Friday, April 3, 2020

10 Tips For Your First Virtual Reading

It’s easy to see the effect of the Coronavirus crisis on Broadway when you hear about shows that were about to open that can’t (yet!), like Diana or Six. But what you can’t see in all …

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Why Politicians Need A Marketing Lesson To Get People To Stay Inside.

In his daily midday address the other day, the butt-kickin’ Governor of NY, Andrew Cuomo, once again tried to emphasize how important it was that everyone stayed the @#$% inside during th…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Sorry. April Fools’ Day is postponed, so here are 3 things to do instead.

Look, if The Tony Awards, The Olympics, and Coachella are postponed, then so is April Fools’. Sorry to disappoint, but I don’t think anyone wants to be tricked this year.  We’re just …

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

He’s baaaaaack. “Nick Styler” – LIVE from the quarantine!

WARNING:  This video has no “Producer’s Perspective” to it at all.  It has no other goal other than to put a smile on your face. – – – – – One of the biggest knee-slappin…

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The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 9: Be More Chill Producer Jennifer Tepper

If there was ever an “All Broadway” version of Jeopardy, and Jen Tepper was a contestant, no one would ever even get a chance to answer a question, never mind score some bucks. And she…

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[VIDEO]: 2019 Super Conference – “What Dramaturgs Do And Why/When You Need One” with Ashley Chang, Jenna Clark Embrey, Jack Phillips Moore, and

It wasn’t until I had a dramaturg on my podcast that I really understood what the @#$% they do. If you’ve ever wondered what a dramaturg does, then this panel from last year’s Super Co…

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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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Monday, March 30, 2020

When will we come back and WHAT will come back.

It has officially been two weeks since the “social distancing guidelines” set by the Federal Government went into effect, and if one thing is clear from the confusing chatter coming from…

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The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 7: Steven Sater

Happy one week anniversary! It’s already been a week since we launched The Producer’s Perspective LIVE!, and I hope you’re enjoying them, learning from them, and that they are giving…

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Podcast Episode 211 – Tony Nominated Producer, Diana DiMenna

Some people camp out for tickets to their favorite shows. Diana DiMenna camps out to produce her favorite shows. That’s right.  When she finds a project she wants to be a part of, she do…

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Podcast Episode 211 – Tony Nominated Producer, Diana DiMenna

https://traffic.megaphone.fm/BPNET3205319441.mp3 Some people camp out for tickets to their favorite shows. Diana DiMenna camps out to produce her favorite shows. That’s right.  When she f…

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 7: Pam MacKinnon

Last night we had our second “Stephen” of the week on the ol’ Livestream, when Stephen Flaherty joined us from . . . another country!  (You’ll have to watch the replay here to fin…

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 6: Stephen Flaherty

Hi all!  Happy . . . er, ah, what day is it?  Does anyone know? I may have lost track with what day it is, but I do know that tonight at 8 PM EDT is Episode #6 of our ProducersPerspectiveL…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 5: Rick Miramontez

As expected, last night’s livestream with the hilarious Alex Brightman was a hoot.  If you missed it, you must go back and watch and hear his . . . Advice for young performers looking t…

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[VIDEO]: 2019 Super Conference – “Welcome to the 2019 Super Conference” with Ken Davenport

When we started releasing our Super Conference videos on Tuesday, we started at the end, with Stephanie J. Block firing us all up to get out there and do things we’re afraid to do . . . be…

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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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[VIDEO]: 2019 Super Conference – “Budgeting for Every Stage of Development” with Adam Hess, Brian Moreland, Margaret Skoglund, and Charlotte Wil

Budgets are the foundation of every business, especially Broadway.  Our economics are so fragile that if you eff up your budget, your show could close faster than it should, no matter how g…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 3: Sierra Boggess

And we’re off! Last night, we had our first guest, Stephen “Wicked” Schwartz, join me in my e-office and, well, it worked!  It was a joy just to see him . . . and then he spilled some…

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[VIDEO]: 2019 Super Conference – “Diversity in the Arts” with Arvind Ethan David, Aisha Jackson, Douglas Lyons, and Melvin Tunstall III

One of the things about this year’s Super Conference that put a smile on my face was that our Diversity panel was the most highly attended.  To see people standing on the stairs without a…

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He would have written the greatest play about this.

Yesterday, the COVID-19 crisis got very personal for every one of us in the theater industry, as it claimed the life of one of our greatest playwrights and greatest gentlemen, Terrence McNal…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 2: Stephen Schwartz

Last night we kicked off the first Producer’s Perspective LIVE and thanks to all the people who joined in from as far away as Spain, Australia . . . Brooklyn . . . we had a blast (catch th…

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[VIDEO]: 2019 Super Conference – “Keynote Address by Tony Winner Stephanie J. Block.”

I heard a CNN story the other day about a concern that Netflix was running out of content.  First of all, give me a break, CNN. Second, if you need content, we’ve got content!  And it’…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Introducing The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Starting TONIGHT at 8 PM

Last weekend, when I realized I wouldn’t be seeing a lot of my friends, acquaintances (or “virtually” anyone) in-person for quite some time, I started reaching out via FaceTime, Zoom a…

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Episode 210 – Time Out New York Drama Critic, Adam Feldman

https://traffic.megaphone.fm/BPNET4430270204.mp3 One of the most interesting things I learned about Adam Feldman, Time Out New York’s chief theater critic, is that he loves going to a goo…

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Episode 210 – Time Out New York Drama Critic, Adam Feldman

One of the most interesting things I learned about Adam Feldman, Time Out New York’s chief theater critic, is that he loves going to a good ol’ piano bar.   Well, like so many of us, …

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

NEW VIDEO: Susan Egan, Laura Osnes & Courtney Reed say “Keep Your Distance!”

When people ask me what a Producer does, my favorite answer is “A Producer gets people in a room.” That’s a bit hard these days. So when I had an idea last week, I turned to three Pr…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

TODAY: All Proceeds from our Be A Broadway Star Board Game go to the Actors Fund.

I’ve been getting a bunch of emails and tweets and Instagrams from folks around the world telling me that one of the things they’ve been doing during their shut-in is play our board game…

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

If you ever had an idea for a play, musical, or even screenplay (eww), read this.

Hey TheaterMakers and even yet-to-be-TheaterMakers, here’s another entry for you in whatever form of isolation you’re in right now! If you’re like 90% of the population, at one point o…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Our Rave Theater Festival announces a new virtual “Social Distancing” Festival!

I told you we had some fun stuff in store! Today, the Rave Theater Festival I founded last year is announcing another, interim festival, as we all look for stuff to keep us going and keep us…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

10 Things TheaterMakers Can Do During The COVID-19 Quarantine.

I know our minds are all a bit mushy right now as we try to make sense of what is happening today and what will happen tomorrow.  But one way to take your mind off the CNN ticker is to put …

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Monday, March 16, 2020

We are all playing the greatest role of our lives right now.

There has never been a bigger “drama” than what we’re all seeing right now. And it’s so ripped from the headlines, it’s absolutely real. The difference with this one . . . is that,…

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