What Harry Potter’s theater choice means for Independent Producers.

Whew. That collective sigh of relief you heard last week was every single Independent Producer on Broadway reacting to the big news that Harry Potter, the one-show-that-could-out-gross-Hamilton, will set up its Hogwarts in the soon-to-be renovated Lyric Theatre. In case you missed the news, the Cirque show currently in residence at the Lyric was the subject of …

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My Theater Management Rule of Three.

As a Producer, General Manager, Company Manager . . . or Manager of Anything (including a family, by the way). . . keeping your company/actors/employees/KIDS happy and productive is an integral part of being an effective leader. You’ve heard the expression, “Happy wife, happy life.” Well, I always say, “Happy staff, happy accountants when they …

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Come on in, the water in a Royalty Pool is fine.

I like a puzzle. I was one of those Rubik’s Cube kids, who spent all of recess in elementary school competing with my fellow geeks to see how fast we could solve that six-sided colored puzzle. That’s why when I started studying the economics of Broadway back in my early Company Management days, Royalty Pools …

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