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My favorite game is “I’m The Producer!” Wanna play?

Back when I watched football more regularly, they had a feature called You Make The Call!  They showed a play from an actual game and then you got to play referee, deciding things like if Joe Montana’s pass was intentional grounding or not (can you tell how long it’s been since I’ve watched football regularly?). …

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This just in . . . theater tickets are expensive.

Ok, you knew that already. But here’s something you may not have known . . . They’ve always been expensive. Hal Prince once gave a speech where he confirmed my theory that people have been complaining about theater prices since The Black Crook opened. Yet one of the most common complaints I still hear at …

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I’ve got the mouse on my mind.

I was looking at a bunch of different Broadway budgets recently and I wanted to compare the budgeted breakevens with what the market was currently bearing. I wanted to see what shows were grossing over $700k, even in the tourist-free winter months, so I flipped open my Variety and here’s what I found: Broadway Grosses …

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It’s not the size of your lever.

A little Pumbaa told me an interesting tid-bit recently: During the first week of performances of the national tour of The Lion King in each city, the local ABC affiliate does a half-hour television special on the arrival of the show, featuring interviews with cast members, a behind the scenes look at the costumes and …

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