Whether you know it or not, we’ve been at war for years.
Our enemy? The discount sites . . . the code farms . . . those not-so-secret online destinations where customers, some of whom might have paid full price to see your show, can now find a cheaper way in.
Discounts have their place [...]
I stumbled on this website recently that had a bunch of great tips on writing from folks like David Ogilvy and Henry Miller . . . but it was Ol’ Kurt Vonnegut’s tips on writing a short story that seemed also incredibly applicable to playwrighting.
Because I think Kurt was a pretty smart [...]
Before I begin this blog, let me say, I believe brokers have a place in our business. And in most businesses, actually. The free market system should allow an individual or a business to purchase something and then sell it for a higher price if the market so demands.
That said, if the market goes [...]
Whenever I scan a production budget for a new show, and see that hefty figure allocated to the opening night party, the scrooge in me always takes over and wonders, “What if we didn’t have a party? We could put all that money into media to sell more tickets. Or just return [...]
Thanks to the glorious thing that is cable television, I watched one of my favorite 80s movies over the weekend . . . Wargames . . . starring none other than Nice Work if You Can Get It’s Matthew Broderick.
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