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End of Q3 Broadway Grosses and Attendance Results for the 2014-15 Season

The end of the 3rd quarter is my favorite.  First, it means that spring is around the corner.  And second, it signifies the beginning of our “kick” toward the end of the year. Will we top last year’s results?  Will we take a step back?  How will this year’s crop of spring shows affect the bottom lines? The 3rd quarter officially ended last year with week #39, so forgive me for this tardy analysis (there was a lot of newsy stuff last week that deserved timely posts – and the first rule of bloggin’ is talk about stuff that people …

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Podcast Episode #9 – The view from a theater owner’s office: a candid chat with Jordan Roth.

You probably think you know what theater owners do. It’s in their moniker – they just own theaters, right?  So all they do is sit atop their perch and decide what shows to let occupy their landmarked buildings and then have lunch at Sardi’s as the rent rolls in. Right? I guess they could do that.  But none of the theater owners I know do.  With great power comes great responsibility.  Theater owners are the curators of Broadway.  They are the protectors of the tradition.  They guarantee all of our futures. And Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, takes that …

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The Sunday Giveaway: A signed copy of the Side Show cast album!

Thank goodness the business of recording cast albums is a heck of a lot more economical than producing Broadway shows. Because if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t have permanent “records” of seminal Broadway productions, including the rave-received recent revival of Side Show.   But thankfully there is a unique biz model in the cast album system (especially in the DIY world we live in – I was able to do a cast album of my upcoming Gettin’ The Band Back Together so we’ll have something to sell on first preview when we open on Broadway). And thankfully, for you guys, I’ve got a free …

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The Most Popular Posts of the Month: February

Time for that monthly summary of what got your attention last month here at The Producer’s Perspective: The most read post of the month: 5 Things the Tony Awards can learn from The Oscars. The most commented on post of the month: Hamilton’s moving on up. What would you have done? And . . . The comment of the month is from Roy O’Neil and was in response to If you want to work in the theater, you have to net-work in the theater. Start Saturday! It’s not who you know – it’s who knows you. And nobody does if you don’t get out …

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