My name is Ken Davenport.  I’m a Broadway Producer whose credits include: Mothers and SonsThe Bridges of Madison CountyKinky Boots (Tony Award), Macbeth starring Alan CummingGodspellChinglishOleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome AmericaBlithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, and 13, as well as Altar BoyzMy First TimeThe Awesome 80s Prom, and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage Off-Broadway.  Before Producing I worked as the Company Manager on Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, Thoroughly Modern Millie and as the Associate Company Manager on RagtimeCandide and Show Boat.  (I’m also the Producer from that iPhone commercial.My upcoming projects include an adaptation of the novel and film Somewhere in TimeGettin’ the Band Back Together which premiered at George Street Playhouse last fall, a revival of Pulitzer Prize winning The Great White Hope and the musical Daddy Long Legs.

In addition to Producing, I created and developed the Broadway board game, Be A Broadway Star, as seen on “The Today Show,” and a smartphone app called AT THE BOOTH™, which has been featured on Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List.”  I also run a number of theatrical websites including DidHeLikeIt.comBestOfOffBroadway.comand  I released the award winning These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue, a documentary on one of the top unsigned rock bands in the country, was named one of Crain’s “Forty Under 40″ and am one of the co-organizers of TEDxBroadway.  I also own rehearsal studios and an Off Broadway theatre!

As you probably already know, there aren’t many places that teach you how to produce theater on Broadway or Off-Broadway or anywhere for that matter!  I started this blog for anyone who is interested in the art of producing on or Off Broadway.   And ever since I started the blog, I’ve gotten questions about all sorts of stuff relating to Broadway shows, from how to create a budget, (start by mastering Excel), to how much an ad in the New York Times costs (too much), and so on.  That’s when I began developing my seminars, which range from How to Raise Money for your Show to my How to Nail Your Audition Workshop and everything in between.  And if your questions aren’t covered by one of the seminars, I also offer consulting for producing, marketing, management and more.

Maybe you’re a Writer, an Artistic Director, or a General Manager who  wants to learn more about producing theatre on Broadway or Off Broadway, or maybe you want to be the next David Merrick or Cameron Mackintosh.    Reading my blog will give you some insight into producing theatre and the issues that Broadway and Off-Broadway Producers face on a daily basis.   So sign up and start reading today!

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