Get Off Your Musical Theater High Horse

Date April 2, 2012

I was sitting in on tech of a Broadway show the other day and I got to hear the fabulously talented director give the cast some words of wisdom before their first preview. His advice…? DON’T BE SMUG. He reminded them that audiences can tell when actors are feeling like they are smarter than everyone [...]

A Reality Check From Sondheim And Lloyd Webber

Date February 21, 2012

The UK’s Mark Shenton wrote an enlightening article recently that I was compelled to pass along to you: http://blogs.thestage.co.uk/shenton/2012/02/from-sondheim-and-lloyd-webber-to-ivor-n/index.html Mark points out that Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, two of the most famous musical theater creators of all time, though still prolific, haven’t written a truly successful original musical in over 25 years. For [...]

Silent Musicals: Why Smartphones Kill Theater

Date February 11, 2011

I recently spent a few days with the members of The Broadway League at the biennial conference. This is where everything Broadway happens. A place where producers share tips, discuss issues relating to Broadway and Broadway tours and of course — make deals. This year, Broadway’s movers and shakers gathered in Washington D.C. so that, [...]

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