Podcast Episode 4 – Terrence McNally

 

Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally is celebrating his 50th year on Broadway, and you can bet he learned a lot of what to do and what not to do along the way.  And he shared some of that with me, so I can share it with you.  In addition, hear him talk about . . .

  • How he spent his first night in New York City (I’ll give you a hint – he saw a show)
  • The difference between writing a play and a musical
  • How new playwrights can get discovered

. . . and so many more pearls, he’d make an oyster jealous.

So listen in, my friends, whether you’re a writer or not, Terrence has a lot he can teach us all.

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Podcast Episode 3 – Nina Lannan

 

I’m one of the fortunate folks who have had the pleasure of working for Broadway GM and Executive Producer Nina Lannan, when I held the Company Manager post on Thoroughly Modern Millie and Gypsy.  (In case you didn’t know, Nina is the co-founder of Bespoke Theatricals and has a line of management credits longer than the lines at women’s restroom at intermission that include all sorts of shows from Cats to Mamma Mia! and the upcoming School of Rock.)

Listen to the podcast and hear Nina discuss:

  • How Cats went more than a million dollars over budget, and couldn’t pay their bills.
  • The difference between producing/managing in The West End compared to Broadway.
  • The importance of not getting pushed around, even if you make a mistake.
  • What super long running show she’s budgeting for a revival right now – that’s right guys, Nina gives us some scoop!

This 30 minute podcast is like a master class in General Management training.  Don’t miss it.

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Podcast Episode 2 – Charlotte St. Martin

 

On this week’s episode, I sit down and chat with Charlotte St. Martin, the Executive Director of The Broadway League, the trade organization that is oversees all of Broadway.  If you’re not sure exactly what The Broadway League does, and who makes up its 800 or so members, then, well, you really need to listen to this podcast because Charlotte will explain the whole thing to you.   In addition she’ll talk about . . .

  • Why Broadway is booming and what we can do to keep it booming
  • What Broadway can learn from the hotel industry
  • Why having Theater Owners and Producers in the  same trade organization is a good thing

And a heck of a lot more.

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Podcast Episode 1 – Rick Miramontez

 

On my very first episode, I chat with superpower press representative Rick Miramontez, co-founder and President of O&M, one of the leading publicity companies on The Great White Way.  Kinky Boots, It’s Only A Play, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Beautiful . . . and that show that never got any press at all . . . Spider-Man . . . are just a few of Rick’s clients.

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