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Favorite Quotes Vol. 42: What is entrepreneurship?

You think a career in the theater is tough?  You should try stand-up comedy. It’s just you on that stage.  Nothing else.  No sets.  No costumes.  Just you.  And an audience drunker than the one at The Awesome 80s Prom (and that is saying a lot). It takes a certain breed of artist-epreneur (which is my new term for all of us who pursue a life in an artistic profession) to pursue a career in comedy. But that didn’t stop Kevin Hart, who was raised in North Philly, whose father was a cocaine addict, and who was booed so badly …

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Broadway Kid on Christmas

Favorite Quotes Vol. 41: Last minute Christmas Gift suggestions.

Here’s a quote to put under your tree today: Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. – Oren Arnold Those are gifts I’d like to remember to give all year round.  Imagine how much better a place our business world would be. Wishing you and yours “all good gifts” this holiday season.   (Got a comment? I love ‘em, so comment below! Email Subscribers, click here then scroll down to say what’s on your mind!) _ _ FUN …

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Broadway hot dog

Favorite Quotes Vol. 40: What M.A.S.H. and a Great Musical have in common.

If you’re a Broadway Producer, a Broadway playwright or a Broadway chef, it’s important to have a focused vision on the type of work you want to produce/write/cook. People ask me what Broadway show I would have loved to produce, or what type of show I am looking to produce.  I usually give a long-winded waxing-poetic answer (shocking) about moving audience members through the range of emotions . . .  and I’m assuming I’ve put you to sleep already.  Wake up!  Wipe the drool off your keyboard!  No more waxing anything from now on, I promise! I stumbled on this …

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Rufus Norris Broadway

Favorite Quotes Vol. XXXIX: Everybody makes ‘em. Not everyone learns from them.

So imagine if you were the President of the United States . . . right after Abe Lincoln.  Or JFK. Or imagine if you had to take over Hugh Jackman’s role in Steady Rain, or Boy From Oz , or anything. Well, that’s exactly how Rufus Norris must feel. Who’s Rufus?  Glad you asked. Well, contrary to what you might think based on the photo in this blog, he is not Robert Sean Leonard’s long lost British brother. He’s the new Artistic Director at London’s National Theatre, taking over for the should-be-canonized-by-the-theater-pope Nicholas Hytner, who made the National one of …

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Broadway Kool Aid

Favorite Quotes Vol. XXXVIII: Honesty is the best press policy.

Remember that time Mamma Mia announced they were moving down the block (and it caused that big traffic jam for those producers out there hunting for theaters?) Well we now know that the muscle behind the move was Rocky, the new musical, which has been training in Germany for the last six months, and is ready for its Broadway Heavyweight fight next spring. It had been gossiped about for weeks, but the show was officially announced just the other day in this article in the NY Times, and a full page ad in this past Sunday’s Times (even without tickets …

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