Episode 168 – Bobby Longbottom
You might think you know Bobby Longbottom from his Tony-nominated director of Side Show or his work as the Director and Choreographer of one of the largest shows on the planet, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular . . . that’s how I knew him mostly.
But when you listen to this podcast, and realize how he got to where he is today, you’ll realize there’s so much more to this art-trepreneur than his resume.
Bobby went from singer to dancer to choreographer to director without literally missing a beat, because of a “I’ll figure it out” attitude, and by making his own opportunities, including the off-broadway smash Pageant, and even the aforementioned Side Show.
He didn’t wait to get hired. He found a way to hire himself.
We talked about the importance of entrepreneurship in this business as well as . . .
- How to make a transition from one career to another inside the Broadway biz (which isn’t always the most supportive of that kind of change).
- The origins of Side Show.
- How he convinced people to give him a shot . . . when they really shouldn’t have (according to him)
- The process of choreographing a great big, fat, opening number – what do you do first?
- Why things take so long to develop in 2018 and what we can do about it?
Enjoy the podcast, and I hope it inspires you to start something as much as it inspired me.
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