Thursday, June 20, 2019

Did you know Judge Judy makes $47 million a year? Here’s why.

Judge Judy hands out judgments to plaintiffs and defendants for a few thousand dollars here and there. Meanwhile, she is raking in 47 million dollars a year. Hard to believe, I know, and the…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 6/16/2019: Hadestown Rivals Hamilton

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 16, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

What did you think about the 2019 Tony Award Telecast? Survey says . . .

Hey, all you Tony Awards viewers! There has been a lot of chatter about this year’s Tony Award telecast, and I was super curious about what you, the people who read The Producer’s Perspe…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Why you should Produce/Write/Perform what you DON’T know.

There’s an old adage that doing “what you know” is the fastest way to success. And I believe it. If you have knowledge of a certain area, a certain character, or even a certain culture…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 6/9/2019: Winners Claim Prize Money

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 9, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

My Top 5 Moments from the 2019 Tony Awards!

I just realized something. Last night was my 30th anniversary of watching the Tony Awards.  And over the last three decades, I’ve seen some pretty amazing things, from Jonathan Larson’…

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The 2019 Broadway Tony Award Winners

Below are the winners for the 2019 Tony Awards: Best Play Choir Boy ***The Ferryman Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Ink What the Constitution Means to Me Best Musical Ain’t Too Proud …

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Special Tony Award Post: Three Myths About Tony Award Voting.

As we head into the nail-biting Tony Awards weekend, and as Producers are counting votes like the Minority Whip in the House of Representatives over an impeachment bill, I thought I’d disp…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

ANNOUNCED! The 20 shows in our first ever Rave Theater Festival are . . .

I’m gonna be honest. It wasn’t too long ago that my staff and I were in a living room of an AirBnB in Orlando on our company retreat when I said to them, “Maybe this is crazy.  Maybe …

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 6/2/2019: Slow and Steady

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending June 2, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

2019 Drama Desk Award Winners

Congratulations to all! See below for the complete list of winners: Outstanding Play The Ferryman, by Jez Butterworth Outstanding Musical The Prom Outstanding Revival of a Play The Waverly G…

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Podcast Episode 192 — Six-Time Tony Nominee of The Prom and more, Book Writer/Lyricist Chad Beguelin!

Imagine you have a poster up in Shubert Alley of a show you wrote that is supposed to open on Broadway in just a few months. Then imagine that show suddenly gets canceled. It might make you…

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Podcast Episode 192 — Six-Time Tony Nominee of The Prom and more, Book Writer/Lyricist Chad Beguelin!

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1214891-192-chad-beguelin.mp3 Imagine you have a poster up in Shubert Alley of a show you wrote that is supposed to open on Broadway in just a few months. T…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

10 Takeaways from our Promote U Conference.

Last Friday, close to 100 Theater-Makers gathered in a sky-lit conference room to talk about the #1 thing that all business owners must master in 2019 . . . marketing.  (And yes, if you’r…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 5/26/2019: Record-Breaking Season Finale

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending May 26, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Podcast Episode 191 — Tony Nominated Director/Choreographer Warren Carlyle

So many people out there would kill to sing and dance on Broadway. But not all of them. When the Billy Elliot-like Warren Carlyle danced over to the US from the West End (after appearing in…

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Podcast Episode 191 — Tony Nominated Director/Choreographer Warren Carlyle

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1183955-191-warren-carlyle.mp3 So many people out there would kill to sing and dance on Broadway. But not all of them. When the Billy Elliot-like Warren Ca…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Top 25 Longest Running UK Productions: A By The Numbers Infographic! by Reilly Hickey

Jolly ho, there mateys! Wait.  that’s not British. That’s British meets some kind of weird Australian pirate or something. Anyway, what I meant to say is . . . Our Infographic series is…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 5/19/2019: On The Road Again

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending May 19, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Podcast Episode 190 — The Tony Nominated Composer/Lyricist, Streamin’ Paul Gordon!

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1158815-190-paul-gordon.mp3 I put a little something new into the podcast this week:  music. You’ll start hearing a bit of a tune from one of my guests…

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Podcast Episode 190 — The Tony Nominated Composer/Lyricist, Streamin’ Paul Gordon!

I put a little something new into the podcast this week:  music. You’ll start hearing a bit of a tune from one of my guests’ shows in every episode going forward. And Paul Gordon w…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Theaters Aren’t The Only Place To Do Theatre Anymore.

My first experience with “site-specific” theater was in 1995 with a little musical called JP Morgan Saves The Nation written by a then-unknown composer/lyricist named Jonathan Larson (th…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 5/12/2019: We Want More of Morrissey

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending April 29, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Podcast Episode 189 — The Tony Nominated Book Writer of Tootsie, Robert Horn

“You have a candy machine in here???” If you saw or know 13 the musical (my first Broadway producing credit), then you know that this line got one of the biggest laughs on Broadway tha…

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Podcast Episode 189 — The Tony Nominated Book Writer of Tootsie, Robert Horn

  https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1117397-189-robert-horn.mp3 “You have a candy machine in here???” If you saw or know 13 the musical (my first Broadway producing credit), then you …

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

10 Tips On How To Finish That @#$%ing Play, Screenplay or Whatever You’re Working on.

Everyone has an idea for a something . . . whether it’s a play, a movie . . . or even an app. But as I wrote about here, ideas are worth zippo.  That’s why they can’t be protected by …

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 5/5/2019: Industry Dips despite Tony Picks

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending April 29, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Why I’m Producing Frankie and Johnny on Broadway.

I don’t do much co-producing on Broadway anymore. Of course, there are a lot of pros for Co-Producing on Broadway (diversification for me and my investors, a new network, etc.), as I talk …

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Podcast Episode 188 – Tony Nominated Choreographer, Josh Bergasse

Josh Bergasse’s life could be a musical.He started dancing every day in his mom’s studio since he was barely out of diapers. And in his own words, ten years and 10,000 hours later, he ac…

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Podcast Episode 188 – Tony-Nominated Choreographer, Josh Bergasse

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/1080320-podcast-episode-188-josh-bergasse.mp3 Josh Bergasse’s life could be a musical. He started dancing every day in his mom’s studio since he was bar…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Why Rock & Roll on Broadway is here to stay.

Rock musicals ain’t no new thing. They came onto the scene in the late ’60s with Hair and then came into their own with Superstar and more in the ’70s. They didn’t dominate our i…

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