Tuesday, July 16, 2019

SPINOFF ALERT: A New Broadway and Off-Broadway General Management Company

People ask me all the time what I look for when I’m hiring an employee. That’s a complicated question, especially when you need someone with expert knowledge and specific skill sets, nev…

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Broadway Grosses w/e 7/14/2019: We Are Powerless

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending July 7, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Only 26 days until. . .

. . . our inaugural Rave Theater Festival! Did you not know we were producing a brand-spankin’ new Theater Festival? Well, six months ago . . . neither did we!  🙂 But we are, thanks …

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Is THIS a sign of a market correction on Broadway coming?

There have been a lot of closings lately.  Broadway has felt a bit like Barnes & Noble after Amazon took off. Ok, ok, there are always a lot of closing announcements post-Tonys, but so…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 7/7/2019: Closing Time

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending July 7, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Today, we pay respects to the man who gave us Tomorrow, Mr. Martin Charnin.

I loved Annie. Not just the musical.  I’m talking about Annie herself. Her name was A***** L*******, and she was the star of our local community theater production of the cartoon-turned-m…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 6/30/2019: Moulin Rouge! Dazzles

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 30, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

The life and music of Neil Diamond on Broadway. And I’m honored to be producing.

It was last spring.  And I couldn’t have been busier. But when this mentor/friend calls, I pick up the phone.  I don’t care where I am or what I’m doing.  I answer. And this story i…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

BY THE NUMBERS: Is it the show itself or awards shows in general? by Reilly Hickey

The Tony Awards telecast took some shots from the press this year, many of which I still can’t understand. I enjoyed the show, as I wrote about here, and most theatergoers I spoke to did a…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 6/23/2019: Mockingbird Soars

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 23, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Did you know Judge Judy makes $47 million a year? Here’s why.

Judge Judy hands out judgments to plaintiffs and defendants for a few thousand dollars here and there. Meanwhile, she is raking in 47 million dollars a year. Hard to believe, I know, and the…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 6/16/2019: Hadestown Rivals Hamilton

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 16, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

What did you think about the 2019 Tony Award Telecast? Survey says . . .

Hey, all you Tony Awards viewers! There has been a lot of chatter about this year’s Tony Award telecast, and I was super curious about what you, the people who read The Producer’s Perspe…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Why you should Produce/Write/Perform what you DON’T know.

There’s an old adage that doing “what you know” is the fastest way to success. And I believe it. If you have knowledge of a certain area, a certain character, or even a certain culture…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 6/9/2019: Winners Claim Prize Money

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 9, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

My Top 5 Moments from the 2019 Tony Awards!

I just realized something. Last night was my 30th anniversary of watching the Tony Awards.  And over the last three decades, I’ve seen some pretty amazing things, from Jonathan Larson’…

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The 2019 Broadway Tony Award Winners

Below are the winners for the 2019 Tony Awards: Best Play Choir Boy ***The Ferryman Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Ink What the Constitution Means to Me Best Musical Ain’t Too Proud …

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Special Tony Award Post: Three Myths About Tony Award Voting.

As we head into the nail-biting Tony Awards weekend, and as Producers are counting votes like the Minority Whip in the House of Representatives over an impeachment bill, I thought I’d disp…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

ANNOUNCED! The 20 shows in our first ever Rave Theater Festival are . . .

I’m gonna be honest. It wasn’t too long ago that my staff and I were in a living room of an AirBnB in Orlando on our company retreat when I said to them, “Maybe this is crazy.  Maybe …

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 6/2/2019: Slow and Steady

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 2, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

2019 Drama Desk Award Winners

Congratulations to all! See below for the complete list of winners: Outstanding Play The Ferryman, by Jez Butterworth Outstanding Musical The Prom Outstanding Revival of a Play The Waverly G…

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Podcast Episode 192 — Six-Time Tony Nominee of The Prom and more, Book Writer/Lyricist Chad Beguelin!

Imagine you have a poster up in Shubert Alley of a show you wrote that is supposed to open on Broadway in just a few months. Then imagine that show suddenly gets canceled. It might make you…

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Podcast Episode 192 — Six-Time Tony Nominee of The Prom and more, Book Writer/Lyricist Chad Beguelin!

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1214891-192-chad-beguelin.mp3 Imagine you have a poster up in Shubert Alley of a show you wrote that is supposed to open on Broadway in just a few months. T…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

10 Takeaways from our Promote U Conference.

Last Friday, close to 100 Theater-Makers gathered in a sky-lit conference room to talk about the #1 thing that all business owners must master in 2019 . . . marketing.  (And yes, if you’r…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 5/26/2019: Record-Breaking Season Finale

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending May 26, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Podcast Episode 191 — Tony Nominated Director/Choreographer Warren Carlyle

So many people out there would kill to sing and dance on Broadway. But not all of them. When the Billy Elliot-like Warren Carlyle danced over to the US from the West End (after appearing in…

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Podcast Episode 191 — Tony Nominated Director/Choreographer Warren Carlyle

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1183955-191-warren-carlyle.mp3 So many people out there would kill to sing and dance on Broadway. But not all of them. When the Billy Elliot-like Warren Ca…

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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!

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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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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