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Monday, November 10, 2014

What my father said that pi$$ed me off. by Ken Davenport

My dad really knows how to get my "billy" goat.  (That will make sense in a minute.) About five years ago I got my father tickets to see the Metropolitan Opera . . . in HD.  You know about…

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 11/9/2014 by Dte

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending November 9, 2014: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm A DELICATE BALANCE $857,374.60 6,416 100.00% $133.63 A GENTLEMA…

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Assistant General Manager – DR Theatrical Management by Dte

WHO: DR Theatrical Management POSITION: Assistant General Manager DESCRIPTION: Duties will include, but not be limited to: assisting the General Managers with contract negotiation and execut…

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Why I’ll never sell umbrellas for a living. by Ken Davenport

Every time it pours down rain in our fair New York City, a bunch of pop-up umbrella shops emerge on every street corner. I used to give those hungry weather watchers a lot of credit.  They …

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Three Things Broadway can learn from The World Cup. by Ken Davenport

Gooaaaaaaaaaaaaaal! Is it just me or has everyone gone World Cup Crazy? It’s been four years since the last Cup, and I don’t remember the volume of the soccer conversation in thi…

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What Broadway customer service and a teapot have in common. by Ken Davenport

Back in the frigid cold of January (remember that single degree nonsense?), we announced the opening of The Davenport Theatre, named after my dear old grandpa, Delbert Essex Davenport (we ju…

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Monday, June 16, 2014

What did you think about this year’s Tony Awards? Survey says . . . by Ken Davenport

As we’ve done for the last several years, the morning after The Tony Awards, we put together a survey to find out what you, the passionate Broadway lover, thought about the Tony Awards…

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 6/15/2014 by Dte

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 15, 2014: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $851,262.00 6,984 96.25% $…

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Part Time Bookkeeper – The Pearl Theatre Company by Dte

WHO: The Pearl Theatre Company POSITION: Part Time Bookkeeper DESCRIPTION: The Pearl Theatre Company seeks a Part-Time Bookkeeper to report to Artistic Director while working closely with t…

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Friday, June 13, 2014

The Post Tony Fallout: 2 Less Awards and a Few More Trophies by Ken Davenport

Post Tony Fallout used to mean which shows would close after the Producers did their analyses of their Monday sales, with many praying for bumps from the telecast before, or a ton of awards …

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Why I’m going to start producing movies. by Ken Davenport

In case you missed it, a show closed recently without ever having opened. Back before all the Tony Award hoopla, the Broadway bound production of Titanic hit an iceberg.  (Ironically, the…

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Company Manager – Florida Studio Theatre by Dte

WHO: Florida Studio Theatre POSITION: Company Manager DESCRIPTION: Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D regional Theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking qualified applicants for the posi…

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tony Pool Winner Announced! And how did me, you, and our Psychic do? by Ken Davenport

Okey dokey smokey, the accounting firm of the Davenport Theatrical Interns has finished their audit of our Tony Pool entries and they have selected a winner. But first, How did I do? Eh. I m…

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It’s our 3rd Annual 10 Minute Play Contest! You can win $500! by Ken Davenport

Were you inspired by the Tonys?  Did it make you want to get out and audition for something?  Produce something? Or . . . drumroll please . . . write something? Have we got that something …

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Coordinator, Center For Music Entrepreneurship – Manhattan School of Music by Dte

WHO: Manhattan School of Music POSITION: Coordinator, Center For Music Entrepreneurship DESCRIPTION: Application deadline Mon. June 30, 2014Work on a part-time basis, 20 hours per week, gen…

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Monday, June 9, 2014

My Top 5 Favorite Moments of the 2014 Tony Awards by Ken Davenport

Well, that’s it.  Put a fork in the 2013-14 season, because she is done.  Now that the 2014 Tony Awards have been dished out, it’s time for everyone in the industry to dish out…

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 6/8/2014 by Dte

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 8, 2014: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn % Cap Avg.Pd Adm A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $733,879.00 7,313.00 97.…

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Manager of Finance – RWS and Associates by Dte

WHO: RWS and Associates POSITION: Manager of Finance DESCRIPTION: RWS and Associates is a full service, worldwide production company that provides the very best in custom design as well as p…

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Group Sales Manager – The New Victory Theater by Dte

WHO: The New Victory Theater POSITION: Group Sales Manager DESCRIPTION: The New Victory Theater, a beautifully renovated 499-seat theater for kids and families in the heart of Times Square, …

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My predictions, your predictions (and a psychic’s) for the 2014 Tony Awards! by Ken Davenport

The Friday before the Tony Awards. It’s the last chance for water cooler talk about who will win, until Monday morning when the cooler chitter chatter will be all about who won . . . a…

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Public Relations Assistant – Richard Kornberg and Associates by Dte

WHO: Richard Kornberg and Associates POSITION: Public Relations Assistant DESCRIPTION: Richard Kornberg and Associates, a busy performing arts publicity firm located in the heart of Times Sq…

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A Producer’s greatest mistake. by Ken Davenport

“Can you repeat that?” I asked, even though I had heard the question perfectly clear. “What’s the biggest mistake a Producer or an Entrepreneur can make?” I think the reason I didn…

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Why I’m producing It’s Only A Play on Broadway. by Ken Davenport

A bunch of years ago I looked into commissioning a playwright to write a backstage comedy about the business of Broadway. More specifically,  I wanted this play set at a Broadway ad meetin…

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Usher – Daryl Roth Theatre by Dte

WHO: Daryl Roth Theatre POSITION: Usher DESCRIPTION: The Daryl Roth Theatre seeks applicants for part-time ushers to staff the upcoming production of WAYRA: Fuerza Bruta. WAYRA takes the aud…

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How often do the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Winners predict the Tony Award winners? by Ken Davenport

It’s inevitable. When you have a set of awards that precede a bigger set of awards, people start asking . . . “Does the winner of the first mean that they are a shoe-in for the s…

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Monday, June 2, 2014

How much does Broadway impact the New York City economy? by Ken Davenport

Boom. That sound you heard was the massive amount of monetary impact Broadway has on the New York City economy. The latest financial ramification report was released last week by the Broadwa…

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 6/1/2014 by Dte

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 1, 2014: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $700,979 7,296 100.55% $96.…

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Director of Internal Operations – New York Theatre Workshop by Dte

WHO: New York Theatre Workshop POSITION: Director of Internal Operations DESCRIPTION: New York Theatre Workshop, one of the city’s leading not-for-profit Off Broadway theatre companies, se…

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