Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 7/15/2018: The Heat Is On.

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending July 8, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Prime Day’s Top 10 Theatre Gifts on Amazon!

Special Amazon Prime Day Post y’all! Amazon Prime Day is one of the biggest online shopping days . . . well, phenomenons really . . . that happens all year! There are deals, deals, deals a…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

GUEST BLOG: Deconstructing a Song with Kleban Prize winner Amanda Yesnowitz

As the story goes, Dorothy Hammerstein once overheard a man at a lavish NYC event extolling the virtues of “Ol’ Man River.” Correcting the fellow, who attributed the song&#…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 7/08/2018: No real fireworks for the Fourth.

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending July 8, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Friday, July 6, 2018

GUEST BLOG: TALES FROM A MUSICAL FESTIVAL CURATOR

As I type this, we are four days away from the 15th annual New York Musical Festival (NYMF). On July 9th, 30+ new musical productions, concerts, readings, and educational events will descend…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Could Bonuses Work on Broadway?

One of the common gripes amongst Producers like me is the high costs of labor on Broadway.  And it’s easy to point the finger at the unions for driving those salaries way up (in my op…

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 7/01/2018: The Awkward Tweens.

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending July 1, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Now, if you’re not transparent as a Ticket Seller, you’ll get a big fat ticket!

You’ve “heard” me blog/talk about this idea before. And it looks like we weren’t the only one thinking about it. Because that “it” is now a law. New York …

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 6/24/2018: June is bustin’ out . . . and almost over!

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 24, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Friday, June 22, 2018

ALERT: Come to a rehearsal of Gettin’ The Band Back Together.

Here’s the thing . . . The usual folks who attend run-thrus before a show packs up from the rehearsal hall and heads to tech are designers, marketers, staff members, etc. Most of thes…

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Why Wall Street Doesn’t Know @#$% About Marketing.

Disney recently released a new prequel in the Star Wars franchise entitled Solo, about that Millenium Falcon-flying, Han Solo. It, ahem, “underperformed” at the box office and l…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

GUEST BLOG: 6 Lessons I Learned Growing A Theatre Blog by Ben Bailey

I’m not a very patient person. In college, I started day trading stocks in class to pass the time and ended up quitting because I was making good money. I turned to real estate shortly af…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 6/17/2018: What happens the week after The Tonys.

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 17, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Why I’m predicting a revolution in the theater “space.”

The theater is always about 10 years behind other industries . . . including our sisters in the entertainment sectors film and music. That’s not a slam, really.  The primary consuming…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

GUEST BLOG: How Do I Work With A Dramaturg? by Natasha Sinha

Are you a playwright or other generative artist who is considering working with a dramaturg, but questioning how to start? Here’s one possible starting point! When I was asked to talk abou…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 6/10/2018: A Pre-Tonys Pick-Me-Up

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 10, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Top 5 Reasons Why Broadway Grossed Almost $2 billion bucks.

Last week, I wrote about the record-breaking reported Broadway gross of $1.7b (and why I believed it was more like $2b). And this week, I want to talk about why we’re smashing records…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

GUEST BLOG: Should Bots Be On Broadway? by Monica Hammond

Imagine a world where everything is automated. Actors move on stage with the click of a button. Their voices echo through the theatre like Alexa and Siri . . . hey, they can even do accents!…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 6/3/2018: The new season starts off with a . . . bump.

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 3, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Episode 157 – Tony Award Winning Director, Rebecca Taichman by Reilly Hickey

Rebecca Taichman won a Tony Award for directing on Broadway . . . for a show she conjured up in grad school. Through years of determination, steadfastness, ego-checking, and intense collabor…

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Episode 157 – Rebecca Taichman by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/717081-episode-157-rebecca-taichman.mp3 Rebecca Taichman won a Tony Award for directing on Broadway . . . for a show she conjured up in grad school. Through…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Why Broadway’s Record-Breaking Gross of $1.7b is NOT Accurate.

Just yesterday, the headlines trumpeted that Broadway just had its best grossing year evah . . .  with a total tally of $1,697,458,795 in ticket sales for the ’17-18 season. In case y…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 5/27/2018: Memorial Day Starts the Summer and the Tourist Season

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending May 27, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

3 Things Broadway Can Learn From The Royal Wedding.

Admit it. You watched some of that wedding, didn’t you? Maybe you didn’t get your butt up at 5 AM to watch it live (although I’d bet money that a lot of you did), but you …

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

GUEST BLOG: Why Saving Original Theater Journalism Matters to Broadway by Matt Britten

When I launched the theater industry newsletter Broadway Briefing about 3 years ago, I sent the first edition out to about 20 friends. I never could have imagined how quickly it would grow &…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 5/20/2018: No Mayday Here.

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending May 20, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Episode 156 – Pulitzer Prize-Winner, David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire wrote about a half-dozen plays before he ever considered himself a playwright. Now, he’s got a big ol’ Pulitzer Prize to remind him of what he is and always…

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Podcast Episode 156 – David Lindsay-Abaire by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/706139-episode-156-david-lindsay-abaire.mp3   David Lindsay-Abaire wrote about a half-dozen plays before he ever considered himself a playwright. Now,…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

GUEST BLOG by Eric C. Webb

I’ve been thinking about collaboration a lot recently. As a dramaturg who works with writers and composers of all stripes, and as a writer myself, collaboration is 99% of what I do every d…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 5/13/2018: Let’s Hear it for the Plays!

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending May 13, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Affiliate Marketing for Theater Tickets.

Back in the late 90s, when Amazon was $48/share and my broker told me not to buy it because it was too expensive (PS, it’s $1,608/share now, which means a $10k investment would be wort…

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