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What’s Grosser Than Gross?

Not knowing what your industry’s grosses are. At the first meeting of the Off-Broadway Brainstormers,, founded by the Executive Director of New World Stages,  Beverley D. Mac Keen (who is one of the most foreword thinkers I know), a proposal was made by now president of the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers, George Forbes, to collect grosses from all currently running Off-Broadway shows, in …

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Long Runners on Broadway vs. Long Runners Off-Broadway

The top three longest running Broadway shows according to Playbill.com are: Phantom of the Opera                 8279 performances and counting. Cats                                          7485 performances Les Misérables                           6680 performances   …

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More Breaking News About Elaine’s Hair!

My apologies to one of my faithful readers who emailed me about my post congratulating Theater Talk for standing up to Elaine Stritch’s demand for payment of her hair expenses. It turns out that Theater Talk isn’t the only one who refused to pay for Elaine’s hair. Here’s the scoop: In 2002, Elaine appeared at  The Drama League Awards.  She requested payment of her …

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Off-Broadway Shows Are Like Rowboats . . .

Ok, it’s time to announce the answer to the Off-Broadway  rowboat riddle! Unfortunately there were no winners to my $100 challenge.  A couple came close, but here’s a longer version of what I was going for. The analogy actually starts like this: Broadway shows are like giant steamships, kind of like the Titanic. They are so big, so cumbersome and require so much …

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