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Will Phantom ever be Revived?

The original 1957 Broadway production of West Side Story was a big hit.  It ran 732 performances. Music Man, which bested it for the Tony Award, ran 1,375 performances. The original My Fair Lady ran what seems like a whopping 2,717 performances. Let’s flash forward four or five decades and take a look at our biggest hits: Mamma Mia …

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Sometimes bad things happen to good shows.

This blog is all about trying to crack the Broadway code.  What can we do to increase our odds of success?  Research?  New economic models?  Stars? All of that analysis is essential, especially if you’re in this game for the long haul. But Broadway and all businesses are like the weather.  You can predict it all …

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American Dream

Tada! Introducing The Davenport Theatre!

They say the American Dream is to own a house. Well, I’ve had the same dream for a while.  But as you know, on Broadway and Off Broadway, we define house just a little differently. A house = a theater. And somebody should pinch me, because my American Dream just came true.  That’s right!  Woo-hoo! …

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The next generation is finding new places to do theater.

Site specific and environmental theater has always been a “thing.”  (I was one of the few that got to see Jonathan “Rent” Larson’s site specific JP Morgan Saves The Nation which was performed on the steps of a big bank downtown.) But is it me, or do much higher profile productions seem to be finding their …

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