Podcast Episode 30 – Kurt Deutsch

  What do Tower Records, Colony Records and Footlight Records all have in common? They were all some of my favorite places to shop for cast albums in the 90s. And now they’re all gone. The past 20 years have wreaked havoc on the music industry, and cast albums have become an endangered species as a …

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Podcast Episode 29 – John Raymond Barker

  I’ve been lucky enough to have some pretty influential people from Broadway on this podcast, from Tim Rice to Ben Brantley to Kevin McCollum and a bunch more. But like any industry, Broadway isn’t run by just the 50 most powerful people.  In fact, sometimes it’s the people without the bold faced names that are …

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Podcast Episode 28 – Victoria Bailey

  It’s quite symbolic that the TKTS booth is in the center of Times Square.  Because TDF, the company that runs the booth, is a core part of our industry. What started out as a simple non-profit that wanted more people to attend the theater who couldn’t afford to attend the theater, is now a vital part …

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Podcast Episode 27 – Stuart Oken

  This season put a lot of new hits on the boards, but none of them bigger than An American in Paris, which grossed a whopping $1.4mm last week (and I expect that number will get bigger as we get deeper into the summer), won more awards than any other musical this season, and got a terrific …

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Podcast Episode 26 – Ben Brantley

  I bet you think you know exactly who Ben Brantley is, don’t you? You’ve read him for years, and in your mind, you’ve come up with some character to go along with his all-important reviews.  You’ve got a voice, a smirk, some sass, a laugh . . . the whole bit. And I’d also bet …

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