Thursday, November 15, 2018

If I was a Restaurant Owner, here’s what I’d do . . .

Restaurants and Theaters have a lot in common.  They both have “perishable inventory.” If a table or seat is empty, once you pass a reservation time or a curtain time, that ta…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/11/2018: The Play’s The Thing!

Box office grosses jumped 13% this week to $37M due to several shows adding previews and the introduction of the Bryan Cranston led, Network, which began previews at the Belasco and played …

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Episode 166 – Broadway Musical Director, Conductor and Musical Muse, Kristen Blodgette

Listen to about 15 seconds of this podcast, and you’ll hear a joy in Kristen Blodgette’s voice that tells you she’s doing exactly what she was meant to do. Her love of musi…

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Episode 166 – Kristen Blodgette by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/856495-episode-166-kristen-blodgette.mp3 Listen to about 15 seconds of this podcast, and you’ll hear a joy in Kristen Blodgette’s voice that tel…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds:

Here are five things that got my head spinnin’ this week. Dinner Theater on Broadway. The upcoming Bryan Cranston-led Network announced that it will offer an “exclusive onstag…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Amazon is now a pain reliever. A lesson for Broadway and all businesses.

Every great company has a “thing” that puts them on the map or pushes them to a new height. Think the iPhone or The Sopranos or The Frappucino. For Amazon.com it was free an…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/4/2018: Boo! Run!

Halloween and the NYC Marathon combine forces this week to take over the city. Despite many shows shifting their playing schedules to avoid the crowds, overall grosses slipped slightly by 1%…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds: The Biggest Dramatic Event of the Year is Coming Up.

Here are five things that fancied me this week: The most dramatic event of the year. Tuesday, November 6th. Election Day. I don’t care what your politics are. But I do care if you …

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

What do the Top Grossing Broadway Musicals have in common? An infographic.

It’s infographic time, y’all! Been a while since we crunched some data and spit it out in handy-dandy graphic form, so we thought we’d serve one up for you this week, espec…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 10/28/2018: The Fall Roster Fills Out

Despite adding two more shows to the boards this week, grosses slipped almost 4% to $33M with most shows posting large drops from the previous week. Newly in previews are The New One and …

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Episode 165 – Award Winning Writer, Kirsten Childs

If you get a chance, spend some time with Kirsten Childs. She’s got the kind of energy and passion for the theater (and for life) that is just contagious, as you’ll hear in this …

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Episode 165 – Kirsten Childs

  https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/843723-episode-165-kirsten-childs.mp3   If you get a chance, spend some time with Kirsten Childs. She’s got the kind of energy and passion…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

What theater festivals, grants, and awards can learn from college applications.

I talk to a lot of emerging writers who are eager to get their shows produced or to just get a Producer to read their script (I put a few tips on how to do that in my new “Whiteboard W…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 10/21/2018: Fall Plays Open to Big Box Office

Overall grosses inched up this week to $34M. With the majority of shows posting slight increases over last week, some of the biggest signs of strength in the new season are coming from plays…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Episode 164 – Four Time Tony Nominated Director, Michael Greif

Directing Rent would have been enough to make anyone’s career. But Michael Greif added Next To Normal (another Pulitzer Prize winner) and Dear Evan Hansen to his resume, along with a h…

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Episode 164 – Michael Greif

  https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/835971-episode-164-michael-greif.mp3   Directing Rent would have been enough to make anyone’s career. But Michael Greif added Next To N…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds: Guess what show is immersive now?

Happy Fall Friday and welcome to my 5 Friday Finds of the week! Here is what was on my radar this week, and what I think should be on yours. Immersive Theater Coming to a Car Dealership Ne…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

What a Theater Subscription should have in common with Netflix, Audible, Amazon Music and more.

I’m gonna make a bet. I’d bet that on your monthly credit card statement in 2018, you have more recurring monthly charges than you did in 2013. Back then you might have had a …

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

GUEST BLOG: A Day in the Life of a Broadway Publicist by Emily McGill

Ok, the title is a bit misleading as no two days are alike for a Broadway publicist, but a general idea of how we spend our time can be really helpful when you’re working with your rep or …

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 10/14/2018: Leaves Are Falling, Grosses Remain Steady

Overall grosses remained steady at $33M this week. Coming off of the three day weekend, many individual shows saw decreases, but the addition of Torch Song and a few extra previews for new…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Episode 163 – Award Winning Playwright, Daniel Goldfarb

I met Daniel Goldfarb back in 1997 when I company managed a workshop of Parade. Daniel was Alfred Uhry’s (who wrote the book) assistant, and I remember people saying . . . “T…

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Episode 163 – Daniel Goldfarb by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/830166-episode-163-daniel-goldfarb.mp3   I met Daniel Goldfarb back in 1997, when I company managed a workshop of Parade.  Daniel was Alfred UhryR…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds: A sneak peek at a puppet and more.

Here are five things that fancied me this week: Why have one mentor when you can have a tribe. Tim Ferris shook up the productivity world with his Four Hour Work Week and then he went …

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Why you need to get OFF-line every once in a while.

No one is more of an advocate of technology in the industry than me. But just like a diet . . . you can’t just eat one food and expect to be healthy. Diet, exercise, and building a b…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 10/7/2018: Not Monkeying Around

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending October 7, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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GUEST BLOG: Video Saved the Theater Star by the Vallés Brothers

It’s 2018. You need great video. Right. Now. But why? Why great? And why now? To borrow that saying from the early days of film, let’s cut to the chase (and the stats). Great, beca…

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Episode 162 – Five Time Tony Award Nominee, Michael John LaChiusa

Here’s something I bet you’d never guess.  Of those five Tony Award nominations that Michael John has on his resume, three of them (that’s more than half if you’re d…

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Episode 162 – Michael John LaChiusa

  https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/823062-episode-162-michael-john-lachiusa.mp3 Here’s something I bet you’d never guess.  Of those five Tony Award nominations that Michae…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds: Percentages Mean Nothing No More.

Happy long weekend for some of you, and enjoy these five finds from the week on Broadway and beyond: TKTS lists actual prices instead of just percentages.I blogged about this when it was …

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Where do our big hit ideas come from?

Like stockbrokers, or more specifically, private equity investors, Broadway Producers, Broadway Investors, and even creatives are always looking for the next big hit. You know, the one that …

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

GUEST BLOG: TKTS, Street Teams, and the $100 Million Market No One Knows About

Broadway continues to do big business and is only trending up, but there’s a segment of ticket sales that has largely been ignored. Pre-sales are guaranteed money in the bank (music to any…

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