Friday, September 21, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds: Learning from the Masters (and you won’t believe what they say).

Hello folks! Another Friday is upon us, which means 5 more finds from the theater and beyond you may have missed or that I think you should check out. Here are my faves:  Did you see that …

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Two Types of Jukebox Musicals: Which One Is More Successful?

While musicals featuring pre-existing music have been around for decades and decades, the “jukebox musical” genre was born on Broadway with the debut of Mamma Mia back in 2001…

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

GUEST BLOG: So, What Does a General Manager Do, Anyway?: Part Two by Peter Bogyo

More than any other function, a GM’s primary responsibility is that of financial overview – the quantification, management, and forecasting of the show’s finances. During the produ…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 9/16/2018: Three Shows Take Their Bows

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending September 16, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Podcast Episode 159 – Pulitzer Prize Winner, David Auburn

I’ll never forget the gasp that came from the audience at the end of Act One when I saw David Auburn’s Proof on Broadway.  It was one of those great twists/reveals/secrets and …

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Episode 159 – David Auburn by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/804857-episode-159-david-auburn.mp3   I’ll never forget the gasp that came from the audience at the end of Act One when I saw David Auburn’…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds: Willy Wonka ain’t got nothing on this.

Thanks for all the great feedback on my first Friday Finds blog from last week. I’ll keep ’em coming! Here are the five things I found fascinating this week.  Candytopia Part ex…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

What we can learn about storytelling from HGTV.

I am not a Home Depot guy. Thank goodness I live in an apartment, because I’d rather go back to AP Calculus than fix a rain gutter or stain a deck. I’ve just never been an inter…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

GUEST BLOG: So, What Does a General Manager Do Anyway?: Part One by Peter Bogyo

As a general manager of Broadway and Off Broadway shows for over 15 years, I have continually been dismayed by my close friends’ inability to remember what I do (“he’s a stage manager…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 9/9/2018: Six-Figure Slumps

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending September 9, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Podcast Episode #158 – 3 Time Tony-Nominated Book Writer, John Weidman

It’s back! After a brief summer vacation, the Podcast has returned! We’ve done a little “renovating,” lined up a ton of great guests, and have some big surprises in s…

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Episode 158 – John Weidman by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/798864-episode-158-john-weidman.mp3   It’s back! After a brief summer vacation, the Podcast has returned! We’ve done a little “renova…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds: Just Chillin’

Hello Producer’s Perspective Readers, and welcome to a brand new column here at TPP. Starting today, and each and every Friday going forward, I’ll post a bullet-pointed blog wit…

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Be careful of how much you ask your audience to do.

Over ten years ago, my productions of The Awesome 80s Prom and Altar Boyz were two of the first shows to send an email to their audience after they saw the show: to thank them for coming, …

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

GUEST BLOG: For the Love of Theatre by Alexander Libby

At the age of seventeen I started a theatre company and called it “For the Love of Theatre.” I converted an old carriage house that my father had built into a theater venue, and even cut…

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Broadway Grosses w/e 9/2/2018: Summer Sets Sail

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending September 2, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Why we’re closing Gettin’ The Band Back Together on 9/16.

The hardest thing a Producer has to do is decide when to close a show. And I had to make this decision over the last 24 hours. So I did. And Gettin’ The Band Back Together will play its fi…

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

How a diner reminded me about which customers matter most.

I was up pretty early last Sunday, prepping for the final day of our quarterly Inner Circle weekend. And rather than spend my prep time in my office, I decided to head to a diner for a work…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 8/26/2018: Goodbye, Dolly!

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending August 26, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

One of the BIG reasons why Broadway is booming.

Broadway is in the midst of a gold rush. And there are a bunch of reasons why. But one of them is Craig Zadan. The industry and the world unexpectedly lost Craig earlier this week due to som…

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 8/19/2018: Late August and the Pre-Broadway Week Pull

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending August 19, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

The three rules of doing research.

I’ve always been a big believer in focus groups and research.  We’re one of the few industries that spends millions of dollars developing a product, but won’t spend a few …

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 8/12/2018: Let’s Hear It For The Boys

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending August 12, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

The ONE Thing We Can All Do To Develop Future Audiences.

Building the audience of the future is not only a passion of mine, it’s a necessity. I plan on producing shows for the rest of my days (and somehow I’m going to figure out a way …

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

GUEST BLOG: Three Tips to Improve Your Music Notation by Peter Flom

In creating music notation for the stage, our goal is to empower successful performances. Sometimes our unintentional bad habits throw up barriers to this success. Today we’ll identify som…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 8/05/2018: Rain or Shine

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending August 5, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Will THIS Create a Pricing War on Broadway?

Big changes are afoot at one of the biggest ticket sellers on Broadway. Starting yesterday, it was announced that the TKTS outlet at Lincoln Center no longer lists shows at 50% off, or 40% o…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

GUEST BLOG: Greening the Great White Way by Emily Harrington

10 years ago, more than 250 theatre professionals interested in making theatre more environmentally friendly gathered at a Town Hall organized by David Stone (producer of Wicked) and his te…

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 7/29/2018: Bye Bye, July!

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

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

The ONE biggest marketing mistake that you can make.

I don’t like Bob Dylan. I respect him.  I admire him.  He’s a without-a-doubt revolutionary musical and literary genius. But there’s a .001% chance I’d ever listen …

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

GUEST BLOG: The Art of Business: Or, How Real Estate Helped Me Put Up A Broadway Show By Sarah Saltzberg.

If you’re reading this blog, you probably know all about Gettin’ The Band Back Together, the new musical comedy in its first week of previews at the Belasco Theater.  You know that it t…

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