is officially . . . finally . . . BACK! Springsteen on…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Join 1,000+ in our TheaterMaker Facebook Group! by Ken Davenport

A producer’s job is to get people in a room. Even if that room is a Facebook group! In case you missed the news, we started a free Facebook group for TheaterMakers!  Writers, directors, a…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, June 28, 2021

Podcast Episode #239: “What Do I Do Now As a Theater Graduate?” by Reilly Hickey

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE:  7 Minutes   LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Reilly Hickey

  Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Special Tony Awards After more than 2 years since the last Tony Awards, we finally have the first of this year’s …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, June 24, 2021

What Movie Companies Did That Streaming Companies Should Do. by Reilly Hickey

In the early 2000s, I talked my way into a meeting with one of the most powerful people in Hollywood. It was my first, big “studio” meeting. And right on brand, the meeting started an ho…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, June 21, 2021

Podcast Episode #238: What About Broadway? 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…

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

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

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

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 02:30PM

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,…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, June 14, 2021

Podcast Episode #237: New Destination Only For TheaterMakers by Ken Davenport

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…

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

Katori Hall wins Pulitzer Prize for The Hot Wing King by Ken Davenport

In case you missed the news last week, there was indeed a winner this year for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama! (There have been several years where the award was not given – and in a year whe…

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

June 11, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ Will Return to Broadway Next Season A ‘contemporary celebration’ of Bob Fosse’s legacy i…

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

Maybe it was because I was about to turn 30. by Ken Davenport

Maybe it was because I was about to turn 30. Or maybe it was because Raul Esparza, Amy Spanger and Jerry Dixon gave some of the best performances I’ve seen. Or maybe it was because I so w…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 10:15AM
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…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:03AM
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…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

  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 r…

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

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…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, June 3, 2021

What I Learned About TheaterMaking From Those “As Seen On TV” Commercials. by Ken Davenport

I didn’t sleep much in my 20s. And 30s. And whenever I’m in tech. I worked into the wee hours. It was lonely in my apartment (being an artrepreneur often is, am I right?), so I kept the …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Take The 30 Day Script Challenge. Imagine what could happen if you succeed? by Ken Davenport

My mission is to get more theater out into the world. Because I believe the world is a better place if there is more theater in it. One of the most successful tools in this initiative is o…

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

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