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

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

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 2: Stephen Schwartz

Last night we kicked off the first Producer’s Perspective LIVE and thanks to all the people who joined in from as far away as Spain, Australia . . . Brooklyn . . . we had a blast (catch the replay here).

And we didn’t even have a guest!

But tonight we have a G-U-E-S-T.

At 8 pm EDT (7 pm CDT/6 pm MDT/5 pm PDT) TONIGHT, for our first live-with-a-superstar episode, I’ll be sitting down across a screen from the legend who is Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, the recently opened Prince of Egypt in London).

We’ll learn what he’s doing to stay busy (a new musical in the works perhaps???), what he plans to do once the CoronaVirus has left our lives FOR GOOD, and . . . who knows what else!

And you can see it tonight on my Facebook page.

Set your reminder here and invite a friend to join you (virtually)!

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).

Click here to visit my Facebook page now.

Oh, and tomorrow . . . Broadway Star Sierra Boggess!  To see the full schedule of who is after that, visit  We’ll be talking to someone new every single night!

Introducing The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Starting TONIGHT at 8 PM

Last weekend, when I realized I wouldn’t be seeing a lot of my friends, acquaintances (or “virtually” anyone) in-person for quite some time, I started reaching out via FaceTime, Zoom and Text just to check-in and see how they were doing.

Well, they showed me.

In the first few moments of our chit-chat, they had me laughing, they had me learning (sharing their tips of how they were getting through this), and they had me inspired to do something to help anyone out there who need the same medicine that I inadvertently did!

That’s when I thought . . . more people need to hear from these amazing folks.

So that’s what we’re doing.

Inspired by my podcast and the little pick-me-ups I described above, tonight we start TheProducersPerspectiveLIVE!

Every night at 8 PM EDT, we’ll have a superstar TheaterMaker join us for a brief chat about how they are doing, what they are doing, and what tips they are for you on getting through, and eventually, getting back to what we all love to do . . . make theater.

And yes, that’s right . . . no recorded edited episodes here.  These will be LIVE and ON VIDEO, streaming live on Facebook.

And just look at who has already shot their hand up and said YES, I’ll do it!

Stephen Schwartz – Tuesday, March 24th
Sierra Boggess – Wednesday, March 25th
Alex Brightman – Thursday, March 26th

Rick Miramontez – Friday, March 27th
Stephen Flaherty – Saturday, March 28th
Pam MacKinnon – Sunday, March 29th

Steven Sater – Monday March 30th
Jennifer Tepper – Tuesday, March 31st
Alan Cumming – Wednesday, April 1st
Leigh Silverman – Thursday, April 2nd
Sergio Trujillo – Friday, April 3rd
Jeanine Tesori – Saturday, April 4th
Anthony Veneziale

David Henry Hwang
Andrew Lippa
Lonny Price
Kevin McCollum
Zalmen Mlotek
Ryan Scott Oliver
Damian Bazadona
Drew Hodges
David Rockwell
Jack Tantleff
Al Nocciolino
John Caird
Des McAnuff
Stephen Byrd
James Lapine

It’ll be every night, 7 days a week.  And you can see the schedule for the series here.

I’ll kick it off tonight to talk a little more about it, take some questions (and honestly, test the technology before I get a big star online).

Tune in to my Facebook page TONIGHT, Monday March 23rd, at 8pm ET (7pm CT / 6pm MT / 5pm PT) to hear more about it AND get an update on what will be joining us.  And to find the most up-to-date schedule and list of guests, visit this page:

See you tonight . . . and every night!  And don’t forget, the schedule is here!


Episode 209 – Alex Brightman

Everybody, say it with me . . . Alex Brightman. Alex Brightman. Alex Brightman.

And he appears!

I have an awesome treat for all of you.

The Producer’s Perspective Podcast team went on a field trip to host our first live show at BroadwayCon! And we stole Alex Brightman from the Winter Garden to chat with us for a bit. 

Alex has been heavily involved in the collaborative process of not just one, but three shows: Big Fish, School of Rock, and Beetlejuice. And on this podcast, we talk about the influence an Actor can have (and should have) when creating a brand-spankin’ new musical.  

During this “live” podcast (so yes, the sound will be different!), Alex and I discussed:

  • Why accountability is needed for every writer 
  • What it’s like originating a role . . . the fun and the pressure  
  • Does he get nervous?  (His answer will surprise you.)
  • Whether or not TOO much development process can kill a show
  • Why you need to be promoting your work . . . more than anyone else

Oh, and remember this is Alex Brightman, after all, so expect a few hearty chuckles as you listen.

Enjoy the podcast!

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

And this week’s #SongwriterOfTheWeek is Sam Salmond! If you enjoyed the outro song in this episode, go on over to or check him out on Twitter @samsalmond.

Ken Davenport
Ken Davenport

Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer

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