Podcast Episode 112 – Matt Sklar

  What I love about Matt Sklar’s success story is that it’s a great reminder of how important it is to get into the business doing anything you can, as early as you can, and then slowly but surely work your way up to the top. Because before Matt composed the scores to The Wedding Singer and Elf as …

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Podcast Episode 111 – Derek McLane.

Designers are some of my favorite people to interview because it’s the area of the theater I know the least about. And Derek McLane is one of my favorite designers, not only because he’s great at what he does, but because he explains what he does with such simplicity that even a guy like me, …

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Podcast Episode 110 – Neil Pepe

  Spring Awakening, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, this season’s (and next Broadway season’s, if the rumors are true) The Band’s Visit . . . these are just a few of the boundary-pushing titles that were born at The Atlantic Theater Company. What I love about The Atlantic is that they do what great non-profits are supposed to do . …

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Podcast Episode 109 – Stacey Mindich

I first met Stacey Mindich when we were both co-producers on 13.  It was her second Broadway show, and it wasn’t long before I realized that she was a Mindich on a mission. I watched her soak up information from everyone she talked to, from her fellow co-producers to the account reps at the advertising agency, to …

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Podcast Episode 108 – Glenn Slater

A lyricist friend of mine said to me recently, “I want Glenn Slater’s career.” Who wouldn’t? He’s a three-time Tony Nominee, he works with some of the titans of theatre, including Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Menken, he’s got two shows running on Broadway right now, and two more set to go out on the …

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