Friday, June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ Will Return to Broadway Next Season A ‘contemporary celebration’ of Bob Fosse’s legacy i…

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Maybe it was because I was about to turn 30. by Ken Davenport

Maybe it was because I was about to turn 30. Or maybe it was because Raul Esparza, Amy Spanger and Jerry Dixon gave some of the best performances I’ve seen. Or maybe it was because I so w…

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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…

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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…

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Friday, June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

  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 r…

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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…

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

What I Learned About TheaterMaking From Those “As Seen On TV” Commercials. by Ken Davenport

I didn’t sleep much in my 20s. And 30s. And whenever I’m in tech. I worked into the wee hours. It was lonely in my apartment (being an artrepreneur often is, am I right?), so I kept the …

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Take The 30 Day Script Challenge. Imagine what could happen if you succeed? by Ken Davenport

My mission is to get more theater out into the world. Because I believe the world is a better place if there is more theater in it. One of the most successful tools in this initiative is o…

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Monday, May 31, 2021

Podcast Episode #235: 3 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Did Not Take Off On Broadway by Ken Davenport

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Friday, May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . . 1 – Hadestown announces Sept. 2 reopening on Broadway Hadestown announced Monday that it will return to Broadway September 2…

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

TheaterMaking 2.021

The theater is emerging from a crisis none of us could have imagined.  Ever. Like never ever. But we got through it. Which is a real testament to anyone and everyone who makes theater. Y…

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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…

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

A year later. A recommitment to the years ahead

Today, the country marks the one year anniversary of one of the most tragic events in its history . . . the murder of George Floyd. It forced a lot of eyes wide open, including my own. Befor…

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Monday, May 24, 2021

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

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Friday, May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Diana on Broadway moves up its opening night by one month Originally announced to return on December 1, 2021, Diana w…

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

3 Companies Broadway should partner with post pandemic

We can’t do this alone. I’m bullish about Broadway’s return and the roarin’ 20s renaissance that IS on our horizon. But my positive prediction doesn’t mean it’s going to happen …

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Who do you want to see what we call “Places, please!”

Get this. We’re only six months away from our FIFTH (!) ANNUAL THEATERMAKERS SUMMIIT! And this year’s theme? “Places, Please!” 🙂 My team is already hard at work making this the be…

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Introducing a new place where the “cool” people (aka theater people) hang out.

Quick story from my early awkward days . . .  When I was in college at Tisch, I , like every other student at NYU, tried to get into nightclubs on the weekend. And for some reason, the fanc…

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But . . . what about Broadway?

I’ll be honest. In my 30 years (!) living in New York City, I’ve never watched a Mayoral debate. But with all that’s riding on the next Mayor of NYC, you can bet your A-train that I tu…

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Podcast Episode #233: 8 Shows A Week on Broadway

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS PODCAST EPISODE:  12 Minutes CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: And then, do these three things. FOLLOW The Producer’s Perspective on Apple Podcast (it’s FREE!) R…

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Friday, May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week

From even more Broadway reopening dates and why Broadway is waiting to reopen until the fall to Indie Venues finally receiving their “Save our Stages” money and more . . . here’s what …

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He helped give the world #AllGoodGifts. RIP To one of the original producers of Godspell, Stuart Duncan.

Godspell changed my life. I saw it, I performed in it. And I was blessed to have been able to produce it. Without Mr. Duncan, there’d be a godspellian hole in my gut. Thank you, Sir, for t…

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

For Producers Only. (Quick favor needed.)

This one is for Producers. Only. Whether you’re a Producer (or want to be) of other people’s work. Or whether you’re a Producer (or want to be) of your own work. This one is for you. …

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Yet ANOTHER thing we need to do before Broadway comes back.

The To-Do list continues to grow. Last Saturday night after my kid went to sleep, I scooted down to my office to wrap up a bit more work. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that Times Squ…

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Why have one podcast when you can have TWO! This one is specifically for . . .

Over five years ago, I started podcasting.  And it instantly allowed me to connect with more theatergoers than ever.  I thought it might be a fad.  But nope.  (Clubhouse – now that’s…

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Podcast Episode #232: How shows get the green light on Broadway versus Hollywood.

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS PODCAST EPISODE:  12 Minutes CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: And then, do these three things. FOLLOW The Producer’s Perspective on Apple Podcast (it’s FREE!) Rat…

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What Broadway Shows Are Opening Back Up And When (So Far)

On May 5, 2021, Governor Cuomo announced that Broadway shows can return to performances with a full capacity as of September 14, 2021. Though we have not heard from the unions, theatre owner…

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Friday, May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week

From more Broadway reopening news from Governor Cuomo to National Tours and revivals making their way back to the stage (and screen) to concerns about the country going back to “normal”.…

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

3 Pieces of Advice I Got From My Mom That I Use Everyday.

Mom gives the best advice. I wasn’t so sure about that when I was a teenager, but boy am I now. So, in pre-celebration of Mother’s Day (It’s this Sunday – in case you haven’t order…

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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 …

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Over the next few days, I want you to do this ONE thing.

Are you ready for this one? I want you to take a break. That’s right, for the first time, I’m telling you that I don’t want you to do a @#$%ing thing! 🙂 I’m serious. If you can’…

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