Why Your Show Could Go Down In Flames Like Rebecca

Date September 30, 2012

I’ve been getting calls recently from people wanting to talk about the Rebecca debacle. Recent articles have also targeted A Christmas Story’s Broadway financing challenges. And anyone remember the Funny Girl revival last season? You might be asking yourself … these shows have been in the works for years, so why couldn’t these producers get [...]

I AM THE 8%

Date August 24, 2012

In a recent blog, Ken Davenport noted the severe lack of young commercial theater producers. His figure for “producers under 40” came it at a paltry 8%. As a member of that 8% I’m not in the least surprised by that statistic. There are a lot of misconceptions floating around about the glamorous lives of [...]

Don’t Bank on a Musical Fluke

Date January 23, 2012

If I had a dollar for every writer or producer I’ve met who’s said: “I’m going to take my [insert your obscure, small, irreverent, etc show] to Broadway. It’s sure to be a hit because [insert Next To Normal, Spring Awakening, Book of Mormon, Rent] was a hit!” …I could practically fund each of their [...]

To Pick A Winning Musical, Follow Your Heart

Date December 19, 2011

At Sardi’s last week I ran across a much maligned theater columnist who, though quick to skewer the latest Broadway offerings, also knows more about about theater than just about anyone I’ve ever met. While he’s quick to point out the showbiz losers, I was curious to know what he recommends to producers who are [...]

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