Why Godspell, Why Now? Washington gives me a reminder.

I got an email from a reader who had already bought tickets to Godspell who told me she couldn’t wait to see it again. ¬†She talked about the score, the joy, and more. This reader knew all the reasons why she was so excited to see the show coming back (one of which was that it was the first show she ever saw, and now she was excited to bring her kids so it could be their “first” too) . . . but she was curious as to some of my motivations for bringing back the show as well. I …

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What the financial reform bill means to Broadway investors and you.

Most of us don’t pay a lot of attention to what happens in D.C. ¬†Sometimes it feels like Broadway is a magical place, and what happens with governmental financial reform doesn’t affect us. Well, tucked deep in the recently-signed-into-law, 2300-page Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, was a change to the definition of ‘Accredited Investor’ that will have an impact on how Broadway and Off-Broadway producers raise money. First, some background. In 1933, in the wake of the Great Depression, congress passed the ‘Securities Act of 1933′ and for the first time offered federal regulation of the sale …

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