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This Sunday, It’s Off Broadway Shark Tank!

They beat me to it. I’ve been brainstorming a way to do a live Broadway Shark Tank, and were just getting ready to firm up the details, when, leave it to those crafty folks over at the Off Broadway Alliance to beat me to it.  (Goes to show you, sometimes launching first, and perfecting second is the best way to go – especially when you’re dealing with a “hot” topic of an idea.) But in this case, who cares about who came up with it first, because this is just awesome for everyone. This Sunday, at high noon, the Off …

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6 Reasons why the State of the Union is like Opening Night of a Broadway Show.

Politics is one of the greatest stages in the world.  And every year, we see one helluva show when the President addresses Congress and The Country World with his State of the Union address. It’s got all sorts of drama built in, and as I watched President Obama do his yearly duty last night, I couldn’t help but think that it reminded me of a Broadway opening night. So here are my six reasons why the State of the Union is like a Broadway opening night: 1.  IT STARTS LATE The advertised curtain time was 9:00 PM, but the President didn’t …

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This is not a dog. Or Ceci n’est pas un chien.

Made ya look, didn’t it? The dog in the photo on this blog, artistically frozen in mid walk, stands outside the 72nd Street Subway Station, making passerbys (like this producer-blogger) do double takes.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of art that has been dropped onto New York City streets. (Remember those crazy cows?  What the udder was that?) The piece is called “Stray Dog” by Tony Matelli, and from what I heard, there are a few of these lost puppy dogs roaming ’round the city. So why did it get my attention, and how can we take its street techniques and …

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Cats

Podcast Episode #3 – Broadway General Manager Nina Lannan on managing and more.

I’m one of the fortunate folks who have had the pleasure of working for Broadway GM and Executive Producer Nina Lannan, when I held the Company Manager post on Thoroughly Modern Millie and Gypsy.  (In case you didn’t know, Nina is the co-founder of Bespoke Theatricals and has a line of management credits longer than the lines at women’s restroom at intermission that include all sorts of shows from Cats to Mamma Mia! and the upcoming School of Rock.) I learned so much during my few years as her management foot soldier, and I wanted you to get just a sample of what I got every single day, …

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