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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Who I turned to when I wanted to learn this. (And how you can too.) by Reilly Hickey

Last summer, in the midst of my Pandemic Productivity Phase (the other “PPP”), I vowed to finish an idea I had years ago. And it wasn’t a show.  It was a screenplay. I optioned the ri…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Why we are going to need more NEW musicals when the Pandemic is over. by Reilly Hickey

If theater was the stock market, I’d sell revivals short. I know I run the risk of getting a Reddit-like backlash for this blog, but, revivals are becoming more and more a thing of the pas…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Hit The “Pandemic Wall”? You’re not alone. by Reilly Hickey

A great writer reads your mind. They articulate something you’ve been thinking.  But haven’t put it into works.  Or even admitted to yourself. (One of the reasons for Dear Evan Hansen…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

What does the Bitcoin frenzy mean for Broadway? by Reilly Hickey

Here’s something only a handful of people know: a few investors of mine have used Bitcoin to invest in one of my shows. It was something we were going to release when it happened because I…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Believe it or not, It’s the 2020 Tony Award Nominations! by Reilly Hickey

This year it’s not just about whether or not you agree with the nominees . . . it’s whether you agree with the whole idea of having Tony Awards or not! But we’re not going to talk abou…

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

[WINNERS!] And the Dr. Kenny Scholarship Fund Recipients Are… by Reilly Hickey

Because of the pandemic, I haven’t had the chance to give my dad a proper farewell.  There was no funeral, no memorial, and no celebration of his life. Someday in 2021, God willing, I wil…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tonight on the Livestream: Tony Award-winning Director, John Rando! by Reilly Hickey

Big thanks to Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell (Hamilton, Ain’t Too Proud, “Harriet”) for joining me on the livestream last week. His convo had me watching that Hamil…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tonight on the Livestream: Tony Award-winning Costume Designer Paul Tazewell by Reilly Hickey

If you missed the livestream last week, then you missed me sitting down with the #Fearless Mandy Gonzalez. Make sure you go back and catch the replay of that episode to receive a heavy dose …

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

[Guest Blog] What We Can Learn From Korean Theatre on Theater Safety by Reilly Hickey

There is an upside to opening up last. As I wrote here, Broadway is actually in the enviable position of getting to watch what theater companies, sports franchises, and other mass gathering …

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Tonight on the Livestream: Tony-Nominated Composer Joe Iconis! by Reilly Hickey

Wow what a boost of inspiration from Jenn Colella last night. Thanks again, to Jenn, for sharing her positivity with all of us on the livestream.  If any of you need some light during the…

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Winner of RAVE’s Social Distancing Festival is . . . by Reilly Hickey

If feels like 14 years ago when we made the announcement that our Rave Theater Festival would be hosting our first virtual Social Distancing Festival. And in those 14 years (aka 34 days), a…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

10 Broadway Streams To Watch That Are NOT Mine! by Reilly Hickey

One of the few upsides of this shutdown is that the theater has embraced live-streamed content like my kid with her teddy bear. It’s by necessity, of course.  Take away our theaters and w…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 4: Alex Brightman by Reilly Hickey

A big thank you to the joyous Sierra Boggess who was such a bright light for all of us during last night’s  Producers’s Perspective LIVE.  If you missed it, you must go back and watch …

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Monday, January 27, 2020

In case you weren’t there, here’s what I said – in a picture. by Reilly Hickey

The only thing I enjoy more than speaking to Theater Organizations (and I’ve had the honor of speaking to a bunch over the last few years, from The Irish Theatre Forum to The International…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/3/2019: Time wasn’t the only thing that fell back this week by Reilly Hickey

Last week, overall grosses dipped 8% to just over $31M. Halloween tends to be a tough day for Broadway shows, and this year’s holiday seemingly lasted all week. Despite the overall drop on…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 8/11/2019: Summer Days, Drifting Away by Reilly Hickey

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending August 11, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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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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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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Monday, February 18, 2019

Podcast Episode 178 — Broadway Licensing President, Sean Cercone by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/958349-episode-178-sean-cercone.mp3   If you listen to this podcast, in the midst of Sean’s passion for our art form, you’ll hear a lot of …

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Episode 172 – Sierra Boggess by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/910878-episode-172-sierra-boggess.mp3   In my podcast with Broadway Star Danny Burstein, I remarked how I had been remiss in asking Actors to appear o…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

GUEST BLOG: Introducing Young Women to Backstage Theatrical Arts by Elsa Ward by Reilly Hickey

When I came to NYC in 1986, fresh out of graduate school with an MFA from Rutgers University in theatrical design, I was offered my first job in the theater world – costume designer. A…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

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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Monday, October 15, 2018

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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Monday, October 1, 2018

Episode 161 – Richard Maltby, Jr. by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/817488-episode-161-richard-maltby.mp3   When Richard Maltby, Jr. was asked to put together a revue for Manhattan Theatre Club, he said “yes,̶…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Episode 160 – Joe Iconis by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/810950-episode-160-joe-iconis.mp3 Click above to listen to my podcast with Joe! Listen to it on iTunes here. (And if you like the podcast, give it a great…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

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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Monday, September 10, 2018

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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Monday, June 4, 2018

Episode 157 – Tony Award Winning Director, Rebecca Taichman by Reilly Hickey

Rebecca Taichman won a Tony Award for directing on Broadway . . . for a show she conjured up in grad school. Through years of determination, steadfastness, ego-checking, and intense collabor…

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Episode 157 – Rebecca Taichman by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/717081-episode-157-rebecca-taichman.mp3 Rebecca Taichman won a Tony Award for directing on Broadway . . . for a show she conjured up in grad school. Through…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Podcast Episode 156 – David Lindsay-Abaire by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/706139-episode-156-david-lindsay-abaire.mp3   David Lindsay-Abaire wrote about a half-dozen plays before he ever considered himself a playwright. Now,…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Podcast Episode 155 – The Profilic Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer Nelle Nugent by Reilly Hickey

Nelle Nugent is one of Broadway’s most prolific play Producers, and she started out as a Production Assistant. She worked her way to the top at a time when women weren’t supposed…

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre