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“What does a press agent do?”

Here are a few answers to this reader’s question: Sends out press releases about the show (i.e. opening night, cast changes, dreaded “final weeks”, etc.) Extends invitations to all of the critics and coordinates their tickets (There is always a debate as to where to put “you-know-who” – which side of the house is best, …

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There’s the pitch, the swing . . . and it’s a hit!

Looks like they’ve done it again. Lead producers of In The Heights, Kevin McCollum and Jeffrey Seller, have another hit on their hands.  Word of mouth is good, reviews were good, and I’d put my money down now that these two will have another trophy on Tony night. But let’s do more than pat them …

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At this performance, the role of Ken will be played by . . .

Thanks to the flu and the lack of a power converter at the Belgium International Airport, I missed a couple of blog posts recently. After those missed “performances”, I starting thinking about one of the huge problems we face in the live theater: absenteeism and the dreaded white slip of paper found in most Playbills …

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Bloggin’ From Britain (with a stop in Belgium)

I’ve been on a whirlwind of a trip for the last 2.5 days.  But I got to see 3 show including Billy Elliot, Brief Encounter, and a Belgian dance piece starring an 80s pop star who played the electric violin. While trying to fall asleep in my twin bed in my hotel room the size …

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Don’t ask for it back.

I get a lot of submissions.  Scripts, CDs, headshots, etc.  I take the time to go through every one. Every once in awhile, someone asks me for their materials back if I send them a note saying their project is not for me. Bad idea. Sending materials to someone is like trying to plant a …

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