show boat

Show Boat Wasn’t Slow Boat.

  Here’s some interesting trivia: Edna Ferber’s novel, Show Boat, was first published in 1926. The musical version of Show Boat opened on Broadway in December, 1927. Ahhh, come again?  From the published novel to a fully produced musical in how long?  When was the last time this happened in the modern theater? It hasn’t.  …

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equity

Double Or Nothing!

You all remember my infamous bet from last fall when I incorrectly predicted that the Producers and the Stagehands “would be friends”. Well, let’s get ready to rumble! Or not. The Actors’ Equity Production (Broadway) Contract expires at the end of June.  While emotions are still high from the fall fireworks, there will be no …

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producers

Are The Two Cardinal Rules Of Producing Right?

Max Bialystock:  The two cardinal rules of producing. One: Never put your own money in the show. Leo Bloom:  And two? Max Bialystock:  yelling Never put your own money in the show! – – – – – This line, obviously from The Producers, got one of the biggest laughs on opening night, when the audience …

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books

A Few Of My Favorite Things . . . To Read!

  I’ve gotten a few emails from readers asking if I have recommendations of books to read for people getting into Producing. And, surprise, surprise, I do! Here’s my “Must Read” list, in no particular order.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big believer in the pot-luck kind of Producer.  Don’t specialize in one thing.  …

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don't quit

Don’t Quit!

Don’t worry, this isn’t an inspirational post about making sure you get to the finish line of whatever you’re working on (In fact, sometimes it’s important NOT to get to the Finish line). This is a post to get you to go see Don’t Quit Your Night Job, an improv/sketch comedy/musical/cavalcade of stars that takes …

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