Broadway Grosses w/e 5/12/2019: We Want More of Morrissey

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending May 12, 2019. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League.

Podcast Episode 189 — The Tony Nominated Book Writer of Tootsie, Robert Horn

“You have a candy machine in here???”
If you saw or know 13 the musical (my first Broadway producing credit), then you know that this line got one of the biggest laughs on Broadway that entire season. (It was shouted in utter disbelief by a 13-year-old male character who burst into the girl’s bathroom to talk to his girlfriend, only to be distracted by a certain type of feminine product vending machine mounted on the wall.)
The line was written by book writer Robert Horn, who is now getting even bigger laughs at his Tony-nominated musical Tootsiewhich is being heralded as one of the best movie-to-musical adaptations . . . evah.
We talked about Tootsieas well as 13, and . . .
  • What makes something funny — and how he finds it.
  • How he got his start writing by selling monologues to actors for $20 (you art-trepreneur, you!).
  • How his success in TV helped him crack the code on Broadway — which is what he has wanted all along.
  • Could a writer’s room work on Broadway (you’ll be surprised to hear this response)?
  • When to cut something and when NOT to.
Enjoy!  And then go see Tootsie!

So, 5, 6, 7, 8, click here for my podcast with Robert!

Listen to it on iTunes here. (And if you like the podcast, give it a great review while you’re there!)

Download it here.

Podcast Episode 189 — The Tony Nominated Book Writer of Tootsie, Robert Horn

 

“You have a candy machine in here???”

If you saw or know 13 the musical (my first Broadway producing credit), then you know that this line got one of the biggest laughs on Broadway that entire season. (It was shouted in utter disbelief by a 13-year-old male character who burst into the girl’s bathroom to talk to his girlfriend, only to be distracted by a certain type of feminine product vending machine mounted on the wall.)

The line was written by book writer Robert Horn, who is now getting even bigger laughs at his Tony-nominated musical Tootsiewhich is being heralded as one of the best movie-to-musical adaptations . . . evah.

We talked about Tootsieas well as 13, and . . .

    • What makes something funny — and how he finds it.
    • How he got his start writing by selling monologues to actors for $20 (you art-trepreneur, you!).
    • How his success in TV helped him crack the code on Broadway — which is what he has wanted all along.
    • Could a writer’s room work on Broadway (you’ll be surprised to hear this response)?
    • When to cut something and when NOT to.

Enjoy!  And then go see Tootsie!

Click above for my podcast with Robert!

Listen to it on iTunes here. (And if you like the podcast, give it a great review while you’re there!)

Download it here.

10 Tips On How To Finish That @#$%ing Play, Screenplay or Whatever You’re Working on.

Everyone has an idea for a something . . . whether it’s a play, a movie . . . or even an app.

But as I wrote about here, ideas are worth zippo.  That’s why they can’t be protected by copyright.

However, when those ideas are forged into something specific and actually finished, they can be priceless.

So, how do you finish that idea you’ve been working on?  Because of the success we’ve had with our 30 Day Script Challenge, I decided to expand on that concept and write down the most effective tips I’ve learned (and use myself) on how to finish a script, a book, a blog . . . or just about anything.

You ready for ’em?

Well, they’re not here.

I put the tips in an article on that fancy new media site, Medium.com.  To see my 10 Tips on How To Write More Often And Actually Finish Something, click here.

And when you get there, make sure you . . .

  1. Sign up.
  2. Read the article.
  3. And give it a “clap” at the end, if you like it.

I hope they help get your project from the page to the priceless phase.

Click here to read it so you can start finishin’.

Looking for ways to hold yourself accountable for your success, finish that script, or get it to the next stage? Click here to become a part of my PRO community today and get everything you need to succeed!

 

Broadway Grosses w/e 5/5/2019: Industry Dips despite Tony Picks

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending April 29, 2018.
The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League
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