The Sunday Giveaway: Two tickets to One in a Million Off Broadway!

There’s a little known musical that has been growing up over the past couple of years, that I’ve had the privilege of observing very closely, because the Producer and Author is a consultation client of mine.

The show, entitled One in a Million began its life several years ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . Brooklyn.

Ok, that was a joke (or an attempt at one), but it’s true, isn’t it?  Doesn’t it feel like any theatrical production that isn’t on the island of Manhattan is in Sri Lanka, or on the moon?  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve witnessed this exchange between two peeps.

Producer:  “I’m doing a show!  Come see it!”

Potential Audience Member:  “Oh yeah, where is it?”

Producer:  “Brooklyn!”

Potential Audience Member’s face changes like they were just told they have to scrub the floor of the public bathrooms in Washington Square Park . . . with their tongues.

Whether it’s justified or not, that’s what people think, so I encourage my client to get One In A Million to New York City, and that’s what he did.  Since he listened to me, I had to listen to him when he asked me for a Sunday Giveaway, and I was delighted to do so.

So today I’m giving away two tickets to this brand new musical, which should be an inspiration to all of you with shows of your own looking to grow up.  What’s One In A Million about?

Have you ever played Lotto with a group of people?  Like in your office?  I know I have.  “The DTE Value Guys” was the name of the Lotto Group in my office.

Now, have you ever thought about what might happen if your office pool won?

That’s what One In A Million is all about.

And one in several thousand of you is going to win!

Here’s how:

What would you do if you won the lottery tomorrow?  What would be your first purchase?  Or the first thing you’d do with your money?  Comment with that below and you’ll be entered to win tickets to One In A Million!

 

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  • Allison Martin says:

    I would pay off my student loans, get a nicer apartment, and then take a whirlwind trip around the world!

  • AuntieF says:

    I would buy premium tickets for every show on Broadway!

  • Teri says:

    I would book a first class trip to Australia.

  • Lana M. says:

    I would start a college fund for my son & pay off the mortgage on my house!

  • Sarah Safford says:

    I would create a huge social enterprise incubator to help start worker owned coops in every sector of the economy including Broadway theater!

  • Kathleen says:

    First, I would call my attorney. I would arrange to pay all the state and federal taxes. Then I would pay off all my bills, including my mortgage. After that, assuming there are funds remaining, and the funds are sufficient, I would rent an apartment in NYC and purchase 2 tickets to all the shows, Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, workshops, readings and any other location until the funds ran out. One ticket would be for me and the other for a friend.

  • Cheryl Dzubak says:

    Our kitchen is an ugly, old kitchen. We would remodel it. Keep planning on it, but other things come up and hoped to do it this year. Next year for sure in the spring, lottery or not!

  • Victoria Forseth says:

    The first thing I would do is email you, Ken, about investing in SOMEWHERE IN TIME or GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, so I could live my dream of investing in a Broadway show…. or two.

  • LARRY ABRAMSKY says:

    IF I WON MORE THAN $100MILLION, I WOULD ESTABLISH TWO EDUCATION TRUST FUNDS TO COVER MY TWIN NIECE & NEPHEW’S COLLEGE EDUCATION EXPENSES.

    I WOULD THEN CREATE A NEW TYPE OF ORPHANAGE / BOARDING SCHOOL WHERE ORPHANS AND CHILDREN FROM DANGEROUSLY UNSTABLE HOUSEHOLDS ARE ‘TAKEN CARE OF’ : HOUSING, SCHOOLING, CLOTHES, FOOD, MEDICAL CARE (BOTH PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL)….THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION.

    IN MY HOMELAND – ISRAEL

  • Brian says:

    Pay off the bills and then arrange a night out for all of my friends. Drinks at The Ritz, followed by front row mezzanine center seats at Hedwig, then dinner at Carmine’s .

  • wendy lee klenetsky says:

    If I were EVER so lucky, the first thing this retiree would do would be to pay off my mortgage and car payments. Then, with any leftover cash, after sharing some with my Mom, I’d take a trip with my hubby of 40 years. Now all I have to do is WIN!!

  • Sue Cohen says:

    A$ $oon a$ I win the MegaMillion$ thi$ week, I am going to $et $ail on a crui$e with my hu$band $o we can plan how to inve$t the remaining fund$.

  • Nancy Paris says:

    I’d get a complete physical. …these days you need a million bucks to do that. Then I’d do my nails.

  • I would consult a good tax attorney and estate planner.
    (Family first, right?)
    But, then, there are a few friends of mine who are just barely hanging on,
    economically speaking. It would give me great joy to give them the money
    they need.
    And then I would hire Ken Davenport to produce my Shakespeare trilogy.

  • Nicole says:

    Pay my tuition

  • David Rigano says:

    I would attempt to be responsible and pay bills and stuff first and not buy tickets to every show I want to see and update all my music writing and recording software. You know, like an adult? But it would be difficult. So those are the first things I would do… hopefully in the most responsible order.

  • Tom B says:

    First thing I would do is donate a good amount to BCEFA and then plan a month long trip going to all the places I’ve dreamed of!

  • Yosi Merves says:

    Buy an apartment, and then think about investing the rest. Need some money now, but need more money for the future.

  • Ron Emerick says:

    The first thing I would do is book a trip to NYC during the week before Christmas, including tickets for at least five Broadway shows.

  • Already a WINNER!!! says:

    Buy a seat to Book of Mormon, and get a bottled water from the bar. If any money was left over I’d pay rent, bills, etc.

  • Jim Cressman says:

    I would hop on the first plane for the Big Apple and spend at week seeing great theatre.

  • burt says:

    i would establish world peace and rid the world of infectious diseases; then i would go onto the talent section

  • Dana Vance says:

    The first thing I would do is have a nice quiet dinner with my husband and then I would dig deep inside myself and answer whatever the calling was for me to do with the money. I know I would make our home more comfortable and my workspace better to create.

  • Anthony says:

    Number one is to pay off my car.

  • Leo says:

    I would pay off my student loans, invest in my parents business and produce all the musicals I’m writing!

  • Elaine says:

    I would hop on a plane — no luggage, I’ll buy everything when I get there — and bounce around Europe with my friend for as long as we want!

  • Upon winning the lottery, my first largess spurred act would be to retire all my debt and, as this sum is not unwieldly,, there will then be much contemplation for usage of the rest. Significant contributions to a Roth IRA?

  • Paula says:

    I would buy a home and give some of my winning prize money to my children. After that I would like to travel.
    Without a doubt I’d buy tickets to the shows I haven’t seen yet and repeat tickets to favorites.

  • Michele says:

    I’d invest in my first real estate development project. I’d build senior or affordable housing.

  • Jeff Miele says:

    I would put the money to my upcoming wedding in October 2015 so our parents don’t have to give us any money for it. I would then give some money to help support my parents, then boost the joint account my fiance and I hold. And then play it by ear after that. I wouldn’t want to be the only one to benefit from the win so i would try to do a lot of good with it as I would still hold my job.

  • ECP says:

    Erase debts, then establish a foundation to support Cinema, Theater, and Literary projects and initiatives to reclaim government by the people for the people.

  • Rick Hinkson says:

    pay off credit card balance.

  • Cara says:

    After handling all my debts, in pretty sure id be following Newsies across the country!! And then lots of other shows on bway!

  • Cathie says:

    When I hit it big, I’m going to invest in B’way musicals till its gone!

  • Ricardo Agcauili says:

    Would open up a chain, of unique health clubs; and make some investments, to leave money for family, after I pass on.

  • Colleen says:

    I would immediately but very calmly, go for a long run on the boardwalk. I would come home sit with a coffee and write checks to send later to family.

  • Lori says:

    I’d pay off all my debts, purchase a home and own my own business.

  • Jeryl M. says:

    I would pay off my house so I would no longer have to worry about the possibility of it being taken from me and potentially being homeless.

  • fran says:

    I would buy my dream cottage at the shore. I have a mother and her 3 children living above me without carpet on their floors. To not have to deal with their footfalls, especially on a rainy Saturday afternoon, would be heaven!

    I would plant a garden and walk along the beach. Nice life if I can get it!

  • Jessica says:

    First, I would buy myself tickets to Les Miserables, season tickets to the New York City Ballet, season tickets to all plays and concerts at Lincoln Center. Then, I would donate a large sum to my church, FAPC. Then I would pay off debt. Next, I would invest in my production company. Then I would buy myself a ticket to travel to Europe. Finally, I would invest in my future by opening a new savings account.

  • Hilary says:

    The first thing I’d spend money on? DEFINTELY tickets (front orchestra) to “The Book of Mormon” and “Wicked”
    (omg they’re so expensive!!!!)

  • Alexa B. says:

    I would buy an awesome apartment in the city and a house in the country. Then I would start investing in theater!

  • Ging says:

    If I won the lottery, regardless of the amount, the first thing I would do is contribute it to the 529 College Savings Program so that my three grand-nieces and my grand-nephew can attend college without going into debt. I’m already contributing now but the lottery would really help. I haven’t even thought of any purchases/wants beyond that.

  • Catherine says:

    Establish a Childtens Theater with Monmouth University here at the Shore..all proceeds feed the Hungry! Buy a place of my own in Manhattan!

  • Phillip L. says:

    First I would create a trust fund for my elderly Mom to take care of all her health and caregiving expenses. Second, I would buy a house or condo and create a trust fund for myself. Third, I would establish a trust or foundation for charitable causes. Fourth, I would use what little was left over and take a trip around the world 🙂

    • I would start my own Theatre Company and create new and exciting shows for all. And
      start a writing troop to offer people of all ages a place to write, dance, sing, act and have FUN!!!
      And I would give both my sons money to pay off their student loans. And buy my hubby a new car.

  • Quincy T. says:

    I usually can’t afford it, so would treat myself and my parents to dinner and a Broadway show!

  • Ashanti J'Aria says:

    After winning I would plan the most elaborate spa vacation for a month away.
    In that month I would retire all my debt including school loans.
    Pay off my mothers house
    Pay the taxes on the money.
    But myself a smart car.
    Then with the assistance of a good tax person we’d figure out how to invest to stay wealthy the rest of my life.
    I’m
    Thinking buying the building I live in queens, or starting a business;)
    Then I’m off on that vacation

  • Lynn Anderson says:

    If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d buy the old movie/theatre palace, the Emerald Theatre, in my local historic city of Mt. Clemens that’s been for sale for eons, renovate it back to its heyday in the 1920s, and bring quality theatre back to the east side suburbs of Detroit, where we’ve been lacking since several theatre companies closed.

  • jackie acosta says:

    If i won the lottery tomorrow, I would definitely move out of my apartment and live in a house, in Forest Hills, NY. I love Forest Hills!. I would pay off any debt I have. I would donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation (that’s due to a wonderful experience they did for a loved one). I would put some money away for retirement, you have to think about the “tomorrows”. I would be grateful for the winnings. I would also donate to The Legacy Center which is where I do volunteer work every Friday providing food and other things to families living under the poverty level. 🙂

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