Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Tonight on the Livestream: Broadway Casting Director, Tara Rubin

Last week on the livestream, Tony Award-winning Mr. John Rando joined us for the livestream and told us . . . 1 – What it was like turning Back to the Future into a musical and 2 – How …

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Dreaming About The Future Of Streaming (thanks to Hamilton).

Oh, if all of my shows could be like Hamilton. Sure, sure, I’d like the Pulitzer and the Tonys and the billion bucks. But what I’m talking about now is the giant treasure they had tucked…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Know what tonight is?

It’s the Altar Boyz reunion! It has been 15 (!) years since my first musical opened Off Broadway, and tonight we’re reuniting the original cast and creative team on my Facebook live at 8…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

When schools reopen, how will school theater programs reopen? Recommendations here.

You’ve probably heard of the International Thespian Association. After all, 2.4 million high school kids have been inducted into the program since 1929 (and I know several of you out there…

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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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Monday, July 6, 2020

[New Podcasts] The Producer’s Perspective: Live from The Pandemic

Recording my podcast has become a wee bit challenging over the last several months. That’s one of the reasons why I pivoted and started my livestream. And after only three months of going …

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

NEW Altar Boyz Video and Our Reunion: Take II

Ok, boyz and girls. Now we’re really getting the band back together! Thank you for your patience as we rescheduled our previously announced Altar Boyz reunion – but we’re now set for …

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Forget about streaming . . . what about this? Especially now.

Streaming is all the rage these days . . . whether that means an opportunity to watch a musical shot in New York City like this one, or whether that’s a blogger like me who turns his camer…

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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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Friday, June 26, 2020

[Announcement] The Dr. Kenny Encouragement Fund Scholarship For TheaterMakers

On March 22nd of this year, just a few months after moving into the city to be closer to me and his granddaughter, my Dad, Dr. Kenny Hasija, had a stroke. And as the sun was coming up on Eas…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

One of the (many) things that worry me most about the Broadway shutdown.

I’ve gotta add one more to the list. Yesterday, we revealed the top 3 things that are keeping TheaterMakers up at night. And I wasn’t shocked to see that your top 3 were the exact same …

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

[Update] What You Told Us Were Your Top 3 Concerns About TheaterMaking.

A few blogs ago I announced that we’d be taking our Fall conference virtual this year and asked you for a favor – to tell us what two burning questions you had about creating theater in …

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Tonight on the Livestream: #Fearless Broadway Star, Mandy Gonzalez

Last week, we debuted what we’re now calling the official start of our 2nd season of The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! (Who would have thought we would have had two weeks of these live …

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

3 Reasons Why Social Distancing Won’t Work For The Theater.

In a two-parter a few weeks ago, I talked about What Broadway’s Recovery Would Look Like and Why I Believe Broadway Will Bounce Back FAST and I came to the conclusion that while we may be…

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tonight on the Livestream: Broadway Veteran and Change Agent, Asmeret Ghebremichael

We are back, people! Tonight, we kick off the new weekly format of The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! with my friend and uber-talented theatermaker, Asmeret Ghebremichael. For the last 20 ye…

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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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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Quick Announcement re: our Fall Conference and a Favor . . .

Hey all . . . a quick announcement about our fourth annual TheaterMaker Super Conference . . . First, rest assured, it’s still happening (on November 14th and 15th to be exact). Second, li…

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Livestreams Are BACK! Same time, new schedule, NEW GUESTS!

And we are back! Well, next week, anyway.  🙂   First, we are returning to The Producer’s Perspective LIVE starting next Tuesday, June 16 at 8 PM EDT. Second, since even NYC herself ha…

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Monday, June 8, 2020

We will not be RE-Opening.

There was a lot of talk about the “re-opening” of our country and of Broadway before George Floyd’s tragic murder. But now, it has become painfully clear that a “re-opening” is not…

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Monday, June 1, 2020

THIS WEEK ON THE LIVESTREAM: John Cariani, Robyn Goodman & Anna Louizos, Bart Sher and more!

Last week, we gave our livestream a bit of an upgrade . . . I added a ring light, brought my podcast mic back into the game, and pulled off the biggest surprise we’ve seen on the livestr…

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Stuck somewhere for another 30 Days? (Who isn’t?) Try this.

Even though some areas of the country are loosening their restrictions a touch, it looks like we’re all still gonna be stuck inside for the next 30 days. Sigh. I know, I know, believe me. …

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Darren DeVerna: He made Broadway a whole lot brighter.

Broadway lost someone this week who most people outside of Broadway’s Inner Circle wouldn’t know. But if you ask me, Darren DeVerna was one of the pillars that Broadway was built on, and…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

It’s an Altar Boyz Reunion . . . with the Original Cast, Creatives and More!

Now we’re REALLY gettin’ the band back together! The original band that is . . . the band that started it all . . . the Altar Boyz!!! Altar Boyz was the first musical I produced and was …

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Tonight on the Livestream: Broadway Choreographer, Kelly Devine

I’m still riding the wave of positivity after last night’s episode. Big thanks to Mat and Savanna for joining us last night, and for Sierra Boggess for being our ultimate surprise guest!…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

BROADWAY’S RECOVERY PART II: 3 Reasons Broadway Will Bounce Back . . . FAST.

Yesterday, I postulated that Broadway will come back fast and strong . . . whenever the @#$% we actually come back. If that sounds like I’m frustrated, it’s because I @#$%ing am. I mean,…

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Tonight on the Livestream: Lisa Kron with Special Guests Mat & Savanna Shaw

Big thanks to Lynn Ahrens for joining me last night. I’m still thinking about the moment when Lynn pranked me . . . LIVE, and in front of everyone! If you’re not sure what I’m talk…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

BROADWAY’S RECOVERY PART I: What Will It Look Like?

Since the pandemic began, Economists have been obsessing about how quickly the economy is going to bounce back after this sucker is over (or . . . over “enough.”) Will we have a “V” …

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Monday, May 25, 2020

THIS WEEK ON THE LIVESTREAM: Lynn Ahrens, Kelly Devine, Adrian Bryan-Brown and more!

We had a week of big laughs on last week’s Livestream, and not just because I can’t seem to get through an episode without screwing something up.  🙂 If you missed any of the industry…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Forget Broadway shows, what about Broadway readings, workshops, and more?

Over the last several months (!), the #1 question for the professionals working on Broadway and the avid fans of the best spectator art on the planet has been . . . “When can we see a show…

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Tonight on the Livestream: Tony Award-winning Director, Des McAnuff

Big thanks to everyone who tuned into our Daddy Long Legs Reunion last night. It was wonderful to see John Caird, Paul Gordon, Michael Jackowitz, Megan McGinnis, Paul Alexander Nolan, and Ad…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

[REMINDER] Daddy Long Legs reunites TONIGHT at 8 PM!

Hey all! Don’t forget – we’ve scheduled a very special livestream event for all of you tonight! The company of my Off-Broadway production of Daddy Long Legs will be reuniting tonig…

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