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Saturday’s seminar now sold out. Next one scheduled for . . .

The two last spots in this Saturday’s Get Your Show Off The Ground seminar were snatched up yesterday.  By the look of the titles of the projects we’re going to be talking about, it’s going to be a hot session. If you missed out on this seminar, sign up for the next one, which will be held on Saturday, January 8th from 2 PM – 6 PM. It’ll be the perfect way to kick off the new year. And both this Saturday’s seminar and the next will be held at our new studio!  So come check it out. For more …

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Harry Potter and The Elusive Sponsor.

Getting a sponsor for a Broadway show seems like the stuff of fantasy. At every early ad meeting for a show that I’ve worked on, someone usually pipes up that we should find a sponsor to pay for some major expense, and trade away their name in our media, tickets, etc. It’s always a great idea, and everyone around the table usually nods their head, yes.  Because in theory it makes perfect sense. Broadway shows are a highly visible, high-class product, and other big brands would definitely benefit from associating their wares with ours. So why is it so rare? …

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Serials are killers.

First of all, a little back story . . . I don’t really watch television anymore.  I’ve missed out on so many great shows over the years, that I’m catching up, series by series, and watching at my own pace. Translation?  I just started Season 3 of 24. If you’re a 24 fan (and I have to admit, I’m semi-obsessed, having changed my ringtone to the CTU ringtone, and I’ve be known to greet callers with, “This is Bauer”), then you know that each episode ends on a super-duper sometimes melodramatic cliffhanger. The goal of the cliffhangers are twofold: Get …

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10 Shows that stand out at this year’s Fringe Festival.

The thermometer hit 100 degrees last week, which can only mean one thing . . . it’s Fringe time, baby! This post is a revival of a post I did last year about the 10 shows that grabbed my attention as I flipped through the Fringe Festival catalog of shows. With over 200 shows in each year’s festival, the challenge facing all the writers and producers out there is getting their shows to stand out in a catalog that looks more cluttered than a NYC diner menu (does anyone ever order the Broiled Boston Scrod Filet at these places?). So …

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Get Your Show Off The Ground Seminar – SOLD OUT!

Thanks to the 20 folks that snatched up the slots at the GYSOTG Seminar (try and pronounce that with me . . . guy-sought-g). For everyone else that wanted to get in, I’m sorry but we are sold out. We are still taking waiting list applicants, however, in case any of the 20 have to back out. If you want to be on the waiting list, email my assistant asap at melissa@davenporttheatrical.com.  The waiting list will be treated on a first-come-first-served basis, so email asap if you still want a shot at the January seminar. Because there was such a terrific …

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