There’s no labor in Broadway. But there’s no Broadway without it.

To most people in the US, Labor Day means one thing.  A day off. It’s a day of BBQs that signal the end of summer, back to school, and no more summer Fridays. When I first entered the Broadway work force, Labor Day meant another thing:  Holiday Pay (As an ATPAM member, we got a little extra in our paycheck on certain holidays – the theory being that unlike the regular work force, we didn’t get a long weekend - since the Broadway eight show a week schedule remains the same no matter what week it is). But Labor Day isn’t …

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The Most Popular Posts of the Month: August

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: 10 Shows that Stand Out at the Fringe – 2014 The most commented on post of the month: How about YOU pick the logo for my Next Broadway Show! And . . . The comment of the month is from Kristin Huffman and was in response to Another Step Forward for Online Investing. MORE POWER TO THEM! As Seth Godin said in his blog today “Part of the art of making change happen is seeing which cultural tropes are past their prime …

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piece of my heart

The Sunday Giveaway: Two tickets to Piece of My Heart Off Broadway!

I’m officially a married man! But before I head off for my honeymoon . . . we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away. One piece of marriage advice my wife (!) and I keep hearing is to give each other our hearts.  And this week’s giveaway is appropriately titled Piece of My Heart. Want to win two tickets to see this Bert Berns themed Off Broadway musical?  Comment below with your best marriage advice for a pair of newlyweds. Tracy and I will pick our favorite.  And now, let the honeymoon begin!   (Got a comment? I love ‘em, …

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Who won the tickets to Modern Times with the NY Philharmonic?

I know showing films with an orchestra playing live is only one thing that the NY Phil does every year, but somebody should do this all the time.  I get all giddy thinking about hearing a 50 piece orchestra play some of your suggestions for this week’s giveaway:  Oliver, Fantasia . . . or Moulin Rouge! But the winner of this week’s giveaway, the guy that will be taking the tickets, and hopefully taking a hot date to see Modern Times with the NY Philharmonic is . . . Nelson M.! Congrats, Nelson!   Email me to get your tickets. Oh, and, …

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Why in the wind is the weather so scary.

If you’re like me, and you get your daily weather report from The Weather Channel’s, then you might think the sky is falling.  Literally. Take a look at the headlines that have appeared on the homepage over the last week: Why Scientists Are Worried About Yellowstone Tropical Threat, The Next Move Most Powerful Earthquake in Decades Hammers California Entire Town Running Out of Water Gulf of Mexico:  Tropical Threat Ahead WARNING:  Threat Brewing in the Gulf Dangerous Storms Ahead Scary, right?  Not a single positive, good times, sunny day, headline in the bunch. Why? Because someone at The Weather …

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