My 5 Friday Finds: Killin’ it, Zippin’ it and Colorin’ it.


  1. Zip it up.

Weeks ago I was looking for a CFO.  I found one on ZipRecruiter.  So I gotta give ’em a shout.

  1. What’s the next one of these?

To Kill A Mockingbird is killing it at the box office.  This week it became the highest grossing single-week play in Broadway history with a tally of over $1.7mm.  Super props to Superstar Producer Scott Rudin for wrestling these rights to the ground.  Can you believe the estate almost pulled their permission?  I bet those lawyers are thanking their luck 1-2% underlying rights royalty that they let it happen.

Now how many other Authors of classic family novels do you think are being approached now that these box office numbers have come in?

  1. Speaking of hiring . . .

I like to hire entrepreneurs.  One of my questions during my interview process is, “Have you ever run your own business?”  Well, my marketing director has a kick-ass niche coloring book company.  She makes custom books based on whatever subject you want.  My favorite?  “Dress The Drag Queen”.

  1. The Notebook is coming to Broadway . . . and it’s NOT this one.

Waaay back in 2009, I wrote a blog about an actress who had defied the odds and snagged the rights for a musical version of The Notebook.  I even went to see it and spoke to Nicholas Sparks myself.  Well, The Notebook is finally coming to Broadway . . . but with an entirely new team including Ingrid Michaelson.  See here.

  1. I feel “Medium” about it.

It took a few years, but is making more of a name for itself now, even though it’s struggling to make more money. Founded by the founder of Twitter (which is also struggling), it mixes pro and amateur publishers together in an online magazine.  I think it’s pretty nifty to read what real people think, and I’ll actually be publishing an article there soon myself.  It’s worth signing on and getting articles in your inbox that you actually want to read.

Enjoy your weekend, and I hope you find a top five worth writing about.


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Ken Davenport
Ken Davenport

Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer

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