Don’t Tell Me You Wrote The Next Broadway Hit

Date January 14, 2013

Don’t tell me you have the next Broadway hit on your hands. You may have written a great draft of a script, have a brilliant idea for a show, or have licensed a hot movie property or musical catalog. But that alone does not a hit make. To truly have a hit on your hands [...]

Dumbing down your new musical?

Date February 10, 2012

Here’s a recurring conversation that I’ve had with several of my incredible musical theater composer colleagues. See if it sounds familiar… Me: Congrats! Your show’s been selected for a reading at “xyz” awesome festival. Composer: That’s great but I need to know who’s going to be playing the piano for the presentation. Me: We have [...]

Translating Your Musical From English to English

Date February 8, 2012

I’ve been on a fact finding field trip to London this week! I’ve had the great pleasure of seeing several exciting shows and have been meeting with my producing counterparts and industry colleagues here in the UK, many of whom are responsible for making the West End the theater mecca that it is! As far [...]

You Don’t Own Me: Fun Facts About Musical Copyrights

Date November 6, 2011

Say you’ve written a musical. You have a solid draft and you’re ready to take it to the world… A FILM PRODUCER approaches you and offers to BUY your musical script. You get a nice chunk of change upfront and bid goodbye to your project. It may make it to the screen, it may not. [...]

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