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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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Violet Bus Stanford

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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Broadway Ball of Twine

A Super Sized Soap Opera comes to an end.

I don’t usually blog about every closing announcement that comes down the pike.  Maybe, just maybe, I’ll tweet about one every now and then. But this isn’t just any closing announcement. This is Spider-Man‘s closing announcement. That’s right, citizens of Gotham.  The biggest musical Broadway has ever seen just announced that it will be closing …

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Broadway Thursday Matinee

The Wednesday Matinee may not be just for Wednesdays anymore.

Looking for something to do on a Thursday afternoon?  Finally, you can put “See a Broadway Show” on your list of possible to-dos. At long last, a triumvirate of Broadway shows are leading the alternative-performance-time charge and adding Thursday matinees to their regularly scheduled program.  Mamma Mia!, Phantom of the Opera, and Cinderella collectively announced that commencing April …

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