Monday, September 27, 2021

Congratulations to The Tony Award-winning TheaterMakers by Ken Davenport

Well, it finally happened. Last night, the Davenport clan watched the 74th Annual Tony Awards. It wasn’t a typical Tonys (and maybe that’s a good thing). But it was a TONYS!!!!!!     …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 04:00PM
Saturday, September 25, 2021

How to Watch This Year’s Tony Awards by Ken Davenport

It’s Tony Awards weekend! If you’re like me, and I’m guessing you are, then you’ve been waiting for the 74th annual Tony Awards (which are technically last year’s) for a very long …

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Friday, September 24, 2021

September 24, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Hamilton at the Emmys The era of multi-medium theater is alive and well! With specials like Hamilton on Disney+, Diana…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Join the Free TheaterMakers Facebook Group Today. by Ken Davenport

I get asked a lot of questions. But there’s one question I get asked All. Of. The. Time. “What does a Producer actually do?” And although I do a lot of different things, I’ve narrowe…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Broadway’s Biggest Reopening Yet A major welcome home is due for the companies of Wicked, Hamilton, The Lion King, C…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Why We Keep Watching SVU (And What We Can Learn From It) by Ken Davenport

If you’re like me, then you have access to over 1,000 channels of television, streaming and more. And yet, somehow, you always wind up back on Law & Order: SVU  (Insert “dum, dum”…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, September 13, 2021

“Places, Please.” by Ken Davenport

At the TheaterMakersSummit last year, with over 1,000 people present, we made a prediction. We made a prediction by choosing the theme of THIS YEAR’s summit a year in advance. With no vacc…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:44AM

Podcast Episode #250: An Important Announcement by Ken Davenport

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 4 Minutes LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Amazo…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Farewell To The Leader and Legend, Liz McCann (1931-2021) by Ken Davenport

What we forget about the theater, and especially Broadway, is that it’s not that old of an industry. And the people who built it are still among us. Sadly, we lost one of the pioneering le…

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September 10, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . . 1 – Broadway Returns An incredible insight to how the theater came back and the energy that is to come as we move forward. Wh…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 10:00AM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Take The “Places, Please” Challenge to Jump Start Your TheaterMaking. by Ken Davenport

One of the most fun and most productive events we had this year was our “Take Charge of Your ’21” Challenge in January. Over 500 TheaterMakers joined us to hear tips and strategies on …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, September 6, 2021

Podcast Episode #249: Answering 10 FAQs on Broadway Investing by Ken Davenport

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 21 Minutes   LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts A…

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Friday, September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Broadway Theater Safety “Our building is the safest building you can walk into.” Read more below about how Pass Ov…

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

[ANNOUNCEMENT] Applications now open for our 2nd Annual Dr. Kenny Encouragement Fund Scholarship for TheaterMakers! by Ken Davenport

I can’t believe it. It has already been a year and a half since my Dad passed. It has been hard to say the least, but, I also have to tell you . . . since he left us on Easter Sunday in 20…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:15AM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Have You Seen The New Broadway Marketing Campaign. by Ken Davenport

If you are unsure of what Broadway is? THIS. IS. BROADWAY. That tagline, and the film below, is the foundation for the new marketing campaign for the return of Broadway. It was put together …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, August 30, 2021

Podcast Episode #248: Broadway’s Advantage To Its Comeback by Reilly Hickey

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 9 Minutes   LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Am…

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Friday, August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Jeremy O. Harris Commission Life imitates art imitates life imitates . . . you get the idea. And in this case, real li…

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

RESEARCH ALERT: How many locations are in the average musical anyway? by Ken Davenport

I’ve read a lot of scripts. It’s one of the best parts of the job. The excitement of swiping past the first page . . . hoping I’m about to find the next Hamilton. It’s the producer…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 01:35PM
Monday, August 23, 2021

Podcast Episode #247: My Revised Look At What Broadway’s Recovery Will Look Like by Ken Davenport

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 10 Minutes   LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts A…

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Friday, August 20, 2021

August 20, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .   1 – Pass Over Rush Policy Broadway is back and so is one of its most exciting practices . . . rush tickets! Read all about…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, August 19, 2021

My Job by Ken Davenport

Someone asked me what I did yesterday. I was about to launch into my usual long-winded description of a Producer’s tasks. Then, instead, I blurted out . . . “I get people in a room.” T…

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Podcast Episode #246: An Off Broadway Model On Broadway by Ken Davenport

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 9 Minutes LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Amazo…

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Friday, August 13, 2021

August 13, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . . 1 – Broadway League Not Reporting Grosses 2021-22 season How does that Godspell lyric go? Day by day by day by . . . you get …

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

My reaction to the vaccination and mask mandate at Broadway shows. by Ken Davenport

If you haven’t heard, Broadway announced that if you want to see a Broadway show this fall, you need proof of vaccination AND a mask. My reaction? Best seen in this post on Instagram. View…

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Podcast Episode #245: The Best Advice I Received At The Start of the Broadway Shutdown by Ken Davenport

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE:  5 Minutes   LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts …

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Friday, August 6, 2021

August 6, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . . 1 – NYC Announces Vaccine Mandate for Indoor Activities I told you New York would follow the cultural lead! Following The Bro…

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

What you’re worried about when raising money. by Ken Davenport

Last week, I posted a question to find out what was worrying TheaterMakers about raising money. In a pandemic. We had a slew of responses . . . which inspired me.   Why? Because it told me…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Monday, August 2, 2021

Podcast Episode #244: What TheaterMakers Can Learn From Simone Biles by Ken Davenport

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE:  7 Minutes LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Podcast Network Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Ama…

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Friday, July 30, 2021

If you’re raising money for theater, read this . . . by Ken Davenport

TheaterMakers around the world have had a LOT to worry about over the last 18 months. And when one worry passed, another one popped up. Am I right?  (You don’t have to answer that. Becaus…

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July 30, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week by Ken Davenport

Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . . 1 – CDC Recommends Continued Mask Wearing Indoors By now we know that our “new normal” looks different almost every day. …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Thursday, July 29, 2021

My Revised Look At What Broadway’s Recovery Will Look Like by Ken Davenport

Things have changed since May of 2020. Shoot, things have changed since yesterday! But since May of 2020, when I first posted my “What The Broadway Recovery Will Look Like” series? Well,…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM

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