Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Top 25 Longest Running UK Productions: A By The Numbers Infographic! by Reilly Hickey

Jolly ho, there mateys! Wait.  that’s not British. That’s British meets some kind of weird Australian pirate or something. Anyway, what I meant to say is . . . Our Infographic series is…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 5/19/2019: On The Road Again

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending May 19, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Podcast Episode 190 — The Tony Nominated Composer/Lyricist, Streamin’ Paul Gordon!

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1158815-190-paul-gordon.mp3 I put a little something new into the podcast this week:  music. You’ll start hearing a bit of a tune from one of my guests…

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Podcast Episode 190 — The Tony Nominated Composer/Lyricist, Streamin’ Paul Gordon!

I put a little something new into the podcast this week:  music. You’ll start hearing a bit of a tune from one of my guests’ shows in every episode going forward. And Paul Gordon w…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Theaters Aren’t The Only Place To Do Theatre Anymore.

My first experience with “site-specific” theater was in 1995 with a little musical called JP Morgan Saves The Nation written by a then-unknown composer/lyricist named Jonathan Larson (th…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 5/12/2019: We Want More of Morrissey

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending April 29, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Podcast Episode 189 — The Tony Nominated Book Writer of Tootsie, Robert Horn

“You have a candy machine in here???” If you saw or know 13 the musical (my first Broadway producing credit), then you know that this line got one of the biggest laughs on Broadway tha…

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Podcast Episode 189 — The Tony Nominated Book Writer of Tootsie, Robert Horn

  https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1117397-189-robert-horn.mp3 “You have a candy machine in here???” If you saw or know 13 the musical (my first Broadway producing credit), then you …

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

10 Tips On How To Finish That @#$%ing Play, Screenplay or Whatever You’re Working on.

Everyone has an idea for a something . . . whether it’s a play, a movie . . . or even an app. But as I wrote about here, ideas are worth zippo.  That’s why they can’t be protected by …

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 5/5/2019: Industry Dips despite Tony Picks

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending April 29, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Why I’m Producing Frankie and Johnny on Broadway.

I don’t do much co-producing on Broadway anymore. Of course, there are a lot of pros for Co-Producing on Broadway (diversification for me and my investors, a new network, etc.), as I talk …

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Podcast Episode 188 – Tony Nominated Choreographer, Josh Bergasse

Josh Bergasse’s life could be a musical.He started dancing every day in his mom’s studio since he was barely out of diapers. And in his own words, ten years and 10,000 hours later, he ac…

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Podcast Episode 188 – Tony-Nominated Choreographer, Josh Bergasse

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1080320-podcast-episode-188-josh-bergasse.mp3 Josh Bergasse’s life could be a musical. He started dancing every day in his mom’s studio since he was bar…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Why Rock & Roll on Broadway is here to stay.

Rock musicals ain’t no new thing. They came onto the scene in the late ’60s with Hair and then came into their own with Superstar and more in the ’70s. They didn’t dominate our i…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 4/28/2019: Off to the Races

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending April 29, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, April 29, 2019

The definition of BHAG

A BHAG is a Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goal. James Collins and Jerry Porras originated the concept in their book, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies.  They’re unachievab…

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Podcast Episode 187 – Tony-Award Winning Director, Michael Mayer

A flood brought us together. It was crunch time during tech at Thoroughly Modern Millie when the deluge curtain opened up and flooded the stage and the Director, Michael Mayer, had to figu…

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Podcast Episode 187 – Tony-Award Winning Director, Michael Mayer

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1057071-podcast-episode-187-michael-mayer.mp3 A flood brought us together. It was crunch time during tech at Thoroughly Modern Millie when the deluge curt…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

100 Quotes Every Theater Producer, Playwright, Director, Actor, etc. Must Read

I love a good quote. They’re what start me up in the morning.  Even more so than coffee. See, a few years ago I started writing good ones on my whiteboard in the AM so I would stare at th…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

5 Things we can all learn from the “drama” on The Voice.

I consider myself a pretty early adopter.  I was one of the first folks on an iPhone, which snagged me this commercial (!), I bought stock in 3D printers and Salesforce before they were a …

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 4/21/2019: Broadway Shows are Bloomin’

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending April 15, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Podcast Episode 186 – Playwright Dominique Morisseau

Dominique Morisseau is having a moment. You might not have heard her name before this year when she got the call to Broadway with her book for Ain’t Too Proud, but she has been sloggin…

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Podcast Episode 186 – Playwright Dominique Morisseau

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1048692-186-dominique-morisseau.mp3 Dominique Morisseau is having a moment. You might not have heard her name before this year when she got the call to Broa…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Does the definition of “emerging artist” mean young? And should it?

  Whenever I hear three separate people musing about the same subject, whether that’s a show, a song, or even a stock tip, I pay attention.  Because it means something’s up. And just t…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 4/14/2019: It’s Gettin’ Hot As Hades

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending April 15, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Podcast Episode 185 — Playwright and Gender Parity Advocate, Julia Jordan

I’ve been following Julia Jordan’s career since she was living on a boat. That’s right, early on in her life in NYC, she lived on a boat . . . in Manhattan!  And why?  Well, it was c…

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Podcast Episode 185 — Playwright and Gender Parity Advocate, Julia Jordan

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1038370-podcast-episode-185-julia-jordan.mp3 I’ve been following Julia Jordan’s career since she was living on a boat. That’s right, early on in her l…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

When Apple makes this kind of move, you should follow.

  They were a little late to the party.   But Apple finally got there. (I wonder if they would have arrived on time or even early, had the prophet Steve Jobs still been with us, or had bee…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 4/7/2019: The Race is On.

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

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Podcast Episode 184 – The Pitch Perfect, Tony Nominated Director, Jason Moore

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1030091-podcast-episode-184-jason-moore.mp3 Not too many Directors can work in both Hollywood and on Broadway. And of the few that can, only a handful can d…

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Podcast Episode 184 – The Pitch Perfect, Tony Nominated Director, Jason Moore

Not too many Directors can work in both Hollywood and on Broadway. And of the few that can, only a handful can do it well. Jason Moore is one of ‘em. And get this, that was his plan all al…

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