The revival of The Front Page revives the deadline.

Charles Isherwood jinxed it. During my podcast with The New York Times Critic, I asked him whether he thought we would ever go back to the good ol’ days when Critics actually reviewed opening night performances, instead of coming to a preview several days ahead of their review-filing deadline. His answer was a definitive “No, that’s not …

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How to market your show with no money.

I cut my theatrical teeth as a Company Manager on big-budget Broadway shows.  It’s where I learned about the business.  And boy oh boy did I get a grad-school-like education sitting around the conference table at ad meetings for shows like Chicago, Ragtime, and Thoroughly Modern Millie, with their multi-million dollar ad spends. But never did I learn more than when …

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