Podcast Episode 103 – Heather Hitchens

When you run the 100-year-old organization that created the Tony Awards, you know you’ve got a big job. But what I so admire about Heather Hitchens, is that as important of a responsibility as the Tony Awards are, she remains just as focused if not more so on the countless, less-sexy, educational programs that the American Theatre …

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Podcast Episode 102 – Howard Sherman

And now it was my turn! I first met Howard Sherman when he asked me on to appear on the American Theatre Wing’s “Producing Commercial Theater Off Broadway” and then subsequently on his podcast. 10 years (!) later, I was thrilled when agreed to appear on my podcast so I could turn the microphone around and …

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Podcast Episode 101 – Kenny Leon

It was 9 AM on the set of Hairspray Live! when I sat down with Tony Award- winning Kenny Leon for this interview, and they were just a couple weeks away from their telecast.  But you wouldn’t know it with how cool Kenny was.  There were PAs running left and right, wardrobe folks talking about this and …

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Podcast Episode 100 – David Stone

Before we get into this week’s guest, can we take a moment to look at that magic number in the headline of this post? We made it to 100!  (Throw confetti!  Drop Balloons!  Scream “Adrian” like Rocky at the end of Rocky!) In all seriousness, when I said to myself two years ago (!), “I wonder if …

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Podcast Episode 99 – Chris Herzberger

One of my favorite subjects to talk about is the “Hollywood Invasion” of the past 10 years. Hollywood used to not want to touch us.  Now?  Every single movie studio has a theatricals division.   And television studios and music companies are following suit. Since I love to talk about how and why we’ve gotten so …

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