THIS WEEK ON THE LIVESTREAM: Susan Blackwell, David Henry Hwang, Damian Bazadona, and More!

This week kicks of Week #3 of our brand new Corona-inspired series, The Producers Perspective LIVE!

The first two weeks have exceeded my own expectations for who has shown up, and the inspiring words they’ve said to me and to all of us.  Stephen Schwartz, Alex Brightman, Sierra Boggess, Leigh Silverman, I mean come on . . .

And more to come . . . every night and every week, until we’re through this thing.

HERE IS WHO IS ON THE LIVE STREAM THIS WEEK:

Monday, April 6th – Susan Blackwell (Performer/Writer/Podcaster – [Title of Show], Broadway.com’s Side By Side By Susan Blackwell)

Tuesday, April 7th – Andrew Lippa (Composer – Big Fish, John & Jen, The Wild Party)

Wednesday, April 8th – Lonny Price (Director/Actor/Writer – Merrily We Roll Along, A Class Act, Sweeney Todd)

Thursday, April 9th – David Henry Hwang (Playwright/Lyricist – Soft Power, M. Butterfly, Chinglish)

Friday, April 10th – Anthony Veneziale aka Two-Touch (Writer/Creator – Freestyle Love Supreme)

Saturday, April 11th – Damian Bazadona (President & Founder – Situation Interactive)

Sunday, April 12th – Godspell 2011 Revival Reunion

 

We are going LIVE every night at 8pm EDT (7pm CDT/ 6pm MDT/ 5pm PDT). Follow me on Facebook to get notified as soon as we hit the “GO LIVE” button. 

To see who’s coming up next, visit www.TheProducersPerspective.com/LIVE.

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 5: Rick Miramontez

As expected, last night’s livestream with the hilarious Alex Brightman was a hoot.  If you missed it, you must go back and watch and hear his . . .

  • Advice for young performers looking to make a go of it
  • How he is channeling his creative energy that he can’t put into Beetlejuice right now into his writing (and how it’s working!).
  • What he sings to his dog, Kevin, on their daily walks.

And the fun doesn’t stop there!

Tonight, we’re hanging out with Rick Miramontez, a super powered Press Agent for the biggest Broadway shows and celebrities.  He’ll give us his insights into what’s happening to the business side right now, and what he expects it to look like when our lights go back on.

And he’s always good for some gossip, as well.  🙂

You can find Rick and me LIVE tonight on my Facebook page at 8 PM EDT! (Click here to get an e-reminder!).

(Oh, and you can also watch it through the Broadway Podcast Network which is streaming the livestream through their Youtube channel.)

See you tonight at 8 pm EDT (7 pm CDT/6 pm MDT/5 pm PDT).

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This series continues EVERY NIGHT through shutdown. Check us out tomorrow . . . I’ll be sitting down with Stephen Flaherty, composer to many beloved Broadway musicals including of my favs, Once On This Island!  To see the full line-up for the next few weeks, visit www.theproducersperspective.com/LIVE.

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 4: Alex Brightman

A big thank you to the joyous Sierra Boggess who was such a bright light for all of us during last night’s  Producers’s Perspective LIVE.  If you missed it, you must go back and watch . . . she gives great tips on how to get through these days, including setting your own routines, virtual ballet barres, and how to avoid irritating your neighbors when you’re singing showtunes.

And TONIGHT, more fun with Sierra’s costar from School of Rock and the current star of Beetlejuice, Mr. Alex Brightman!

When Alex and I sat down at BroadwayCon a few weeks back, we didn’t think we’d be seeing each other so soon.  But leave it to this effin’ virus to bring us back together again.

Tune in tonight to hear how he’s getting through each day, what he’s working on (he’s a writer too), and well, I’d also be prepared to laugh.  It is Alex Brightman, after all.

You can see Alex and me LIVE tonight on my Facebook page at 8 PM EDT! (Click here to get an e-reminder!).

(Oh, and you can also watch it through the Broadway Podcast Network which is streaming the livestream through their Youtube channel.)

See you tonight at 8 pm EDT (7 pm CDT/6 pm MDT/5 pm PDT).

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This series continues EVERY NIGHT through shutdown, and tomorrow, Rick Miramontez, one of Broadway’s most powerful press agents  President of O&M/DKC, will be joining me!  To see the full line-up for the next few weeks, visit www.theproducersperspective.com/LIVE.

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 3: Sierra Boggess

And we’re off!

Last night, we had our first guest, Stephen “Wicked” Schwartz, join me in my e-office and, well, it worked!  It was a joy just to see him . . . and then he spilled some great stories like . . .

  • How he rewrote the final few lyrics “The Colors of the Wind,” moments before it was recorded (watch the replay here to hear what the first draft lyrics were and why Stephen hated them)
  • How he gets through writer’s block
  • What’s he’s working on with Alan Menken as he is hunkered down

And he answered a lot of YOUR questions as well!  You can watch the replay here.

And then . . . tune in TONIGHT at 8pm EDT (7 pm CDT/6 pm MDT/5 pm PDT) for my lifestream with one of my favorite ladies of the theater, the joyous Sierra Boggess!

She was the original Little Mermaid, one of the most celebrated Christine’s in Phantom, and, well, talking to her is like getting a steroid shot of pure sunshine, so you can’t miss it.

And you can see her and me LIVE tonight on my Facebook page.

Bring questions, and bring friends!  The more folks in this e-party, the better.

Click here to visit my Facebook page now and set yourself a REMINDER.

You can also watch it through the Broadway Podcast Network which is streaming the content through their Youtube channel.

See you tonight at 8 pm EDT (7 pm CDT/6 pm MDT/5 pm PDT).

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This series continues EVERY NIGHT and tomorrow, Two-time Tony Nominee Alex Brightman is in the house!  To see the full schedule of who will be here for the rest of the week, visit www.theproducersperspective.com/LIVE.

[VIDEO]: 2019 Super Conference – “Diversity in the Arts” with Arvind Ethan David, Aisha Jackson, Douglas Lyons, and Melvin Tunstall III

One of the things about this year’s Super Conference that put a smile on my face was that our Diversity panel was the most highly attended. 

To see people standing on the stairs without an open seat in the house got me excited for our future.  Because, as our panelists in the video will tell you (Arvind Ethan David, Aisha Jackson, Douglas Lyons, and Melvin Tunstall III), we’re making some progress, but we’ve got a long way to go to increase the level of diversity in our industry.  

What can we do to get more TheaterMakers of color represented?  What can we do to increase gender parity?  What can we do to increase opportunities for TheaterMakers with disabilities?

You’ll hear specific action items and takeaways for all of these questions and more in this video.

Enjoy.

(And stay tuned for a new video every single day, right here in this space.  Tomorrow, Broadway General Managers Adam Hess, Margaret Skoglund, Charlotte Wilcox, and Broadway Producer Brian Moreland will give you tips on budgeting on their panel, Budgeting For Every Stage of Development. Subscribe here to get it emailed to you.)

Don’t forget to tune in our new Facebook LIVE series, The Producer’s Perspective LIVE!, every night at 8pm EDT.  Tonight’s guest is Broadway Star Sierra Boggess!  Click here for the full schedule and to tune in!

Ken Davenport
Ken Davenport

Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer

I'm on a mission to help 5000 shows get produced by 2025.

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