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End of Q2 Results for Broadway’s 2014-15 Season

If you’re new to the blog, then welcome to my quarterly analysis of Broadway grosses and attendance (The big-boy businesses on the Dow look at their “earnings” on a quarterly basis, so why not us, right?).  It’s pretty simple, actually.  At the end of each 13 week cycle (the first of which starts the week after the Tony Awards), I take a look at how we’re doing so far, compared to where we were last year. If you’re not new to the blog, don’t worry, this quarterly report will seem new, because you’ve never seen numbers like this before. Here …

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The secret of “closing” when you’re raising money.

Raising money is very similar to selling . . . anything.  That’s why I recommend you become a master salesperson if you want to become a money raising superstar and fund all your shows with ease. Recently, a consulting client of mine who I’m helping raise $2mm asked me if there was a trick or two that he could use when he was going in for the kill close to make his potential investors write the check. The answer is . . . no. There’s no magic bullet phrase or text that will hypnotize your investing lead into saying yes, just like …

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The Sunday Giveaway: An Autographed Copy of The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 2!

No tickets this week . . . but something worth a heck of a lot more:  secret, insidery, never-been-heard-before backstage stories from some of the industry’s coolest people including Bernie Telsey, Julie Taymor, and Michael Greif. Oh, and me too! I’m talking about volume 2 of The Untold Stories of Broadway, by (my former employee and the researcher for many of the blogs you’ve read right here on this site) Jennifer Ashley Tepper. If you want to win a brand spankin’ hot-off-the-press new copy, signed by the author herself, then here’s what you’ve got to do: tell me your favorite …

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Who won the tickets to Blank! The Musical?

It’s official . . . I have the funniest blog readers ’round! Last week I asked you all to give me a celebrity, a fruit, and a superpower to create the name of a new musical and you created everything from LeBron James and the Gravity-Defying Raspberry to Anne Hathaway and the Mind-Reading Tomato. But let’s get down to it, who won the tickets to Blank! The Musical? I just couldn’t pick a favorite, so the winner by random selection is Jillian T! Email me to set up your tickets.  And congrats!   (Got a comment? I love ‘em, so …

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