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Podcast Episode 13: Auditions Tips For Actors

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 9 minutes LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: Podbean: Click Here Spotify: Click Here Apple Podcasts: Click Here Google Podcasts: Click Here iHeart Radio: Click Here   ABOUT THIS EPISODE: Sitting on the other side of the table is something that every actor should do.  It’s incredibly educational and inspirational because frankly, you realize that while there are lots and lots of people that…

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From The Founder: What Broadway theaters give you the best shot at recoupment?

Written by Ken Davenport  When I can’t sleep, I count things.   You’ve heard the old adage about real estate, right?  Location, Location, Location. Certainly, that holds true for theater as well, right?  As I’ve taught in Broadway Investing Seminars, a theater on 45th St. has got a lot more value than a theater east of 7th Avenue (it’s all about the foot traffic).  But could it mean the difference between…

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My Show is “Flopping”…Now What?

Written by Monica Hammond A lot of TheaterMakers believe that if they create a ground-breaking, moving, and innovative piece of theater the audience will automatically show up. While word-of-mouth is wonderful and a good review certainly boosts sales, a show cannot market itself.  Having a solid marketing mix and strategy is fundamental when it comes to the success of your show. Without the right team or strategy, your show could…

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15 Producers Every TheaterMaker Must Follow!

 Written by Melvin Tunstall III   “I spend my life accounting with figures and such To what is my life amounting It figures, not much I have a secret desire Hiding deep in my soul It sets my heart afire To see me in this role I want to be a producer With a hit show on Broadway”   There would be no new Broadway shows without them, so today…

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Podcast Episode 12: Branding Your Show

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 10 minutes   LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: Podbean: Click Here Spotify: Click Here Apple Podcasts: Click Here Google Podcasts: Click Here iHeart Radio: Click Here   ABOUT THIS EPISODE: Branding can seem like such a vague and nebulous concept for many, and it kind of is. Ask any marketer or brand expert and everyone will have a different definition for you.  Google…

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From The Founder: Top 10 Things NOT to say in an email to me.

 By Ken Davenport I have this cool tool that measures the number of emails I send and receive called Gmail Meter.  It’s pretty fun.  It’ll tell me the top people I send emails to (my general manager, my assistant, and my wife, in that order), and it charts my most active email hours of the day, as well as how quickly I respond to an incoming missive. But I don’t…

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Cabarets and Contracts

 Written by Melvin Tunstall III Q: If you do a musical revue in a cabaret space for a 3-month run, can Equity actors work for you without having to sign (a union contract) - is it not under their official jurisdiction? It's under 130 seats in midtown (in a restaurant, not stage). Insert clever “Cabaret” reference here, old chum! With live performances returning to New York City, Equity performers will…

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10 Reasons You Should Attend a Theater Conference

 Written by Melvin Tunstall III We are several weeks into pandemic restrictions being lifted and as we slowly make our way back to some sense of normalcy, it has been nothing short of amazing than to be getting back to the business of making theater.  At an impromptu notes session this week, a producer realized after about a half-hour that he had gone off on a tangent about golden age…

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Podcast Episode 11: 5 Tips For Submitting To a Festival

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 11 minutes LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: Podbean: Click Here Spotify: Click Here Apple Podcasts: Click Here Google Podcasts: Click Here iHeart Radio: Click Here   ABOUT THIS EPISODE: Theater's opening back up! Which means... festivals will be making plans to in-person events again so now is the time to get your show in shape for submissions!  In this episode, we're giving you…

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From The Founder: Some startling statistics on Broadway Musical Adaptations vs. Original Shows.

Written by Ken Davenport  One of my more popular blogs over the years was this ol’ chestnut from back in 2008 (!) about adaptations on Broadway, and specifically the number of movies being turned into musicals. I was prepping for a conversation with an agent recently about the challenges of totally original new musicals versus musicals based on something (a book, a movie, a catalog of music, etc., that gives…

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