The Sunday Giveaway: Two tickets to Blank! the Musical off Broadway!

I love me some improv. Some of my most jaw dropping moments in decades of theater going weren’t watching the helicopter take off in Saigon, or the entire Sunset Boulevard house rise like the Ghost of Claudius . . . nope, some of the most thrilling moments have been watching the country’s most skilled improv performers like The Nuclear Family and Baby Wants Candy blow my mind with their ability to make @#%$ up on the spot. There’s nothing cooler or more creative (it’s why I used improv to create The Awesome 80s Prom, Gettin’ The Band Back Together and the web series I’m shooting as I type). You know what …

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Who won Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Diary Volume #1?

Well, I think we got enough entries into this week’s giveaway to produce The Producer’s Perspective Broadway Diary Volume #1 – 10! Thanks for regaling me with your stories of impromptu nakedness, sticking your foot in your mouth with Joe Papp, and more (read ‘em here). But my favorite, and the winner of the Seth’s Broadway Diary was submitted by Brenda Chapman!  For those of you who missed it, here’s Brenda’s story: In our High School production of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo “died,” with his dagger beneath him, where Juliet couldn’t reach. As she was about to try choking herself to …

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First Colony Records and now they take our Chicken Soup???

It was two years ago (time doesn’t fly, it rockets by) that Colony Records announced it was closing its doors forever.  It was a sad day, of course, especially for those of us who shopped there as young actors (this guy) or those tourists who were looking for a signed Alf poster. The closing meant the end of an era and the change in our industry (who buys CDs and sheet music anymore . . . and Alf?). I’m sad to report that another era has has come and gone, as the famed Cafe Edison, with its monster matzo ball …

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To move or not to move: You Make The Call!

There’s never a dull moment on Broadway . . . even when you have a hit! In case you haven’t heard, my pinch-me-so-I-know-I’m-not-dreaming, hopefully-this-happens-more-than-once-in-a-lifetime production of It’s Only A Play announced that it’s extending! Rather than close our doors on January 4th, we’re adding another 10 weeks to the run, all the way through March 29th! And, pinch-me-yet-again, but we were lucky enough to get one my favorite “amigos,” Martin “Marty” Short, to join the company! I’d see anything Martin Short does, never mind be lucky enough to produce it (he attended the opening night of Godspell, and watching him take-in the show …

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