gamification broadway

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 . . . in the game of life. Games have always been used in marketing, but thanks to the video game generation, we’re in the midst of a gamification explosion.  The simple axiom is this:  Get people to play your games, and they’ll be more engaged …

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Who won my Tony Pool and the iPad Mini?

We had another record number of entries in my Tony Pool this year, so thanks to all of you for playing. And boy, you guys are some good pickers, because we had a lot of people with 17, 18, 19 . . . and even 20 right! (I had a pretty good year, nailing 18 of them on the money.  Not as good as the Tony Pool majority choices, which got 19.  But hey, at least I beat the damn psychic.  Miss Rose only got 11.)   This year, we had FIVE people tie for first place with 20 out …

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Win an iPad in my 2012 Producer’s Perspective Tony Pool!

What do you get when you cross The Tony Awards with an iPad? My 2012 Tony Pool! Yep, it’s that time of year . . . time for you to be the Tony Voter. Now remember, unlike Tony Voters who vote for what they think is best (!), in my Tony Pool, you’re going after your own gold . . . La Pad de I.  That means, you’re going to pick what you THINK will win, not what you WANT to win.  For example, if I was entering, I wouldn’t be writing in Godspell on every line, even though I’m …

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Win $500 in our 10 Minute Play Contest!

I like to play games. And games are a great way to get your mind going. So, in order to get writing minds going, we thought we’d sponsor a game that could end up paying you for your writing. And here’s the thing, it doesn’t have to be a three act opera, or a two act musical, or even a 90 minute one-acter. We’re looking for 10 minute plays!  And the best one is gonna win $500! And then, get this, we’re going to host all the plays in our studios and perform them for anyone that wants to come …

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What? No “Will It Recoup” this year? Is this a trend?

Hey, don’t blame me. I wanted to play Will It Recoup.  After all, we’ve done it for three years in a row, and I have just as much fun as you do trying my luck at “Fantasy Broadway”. If you’re new to the blog and don’t know what Will It Recoup is, here’s the short story.  Every Spring for the past three years I’ve posted a list of the limited run commercial plays opening and asked you to guess which ones you thought would recoup, and the person who got the most right answers would win some sort of a …

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