About two and a half years ago, I blogged about New York City Opera’s shocking move out of Lincoln Center to . . . nowhere.
It didn’t take a Harvard MBA to know what that meant . . . that fat lady was taking a big old breath and getting ready to [...]
We've all heard the expression, "Show Doctor", right? You know, that Director or Writer who joins a troubled production out-of-town, or in previews, with the goal of providing the creative changes necessary to save a sinking show.
You ever wonder why some shows don't have Producer doctors? Imagine . . [...]
In the Op-Ed section of the January 1st edition of the NY Times, far from the Arts pages, was a great piece from the daughter of the Producer of one of the most infamous flops in Broadway history, Via Galactica (who went on to help put together Memphis). Not only does [...]
It's ironic, don't you think? We spend this one day pounding back slices of turkey, and we spend the rest of the year trying to avoid producing one.
And why do we call a flop a turkey anyway? Why not an owl? Or a swallow?
Well, these are [...]
When discussing his unfortunate flop, 1971's Lolita, My Love (closed OOT in Boston), John Barry, one of the most celebrated film composers of all time (he wrote the theme to Somewhere In Time) had this honest and objective comment about this own work.
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