Thursday, April 22, 2021

Will Broadway come back to fewer shows per week?

If my blog were a person, he’d be feelin’ pretty old right now. Because I’m about to go way back in time. In 2007 (!), 14 years ago, I wrote a blog entitled “8 Shows A What” which …

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Unlike Hollywood, we DON’T do it this way.

Some say Broadway and Hollywood are sister industries. Eh. Stepsisters with the same hair color that often get confused for real sisters, maybe.  But I’m not so sure we’re related by bl…

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10 Inspiring Books By TheaterMakers To Read Right Now (And how to win them all!)

So, who doesn’t need a little inspirational pick-up right now? And who better than to inspire you than some of the most successful TheaterMakers? Below is a list of 10 Inspiring Books writ…

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Podcast Episode #229: The challenge with revivals as we revive Broadway.

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS PODCAST EPISODE:  18 Minutes CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: FOLLOW The Producer’s Perspective on Apple Podcast (it’s FREE to do so!) Rate/Review on Apple Podcas…

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Friday, April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week

From the announcement of the first show to open in NYC to top theatres acting to root out ‘system failure’ of racism to Lin Manuel Miranda and Mayor DiBlasio opening up a vaccination cen…

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

The answer I HOPE to hear when I ask ticket buyers what got them to buy a ticket.

As the theater comes crawling back to life, marketing is going to be more important than ever. Every dollar we spend, and every dollar that comes back, is going to be 10x as important as it …

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

3 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Did NOT Take Off on Broadway

It has been 10 years (!) since I crowdfunded Godspell. It remains one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done in this business. It took two years to put together. It took three law fi…

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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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Podcast Episode #228: How I know and how you should know what shows to do.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week

From Actors’ Equity releasing new protocols for fully vaccinated productions to the first performance in a Broadway theater since March 2020, here’s what TheaterMakers were talking abou…

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

I got great advice from this tech billionaire.

It’s not a secret that one of the places I look to learn the secrets of theater-making . . . is outside the theater biz. First, by examining what other industries do, I get a perspective t…

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

You didn’t know her. But you would have. RIP Our Friend, Patricia Rumble

Patricia Rumble came to me a few years asking for some help in getting a show she wrote off the ground. I was so taken by her passion for the theater and her passion for life, that I started…

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The World Premiere of The Neil Diamond Musical will be . . .

It was almost a year ago to the day. We were about to announce that our Neil Diamond Musical that has been in development for a few years, would have its world premiere in Boston in 2020. An…

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Podcast Episode #227: What TheaterMakers Need To Know About Social Media Marketing in 2021

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Friday, April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week

April 2, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week From Diana the Musical announcing their Netflix release date AND their Broadway return date, to the future of casting on Broadwa…

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

The new reality TV show about producing . . . that I’m producing!

That’s it.  I’ve had enough of people telling me I should . . . 1 – Produce television 2 – Produce a reality television show about producing a Broadway show. So, during the pandemic…

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Will Game Of Thrones make it to Broadway? And will it be a hit?

News travels fast across Westeros! Today, multiple ravens announced that Game of Thrones is headed for the stage! As this article reports, the wildly (and Wildling) successful HBO series is …

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The shortcut to mastering theatermaking is . . .

Well, the truth is there IS no shortcut to mastering theatermaking or anything. Sorry for the blog and switch, but there is no microwave-like answer to success in this industry (or any indu…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

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

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Friday, March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week

Every week, there are many conversations involving our industry — new shows in development, scholarship opportunities, virtual events, discussions about Broadway’s reopening, and more! S…

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Fun on a Friday: Remember this early pandemic parody video from a year ago?

Here’s a little fun as we go into the weekend. A year ago, when I knew I wasn’t going to be producing for a while, and yet I HAD to produce something, I produced this! I called up Kleban…

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

There has never been a way to practice this. Until NOW.

You know the cliche . . . how do you get to Carnegie Hall? You practice. But that’s about performers or musicians. What about if you want to write a play that gets put on at Carnegie Hall?…

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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, March 23, 2021

Will Streaming Theater Survive The Post Pandemic Era?

Estimated Reading Time Of This Post: 3 minutes Share This Post: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn ———————————————————————– As the thaw continues …

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Podcast Episode #225: What do the recent Actors Equity Protocols mean for Broadway Producers like me?

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Lincoln Center Theater gets streaming permission. Could this be the beginning of a trend?

News broke yesterday that Lincoln Center Theater got permission from the 147 unions involved in their previous productions to STREAM their shows to audiences. Read the article here. This is …

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

What is Clubhouse and do TheaterMakers need to join?

I told you! On Tuesday, I mentioned how every few blinks a new social media platform is born. The latest? A part podcast, part livestream, audio-only network called Clubhouse. It’s the ne…

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

5 NEW Things About Social Media Every TheaterMaker Should Know.

Don’t know about you, but it feels like every time I blink, there’s a new social media platform causing a buzz. Or an old social media platform changing up its platform, trying to keep u…

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Yes, my Podcast Is Back! But like everything else . . .

I started my podcast 6 years ago. And when the pandemic hit, I put it on pause, along with so many other things I was working on.  (The podcasted pivoted to my livestream, actually.  And i…

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Here’s what I have to say on the Anniversary of the Broadway Shutdown.

Today marks one year.  365 days.  525,600 minutes.  Without a single performance on Broadway. What a downer, right? No. Not from this Producer’s perspective. How can I look at the last …

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

My Perspective (!) on the Actors Equity Protocols for Opening Theaters for Producers.

Yesterday, Broadway’s investigative journalist, Phillip Boroff (formerly of Bloomberg News and now of his own Broadway Journal) released a blog about the hot-off-the-presses protocols for …

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre