Monday, February 18, 2019

Podcast Episode 178 — Broadway Licensing President, Sean Cercone

If you listen to this podcast, in the midst of Sean’s passion for our art form, you’ll hear a lot of data and stats roll off his tongue like he was a baseball nerd talking about …

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Podcast Episode 178 — Broadway Licensing President, Sean Cercone by Reilly Hickey

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/958349-episode-178-sean-cercone.mp3   If you listen to this podcast, in the midst of Sean’s passion for our art form, you’ll hear a lot of …

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Broadway Producer Pick List for 2018!

It’s that time of year, readers!  It’s Producer Pick List time! Don’t have a @#$%ing clue what I’m talking about? Ok, let me recap. We get a ton of scripts submitted…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

My Whiteboard Workshop Episode #14: The 3 Keys to a Super Demo

Watch this episode of the White Board Workshop for my “3 Keys to a Super Demo” for your musical! I hope you enjoy and if you do, share it.  And if you want to see the past thirt…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 2/10/2019: A Slight Uptick in Grosses Sets the Stage for the Spring Season

Grosses this week were up by about 4% and attendance was just slightly higher improving by 5%. Overall, most shows posted increases. The biggest jumps came from Phantom of the Opera, Kink…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Podcast Episode 177 – A Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer Who Also Trains Broadway Producers.

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/950748-episode-177-tom-viertel.mp3 Tom Viertel has produced some of the biggest hits that Broadway has seen, including The Producers, Hairspray and more.…

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Podcast Episode 177 – A Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer Who Also Trains Broadway Producers.

Tom Viertel has produced some of the biggest hits that Broadway has seen, including The Producers, Hairspray and more.    But what I love about his trajectory is that he got his start p…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

What Marie Kondo can teach you about rewriting your script.

If you don’t know who Marie Kondo is, then you’re probably living under a very untidy rock. Marie Kondo is the author of the bestselling The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up an…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The latest addition to our Development Slate.

Yesterday, I announced a project that I’ve been bursting at the “scenes” to talk about. I’ve always been a fan of Harry Belafonte, but it wasn’t until I had th…

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Broadway Grosses w/e 2/3/2019: Going Deep for the Deep Freeze

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending February 4, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Podcast Episode 176 – Two Time Tony Award-Winning Composer/Lyricist, Maury Yeston

There was one disappointing thing that I kept thinking during the recording of my podcast with Maury Yeston. During the recording of my podcast with the two time Tony winner, I kept think…

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Podcast Episode 176 – Two Time Tony Award-Winning Composer/Lyricist, Maury Yeston

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/943797-episode-176-maury-yeston.mp3 There was one disappointing thing that I kept thinking during the recording of my podcast with Maury Yeston. During the…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Items Remaining at Theater

Platform/risers: 1 unit: 35.5” x 8’8” 8 units: 35.5” x 8’ 2 units: 5’ x 6’ 1 unit:  4’ x 6’1” 1 unit: 32” x 64” 1 unit: 3’ x 8’ 1 unit: 4’ x 4’ 6 stair ste…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

A Tip Of The Hat To Hollywood for Their Latest Heroes.

Over the last few years, Hollywood has taken a lot of slings and arrows for its lack of diversity and inclusion, in front of the camera as well as behind.  And while I’m proud to say …

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

GUEST BLOG: An American in the U.K. by Jessica Rose McVay

Johnathan Larson wrote it best in Rent: “New York City. Center of the Universe…” So why after 5 years in New York did London call me away to start over from scratch? Here are the five…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 01/27/2019: Caution: Broadway May Be Icy

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending January 21, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Podcast Episode 175 – Composer-Lyricist and Winner of So Many Awards, Ryan Scott Oliver

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/934633-episode-175-ryan-scott-oliver.mp3   With apartments as small as they are in this city, I’m not sure where Ryan Scott Oliver keeps all hi…

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Podcast Episode 175 – Composer-Lyricist and Winner of So Many Awards, Ryan Scott Oliver

  With apartments as small as they are in this city, I’m not sure where Ryan Scott Oliver keeps all his trophies. Because Ryan has won just about every single award an emerging …

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Top 100 Theater Books Every Theater Maker Should Read.

I came up with the idea for this blog 17 months ago. That’s how long it took to curate it. The title says it all.  The list below contains 100 books that I think every theater maker s…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

My Whiteboard Workshop Episode #13: How To Write A One Person Show . . . Fast.

Hey PP readers! For the last 3 months or so, I’ve been hosting a new series on the ol’ Facebook called “The Whiteboard Workshop” where I write whiteboard tips on ever…

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Broadway Grosses w/e 01/20/2019: Dodging the First Snow of 2019

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending January 21, 2018. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Podcast Episode 174 – Pulitzer Prize Winner, Alfred Uhry

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/926927-episode-174-pulitzer-prize-winner-alfred-uhry.mp3   I first met Alfred Uhry when I was company managing the reading and the workshop of Parade,…

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Podcast Episode 174 – Pulitzer Prize Winner, Alfred Uhry

I first met Alfred Uhry when I was company managing the reading and the workshop of Parade, the musical he wrote with Jason Robert Brown, years before it made it to Broadway. Shows undergo…

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Long Story Made Short: We’re Having A Sale Of Stuff At Our Theater.

Ok, this is kind of breaking news, but I’m not going to dwell on it too much.  Because business (and life) is about moving forward. As of February 1st, The Davenport Theater, which I …

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Five Books I’ve Read 2x in the Past 12 Months

It’s one thing to read a book once. But it takes an extra special book to read twice. Go on. Take a moment. Think about all the books you’ve read more than once.  I’d bet …

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

5 Things I Learned About The London Theater Scene At My Social.

Now that was fun. So, I’ll admit.  I’ve done about a dozen of my “socials” around the world over the past 10 years and five minutes before the start of each and eve…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

GUEST BLOG: Tips for Applying to the BMI Workshop by Patrick Cook (with Frederick Freyer)

In the spring of 1983, Allan Becker ushered me into a windowless room on West 57th Street where I found myself facing Ed Kleban, Alan Menken, Maury Yeston, Skip Kennon, and Richard Engquist.…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 01/14/2019: As Four Shows Pack It In, Broadway Goes into Hibernation

In the first non-holiday week of 2019, grosses continued to slim for the street and for most productions. Four fewer shows on the boards meant a 15% drop in overall grosses to $32M. Overall…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Podcast Episode 173 – Broadway Dance Arranger and More, David Chase

https://www.buzzsprout.com/123341/918168-episode-173-david-chase.mp3   Like Beetlejuice, David Chase has appeared. His name had been uttered at least three times by so many of my previ…

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Podcast Episode 173 – Broadway Dance Arranger and More, David Chase

Like Beetlejuice, David Chase has appeared. His name had been uttered at least three times by so many of my previous podcast guests that I had to have him on. And as you’ll hear in thi…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Introducing a “Revival” of our Davenport Reading Series!

Back in 2010, we started a reading series in our rehearsal room due to the number of submissions of great developing work we received that wasn’t for us, but we felt should be seen. …

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