Podcast Episode #237: New Destination Only For TheaterMakers

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When I was in college at Tisch, I, like every other student at NYU, tried to get into nightclubs on the weekend.

And for some reason, the fancy door people, with their super chic outfits, always turned me away. In hindsight, it might have something to do with my khaki pants from The Gap, white shirt from The Gap and blue blazer . . . from JCPenney.

I did get into one. Once. One of the ladies from my acting class at Strasberg took pity on me, and escorted me past the velvet rope on her arm. (You know who you are, and I’m still thankful.)

When I got inside, well, things got worse. 

Listen to this week’s episode to find out what happened AND how a nightclub inspired me to create a new place for the cool theater people.

 

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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.

 

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I thank you and the theater thanks you!

Podcast Episode #235: 3 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Did Not Take Off On Broadway

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It has been 10 years (!) since I crowdfunded Godspell. It remains one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done in this business. 

But, like most difficult things, it was also one of the best things I ever did for my business. And my life.

Not only did we fund the production, and help launch the careers of some superstars, but I’m also still friends with many of “People of Godspell”, which is what we called our Producers and Investors (we had over 730 of them!).

After we successfully crowdfunded the show, using an old regulation called a “Reg A,” Congress passed The Jobs Act . . . which made it MUCH easier for businesses to crowdfund.

Everyone predicted an explosion of this type of microfinancing in all industries . . . Broadway and Off-Broadway included.

And it didn’t happen.

I don’t know of ONE Broadway or Off-Broadway production to utilize the new “Regulation CF” since it was passed.

Why?

Here are three reasons why.  Listen to this episode to learn more.

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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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Podcast Episode #232: How shows get the green light on Broadway versus Hollywood.

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DESCRIPTION:

Looking to get a show produced on Broadway or Off-Broadway?  Or curious how a show gets the green light in the theater biz, as opposed to our (sort-of) sister industry in Hollywood?

Listen in.  I break it down.

 

AFTER YOU LISTEN:

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 #231: The message I’d push right now if I was marketing all of Broadway.

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS PODCAST EPISODE:  12 Minutes

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There are two things you should do right now if you want the theater to come back and come back even FASTER than people like me are predicting (think fall.)

If you want to hear what those two things are, and then hear how we could spread this message to the world, listen in.

 

AFTER YOU LISTEN:

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 #230: When a “Jukebox Musical” is not a Jukebox Musical.

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The term jukebox musical is now a pejorative description of any musicals that contain pre-existing music.

And it’s also a misnomer.

There are several different buckets of musicals that contain pre-existing music, and in this podcast, I break down my three different distinctions.

And I also make a case as to why many deserve a lot more respect than they are given.

AFTER YOU LISTEN:

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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