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Monday, August 30, 2021

Podcast Episode #248: Broadway’s Advantage To Its Comeback by Reilly Hickey

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SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, July 16, 2021

July 16, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Reilly Hickey

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Remembering Broadway Wig Designer Paul Huntley Legendary stage and screen wig designer Paul Huntley passed away last w…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, July 15, 2021

An Off Broadway Model Comes To Broadway (It’s About Time) by Reilly Hickey

I arrived in New York City during the Golden Age of Off-Broadway. Forever Plaid, Nunsense, And The World Goes Round, Cryptogram, Family Secrets, and more, were a few of the shows running in …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, July 12, 2021

Podcast Episode #241: “The Hardest Part of Creating a New Show” by Reilly Hickey

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE:  7 Minutes LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Ama…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Reilly Hickey

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . . 1 – Actors’ Equity Lifts Mask Restrictions The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer! Actors’ Equity announced…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, July 8, 2021

ALERT: There’s a serious shortage of THIS in the theater industry (and why that’s a good thing). by Reilly Hickey

Lumber isn’t the only thing in short supply these days. As the world has come out of its pandemic hibernation, there has been a shortage of a variety of products. From 2x4s to computer ch…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:30AM
Monday, July 5, 2021

Podcast Episode #240: “How NOT to Fundraise for Your Project” by Reilly Hickey

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE:  12 Minutes   LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, July 2, 2021

July 2, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Reilly Hickey

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Broadway is Officially Back!  If you haven’t heard, Broadway is officially . . . finally . . . BACK! Springsteen on…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, June 28, 2021

Podcast Episode #239: “What Do I Do Now As a Theater Graduate?” by Reilly Hickey

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SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Reilly Hickey

  Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Special Tony Awards After more than 2 years since the last Tony Awards, we finally have the first of this year’s …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, June 24, 2021

What Movie Companies Did That Streaming Companies Should Do. by Reilly Hickey

In the early 2000s, I talked my way into a meeting with one of the most powerful people in Hollywood. It was my first, big “studio” meeting. And right on brand, the meeting started an ho…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, June 21, 2021

Podcast Episode #238: What About Broadway? by Reilly Hickey

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SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Reilly Hickey

June 18, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week   Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Katori Hall’s “Hot Wing King” Wins Pulitzer Pri…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, June 17, 2021

My 2021 Blog-mencement Address to All the Graduating Theatermakers Out There. by Reilly Hickey

June is bustin’ out all over with graduations. High school, colleges (and even pre-schools!) are sending their students off to their next “stage.” And from what I’m hearing from the …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Broadway League and Actor’s Equity Set Touring COVID Precautions by Reilly Hickey

Thrilled that the Broadway League and Actor’s Equity have come to an agreement to safely restart Broadway touring.  And yes, it includes . . . mandatory vaccinations.   And with the ann…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 02:30PM

Looking for your mentor? by Reilly Hickey

When I started my podcast over five years and two hundred (!) interviews ago, I told all the A-listers I interviewed that I was doing it for my listeners. But as you’ve all probably heard,…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

A politician teaches you how NOT to fundraise for your project by Reilly Hickey

One of a Broadway Producer’s primary responsibilities is to raise money.  It’s what makes us different from Movie Producers, Record Producers, and TV Producers.  I used to complain abo…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:03AM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Podcast Episode #236: 10 Audition Tips for Actors by Reilly Hickey

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE:  12 Minutes LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Am…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Reilly Hickey

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .  1 – Jordan Fisher Will Return to Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway When It Reopens The Broadway production will resume its run a…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s 50 Broadway Mentors . . . in Paperback! by Reilly Hickey

You asked for it, so you got it. Cast of Mentors: Short Sage Advice from 50 Broadway Superpowers was a quick best-seller when we launched it last holiday season.  And while my name is on th…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, May 24, 2021

Podcast #234:The Answer I Hope To Hear From Ticket-buyers by Reilly Hickey

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE:  8 Minutes LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Ama…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Mini-blog: Broadway’s back by Reilly Hickey

It’s official! Today, Governor Cuomo gave us the green light to reopen Broadway at 100% beginning September 14th!!!  Tickets for your favorite show may go on sale ANY moment! Those first …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 02:00PM
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Two Things YOU Can Do To Get Theater Back FASTER (and one thing Broadway can do). by Reilly Hickey

Over the past 48 hours, there has been a rising tide of positive sentiment about the return of the theater. From the announcement on the Six twitter page to Chris Jones’ enthusiastic artic…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, April 12, 2021

On the anniversary: Dr. Kenny Dipchand Hasija 10/13/29 – 4/12/20 by Reilly Hickey

Dear “Kenny” . . . as you asked me to call you since I could speak. Not dad, no. Because you wanted me to know you were as much a friend as a father. That’s one of the reasons that tod…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 06:00PM
Monday, March 29, 2021

Podcast Episode #226: Why doesn’t social distancing work for the theater . . . again? by Reilly Hickey

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS PODCAST EPISODE:  9 MINUTES CLICK HERE TO LISTEN FOLLOW The Producer’s Perspective on Apple Podcast (it’s FREE to do so!) Rate/Review on Apple Podcast F…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

These 10 Books Changed My Life by Reilly Hickey

My Dad always had a book in his hand. I didn’t get it when I was a kid. But like so many other things, now that I’m older, I understand. The key to everything is education. During the pa…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 12:00PM
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…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
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…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
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…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
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…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
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…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 08:00PM

All that Chat

REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre