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Podcast Episode #13 – Broadway Producer and The Advocate for Artists, Tom Kirdahy.

What I love about Broadway is that there is no one path to becoming a Producer.  Everyone who gets their name above the title comes at it from their own unique angle.  We’ve got Press Agents that have become Producers, Booking Agents, Actors, and me, I took the General Management route.  And then there are the Marketers from other Industries, the Television Executives, and more. But IMHO, no one’s path is more unique and more interesting than my guest on today’s podcast, Tom Kirdahy.  Tom started his career as a lawyer.  But he wasn’t your typical lawyer.  He was a fierce …

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The Sunday Giveaway: A Free Pass to the Commercial Theater Institute’s Three Day Intensive worth $460!

There aren’t enough training programs for people who are interested in the business of Broadway.  Honestly, that’s why I started this blog and teach  seminars, and write books, because I remember what it was like when I was coming up and I wanted craved information about how to produce on Broadway or invest in Broadway or manage on Broadway and more. Back then, there was only one thing someone like me could do. And that was attend the Commercial Theater Institute’s three day weekend intensive.  The Three Day featured all of Broadway’s most powerful players speaking on all sorts of panels. …

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Who won the tickets to The Visit on Broadway?

There have been quite a few faux-historical mashups in our recent theatrical past, like the popular Off Broadway fair Freud’s Last Session, which put C.S. Lewis and Freud in the same room. I bring this up only because in this week’s giveaway, you gave me (and anyone who reads the entries) some great ideas for some new ones.  Personally, I’d love to see Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonathan Larson working on a song together.  Wouldn’t that be something? You know what else is something?  The Visit.  It started previews, and man, you haven’t seen anything like it.  And Chita?  I mean, come on. …

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The nuts and bolts (and a few screws too) of a Broadway Budget.

Since I started blogging six years ago, I’ve received countless emails from folks around the world asking for information about Broadway budgets. “Can I see one?” “How much does scenery cost?” “What the eff is a recoupment schedule and how do you calculate it?” It was all these questions and the e-piles more that got me to hold my very first Webinar last October which I aptly named, Breakin’ Down A Broadway Budget.  And it was awesome.  I put together a PowerPoint, went through an actual Broadway budget line by line, and filled in the online and on-the-phone audience with …

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