Sunday, December 16, 2018

Episode 171 – Paula Wagner

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/891991-episode-171-paula-wagner.mp3   It’s hard enough to make it as a Producer on one coast, but both? That kind of success is reserved for a ve…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds: A hiring tip that saved me time.

Happy Freezing Friday for those of you in the Northeast!  Here are a few finds to keep you cozy. A hiring hack. I recently posted a classified ad looking for a new CFO (although the folks a…

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Book Ken Davenport as a Speaker for Your Event!

  Email [email protected] with more details about your event, and we’ll make it happen!      

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

An idea I don’t know how to execute. Maybe you do?

Ok, problem . . . theater tickets are too expensive. Solution?  Who the @#$% knows?!? (Actually, the truth is, there are plenty of inexpensive seats to lots of theater, from Off-off Broadwa…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

GUEST BLOG: Do You Have a License for That? by Jason Cocovinis

What is Licensing? Over the past ten years, I have had the privilege of working as the Director of Marketing at Music Theatre International.  But before my time with the company, my awarene…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 12/9/2018: Holiday Shoppers Choose Broadway

Broadway Grosses w/e 12/9/2018: Holiday Shoppers Choose Broadway Broadway was back to business last week with the hustle and bustle we’ve grown accustomed to for December. Overall grosses …

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Podcast Episode 170 – Max Grossman

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/882959-episode-170-max-grossman.mp3   Agents get a bad rap.  They’re like lawyers and IRS agents. But they’re nothing like those folks. I …

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Podcast Episode 170 – Literary Agent, Max Grossman

Agents get a bad rap.  They’re like lawyers and IRS agents. But they’re nothing like those folks. I can’t imagine that an IRS agent gets into this business because he or s…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds: Cash isn’t king.

It’s Friday y’all.  Celebrate with these Friday Finds. Being “Fit” is not just about looking good, it’s about getting ahead. Two years ago, I made a pretty big…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

3 Reasons Why I’m Thankful for Bruce Springsteen.

On December 15th, Bruce Springsteen will end his historic, record-breaking, $108 million dollar (and counting!) Broadway run. There have been some negative Nancy’s in our industry bu…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

GUEST BLOG: Tips for Finding the Perfect Venue for Your Project by Britt Lafield

So you have raised all the capital for your production, you have your cast, you have your crew and marketing team. Great! Now you need a theater. In many ways, your theater is as important a…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 12/2/2018: Grosses Temper After Holiday Heat

It was back to reality this week coming off a record-breaking Thanksgiving week. Total grosses fell to $38M, down 12% from the previous week. Although total attendance was unchanged this wee…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Podcast Episode 169 – The Tony Nominated Director of Natasha Pierre & Hadestown, Rachel Chavkin

“What about Rachel Chavkin?” If you’ve asked someone for ideas on who should direct a project recently, I’d bet money that you’ve heard those four words. Rachel…

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Podcast Episode 169 – Rachel Chavkin

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/877295-episode-169-rachel-chavkin.mp3 “What about Rachel Chavkin?” If you’ve asked someone for ideas on who should direct a project recent…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds: Zoom a zoom zoom.

Here are my five favorite things that caught my eye this week, theater-related or not! Watch out Skype, there’s a new kid in town. Have you Zoomed, yet?  If you’re tired of Sk…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

How Airlines Sell More First Class Seats and What That Means for Broadway.

If you’ve flown first class or business class, I’d bet you the price of your own airplane that you want to fly it again. Not only is it a more comfortable flying experience, but …

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

GUEST BLOG: How to & Why You Should Embrace Social Media by Ryan Ratelle

Reality Check: Despite being bullied at school, 12-year-old Thai drag sensation Nes (@nes_tyyy) displays incredible confidence for all the world to see on Instagram. The digital child star h…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Your last chance to visit Once on this Island.

After the opening of Spring Awakening, I turned to Director Michael Arden and said, “What’s next?” When he said, “I want to do Once On This Island,” I knew …

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Broadway Grosses w/e 11/25/2018: No Pardon Needed for Turkeys on Broadway

Box Office Grosses jumped a whopping 18% this week thanks to an influx of audiences enjoying time off for the Thanksgiving holiday and shelling out at an average of $144 per ticket! Several …

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Podcast Episode #168 – Tony Nominated Director & Choreographer Bobby Longbottom.

You might think you know Bobby Longbottom from his Tony-nominated Side Show or his work as the Director and Choreographer of one of the largest shows on the planet, The Radio City Christm…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Episode 168 – Bobby Longbottom

  https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/870224-episode-168-bobby-longbottom.mp3   You might think you know Bobby Longbottom from his Tony-nominated director of Side Show or his work…

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Friday, November 23, 2018

The Best Broadway Black Friday Gifts 2018 (aka our Official Holiday Broadway Gift Guide).

Happy Black Friday everybody! (And please excuse this interruption from my usual 5 Friday Finds, but this is gonna be oh so much better.) That’s right, today is the #1 Shopping Day of …

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

This is hard to say in this business. But here goes.

Broadway is a challenging place to work. It has archaic rules and Washington DC-like politics. It’s hard to get a show on the boards, and then, when you do, it’s even harder to …

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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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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/18/2018: Early Snow Brings Flurries to Broadway

Box Office Grosses slipped slightly to $36.5M this week. Some softening might be due to the surprise winter weather last Friday which had most of Manhattan and surrounding areas in grid-lock…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Podcast Episode 167 – Theatrical Jack-Of-All Trades, Jack Viertel

It was the worst of timing. And the best of timing. Jack and I were supposed to sit down in person last Friday to record his podcast about his incredibly diverse career as a Producer, Theat…

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Episode 167 – Jack Viertel

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/864388-episode-167-jack-viertel.mp3   It was the worst of timing.  And the best of timing. Jack and I were supposed to sit down in person last Friday…

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In Remembrance of 9 Time Tony Winner, Broadway Producer, Jerry Frankel.

If Broadway’s lights seemed a little dimmer yesterday, it was because we lost one of the most prolific and passionate Broadway Producers in a long while ever. Jerry Frankel won 9 Tonys, ha…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

My 5 Friday Finds: Insta, Mags and More.

Here are five things that made me think this week. Broadway’s First Instagram Agency Influencer marketing is all the rage. Get yourself the right mention by the right Insta Star and y…

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Searching for a CFO aka Cool Financial Operative

After 12 years, the guy in charges of the spreadsheets and projections and all the #s at Davenport Theatrical has left us for greener pastures . . . literally.  He moved to Portland. So I&#…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

If I was a Restaurant Owner, here’s what I’d do . . .

Restaurants and Theaters have a lot in common.  They both have “perishable inventory.” If a table or seat is empty, once you pass a reservation time or a curtain time, that ta…

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