new year

My New Year’s Resolution – what’s yours?

Let me be one of the first to wish you all a Happy New Year! I love New Year’s.  It’s my favorite holiday, and probably the favorite holiday of most entrepreneurs out there. It represents a new beginning, a chance to take stock of where you are, and make plans (aka resolutions) about where you …

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producer winner

Who is the Producer of the Year? WINNER ANNOUNCED!

  We had a record number of votes in this year’s POTY contest, and it was a very, very tight race (reminded me of the Millie vs. Urinetown Tony battle royale in 2002). But the winner, with no recount necessary, is . . . none other than . . . Superhero Producer, Michael Cohl! Congratulations, …

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top 10

My Top 10 Broadway Moments from 2011

It’s that time of year . . . for Champagne Toasts, New Year’s Resolutions and Top 10 Lists!  So here’s mine! The following is a list of my top 10 Broadway Moments from the past drama-filled year (That’s the one constant about our constantly changing biz – great drama is both on and off the …

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But Mom, Chicago has it! Why can’t we?

Yessiree, that sound you hear is me whining so hard you serve me with a glass of chablis and a side of brie. I know, I know, a whiner is not very flattering, but look at what one of my Chicago-born staffers found right off the Magnificent Mile in Chi-town!  When you see it, you’ll …

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hollywood money

Movies down. Broadway up.

I’ll admit it, sometimes I get a little jealous of our sister industry out there in La-La Land.  After all, it’s easy to think that Hollywood’s older but smaller brother known as Broadway has it a lot tougher in today’s economic and cultural market. But do we? According to the end of year figures released …

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