The 1st ever Crowd-Funded Broadway musical. And it’s got your name on it. (UPDATED 2019)
Yes, it’s true. We’re doing it.
But before I go into the details, here’s the backstory.
The world of financing projects of all shapes and sizes has been changing at an alarming rate over the last decade.
Thanks to entrepreneurs like Guillaume Colboc and Benjamin Pommeraud, as well as my bloggin’ hero Seth Godin and his book Tribes, the guys at Kickstarter.org and, of course, the King of Crowd-Funding himself, Barack Obama, a new era in bringing people with a common vision together has been born.
We’ve even talked about it on this blog on several occasions . . . and we’ve even wondered, “Can we apply this to Broadway?”
Well, guess what? We can. It just took a few extra lawyers and a few extra hours to figure out a new way of doing things. (I even had to pass a Series 63 Exam to become a Securities Agent!)
So, it is with great pleasure that I officially announce to all of you first, that my upcoming Broadway revival of Godspell will be the first-ever Crowd-Funded, or as I like to call it, “Community-Funded,” Broadway musical.
To be honest, I’ve had this idea for several years, but I was just waiting for the right show. And Godspell is the perfect show for this concept. As Stephen Schwartz said to me, “Godspell is essentially about a community of people coming together.” It just makes sense to bring together the largest community of Producers ever to mount this historic 40th Anniversary production.
As you know, investing in a Broadway musical is something that is usually only available to a select group of people at very high investment thresholds.
But everywhere I go, I meet people who I know would love the opportunity to invest in a Broadway musical and become Broadway Producers themselves, despite the obvious risks, if they only knew how, and if only the entry point was more affordable.
Godspell is for all those people.
Traditionally, the price of one investing unit in a Broadway show has been as high as $10,000, $25,000 or even $100,000.
One unit in Godspell is only $100. (FYI, there is a minimum purchase of 10 units per investor)
Now, in the subject of this post I said this show had your name on it. Here’s how:
in Godspell shall receive a limited liability company interest in The Godspell, LLC,
per our Offering Circular as qualified with the Securities and Exchange
Commission of the United States.*
In addition, every single investor, no matter how much he or she invests, will have his or her name listed on a poster outside of our Broadway theater.
Yep, you’re going to get billing.
And every single investor will also have their name listed on a new website created exclusively for this community, PeopleofGodspell.com, as well as his or her photo, hometown, a quote, and links to their Facebook and Twitter profiles.
What do you think? Fun, right?
There may even be opportunities for opening night performance and gala tickets, complimentary tickets to previews, invitations to private cast functions and more.
If you’re interested in joining me and the other members of the community in this incredibly unique and historic production, visit www.PeopleOfGodspell.com today or click here. Please note, this is a limited offer because there is only a finite quantity of units available. If you are interested, I encourage you to contact me through the link above as soon as possible. I’ve announced it publicly here on my blog first, so that my readers could have the first opportunity to participate . . . after all, our conversations helped inspire it.
Click here to learn more about joining the community. And maybe I’ll see you on opening night!
Oh, and yes, every investor gets one of the buttons in this photograph.
Join The People of Godspell today. It’s the first-ever Community Produced Broadway Musical.
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