It’s gonna be “Game Night” on Broadway. What’s next?

The corporations are coming!  The corporations are coming! First it was Disney, which made the most sense since their properties were already musicals (with musical theater writing teams, by the way). Then it was the movie companies. And when one of those movie companies (hint – it rhymes with Schmuniversal) announced that its biggest Broadway show (hint …

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What Broadway does that tours should do, and a “Will it Recoup?” update!

When a Broadway show recoups its capitalization, the Producer and the Press Agent scream it from the hills like they were Mel Gibson in Braveheart going into battle.  “Recooooooooouuuuuupppppment!!!!” And they should. Recouping a Broadway show ain’t easy, so everyone involved (including the artists and actors, btw) should be so proud of what they’ve done.  (And besides, …

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I wanna play too!

We’re a game-playing society . . . and I’m not just talking about the psychological ones agents try to play on producers when negotiating contracts. Everything’s more fun when it’s a game. Learning how to spell, driving long distances (punch buggy!), and even dieting.  People like to win, to finish, to reach their goal . …

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