“Places, Please” Challenge Podcast Part 2

Thank you, Places!

That’s right, I’m back with the next set of theatermakers for the second episode of my “Places, Please” podcast series.

In this episode you’ll hear from T. Oliver Reid and Bret Shuford and learn how to step into your own spotlight as a theatermaker. 

T. Oliver Reid has spent the past two decades working on Broadway (currently: Hadestown; formerly: Once On This Island, Sunset Boulevard, After Midnight, Sister Act and more). He’s on faculty at NYU Tisch’s Grad Acting Program and Columbia University School of the Arts. He’s also the co-founder of Black Theatre Coalition

Bret Shuford has been on the Broadway stage in Wicked and The Little Mermaid but he has turned the corner to launch The Broadway Life Coach, a space where he helps creatives step into their spotlight. 

So grab your jazz shoes and check your mic tape.

Because this is your next “Places” call!

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“Places, Please” Challenge Podcast Part 1

One of the most fun and most productive events we had this year was our “Take Charge of Your ’21” Challenge in January. Over 500 TheaterMakers joined us to hear tips and strategies on how to have your best year yet from super successful people in the business.

So we did it AGAIN in September. And it was even better.

We were joined by some incredible theatermakers who gave their insights to mindfulness, keeping our work on schedule, and tapping into your most creative self.

If you couldn’t make it, I understand. We’re (finally) getting back to our busy theatermakin’ lives!

But this is information I don’t want you to miss. It’s THAT valuable. 

So I’m bringing it all to you on my podcast. That’s right, I told you it wasn’t a goodbye! 

In the first part of our series you’ll hear from yours truly as well as Joe Rosko, founder of Built for the Stage. Joe shows you just how physical training enhances our work at TheaterMakers and how to get started TODAY.

And the best part? This is only part one.

Twice a week for the next 3 weeks, I’ll be bringing you insights from each of our Challenge speakers to help you and your work stay on track through the end of 2021. 

This is such an exciting time to do what we all do. And I want to make sure as many people as possible get to take part in the wisdom our Challenge theatermakers shared. Because we ALL need to be ready for the exciting times ahead.

This is your ‘Places’ call!

Listen here on Apple Podcasts.

Listen here on Spotify. 

Listen here on the Broadway Podcast Network app.

Podcast Episode #250: An Important Announcement

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 4 Minutes

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ABOUT THIS EPISODE:

After 6.5 years of podcastin’ with our industry’s greatest theatermakers, I’m putting down the microphone . . . for now.

Stay subscribed because there’s always something up my sleeve! And if you’re ever looking for encouragement or inspiration to keep goin’, I highly recommend any of these 250 episodes. 

My mission is to get more people talking about the theater.  The more people talking about it, the more people who want to make it, perform it, support it, etc.  And that’s how theater not only survives, but thrives.

I thank you and the theater thanks you!

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Podcast Episode #249: Answering 10 FAQs on Broadway Investing

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 21 Minutes

 

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Before I crowdfunded Godspell, I had a thesis.

“There are thousands of people out there who would love to invest in Broadway shows . . . they just don’t know how to do it, or who to talk to.”

Sure enough, when we announced our plans for Godspell, thousands of leads poured in. In between placing all those return calls I remember thinking, “Huh, will you look at that . . . I got this one right.”

Of course, not all those people invested (in the end we had about 750 investors), but thousands expressed interest and proved my thesis correct.

And all those thousands of people had questions.

Five years later, people still have questions about investing in Broadway shows. As I’ve spoken to more and more potential investors, I’ve noticed that many of the questions are the same.

That’s why I’ve created this FAQ for Broadway Investing. So whether you’re a potential Broadway Investor looking to dip your toes into our theatrical waters, or whether you’re a Producer looking to raise money for your show, I think you’ll find these Qs and their appropriate As helpful.

 

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My mission is to get more people talking about the theater.  The more people talking about it, the more people who want to make it, perform it, support it, etc.  And that’s how theater not only survives, but thrives.

The biggest compliment you can give me is by sharing this podcast.

I thank you and the theater thanks you!

Podcast Episode #248: Broadway’s Advantage To Its Comeback

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 9 Minutes

 

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This shutdown has lasted longer than we thought possible.

And while we’re (slowly) reopening now, a year and a half later, there are real reasons why our leadership waited.

Listen to this 8-minute episode to find out what our advantage is to reopening.

 

AFTER YOU LISTEN:

  • FOLLOW The Producer’s Perspective on Apple Podcast (it’s FREE!)
  • REVIEW the Podcast on Apple Podcast (it’s the biggest compliment you can give)
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My mission is to get more people talking about the theater.  The more people talking about it, the more people who want to make it, perform it, support it, etc.  And that’s how theater not only survives, but thrives.

 

The biggest compliment you can give me is by sharing this podcast.

 

I thank you and the theater thanks you!

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