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Why did I decide to be a Producer of this Broadway show?

We all know the odds:  4 out of 5 Broadway shows don’t return their investments.  So for those of us nutty enough to want to do it, how do we choose the right project? What do we look for when putting our record and reputation on the line?  A good score?  A reasonable economic model?  …

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Theater things that don’t make sense: Vol. 1

Today we start a new series identifying some things that are just plain odd. Not right or wrong, just odd or out-of-balance. Many of these things are a result of how the business was born, how it’s structured, and who has the power.  Many are archaic “industry standards” (I hate that phrase, BTW.  How can …

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3, 2, 1 . . . launch (hey, did anyone check the weather?)

When you open on the big Broadwaay, you get one shot.  And it’s imperative that you know what’s happening around you before you pull that touchy trigger. Look at this quote from Variety about an industry that’s much smarter than we are (partly because they have more resources, I will admit, but mostly because they …

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