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So close I can taste the tax breaks.

If you asked Producers in town what they’d ask for if the genie from Aladdin came down and granted them three wishes, they’d probably say . . . lower stagehand costs, no discount tickets, and tax breaks for Broadway Investors. Yesterday, they’d all be pipe dreams. But today, one of them is getting closer and …

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Why the Veronica Mars movie backers got screwed.

If you haven’t heard, Rob Thomas, the creator of the Veronica Mars television series, launched a “Make The Movie of VM” Kickstarter campaign recently, in an effort to make the $2mm necessary to fund the film. Yep, that’s right, I said Veronica Mars . . . the popular three-season TV series produced by those two …

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If they don’t go to opening night, then who should?

A friend of mine, and to protect the innocent, let’s call that friend . . . uh . . . me . . . was recently offered a chance to invest $50k into a Broadway musical.  A high unit price, but fairly typical for a higher priced musical. While I wasn’t sure it was for …

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