Broadway Reflections – a new blog series

Broadway theaters are dark now – one of the casualties of the coronavirus that has disrupted so much of normal life. The past couple years I’ve connected with New York Broadway producing organizations and people in the “biz,” I thought it would...
BroadwayCon Industry Day January 2020

BroadwayCon Industry Day January 2020

Takeaways from talk by Kevin McCollum, producer of Rent, Avenue Q, and In the Heights Broadway hits from Broadway Con Industry Day, January 2020. Kevin likes plays that have a new point of view, that surprise him. Producing a Broadway show is not about raising money,...

Broadway Theater Executive talks about trends

An excerpt from an interview of Executive Vice President Nick Scandalios of the Nederlander Organization, which owns nine Broadway theaters* ” Is there anything in particular that you’re drawn to when scouting new projects?” “I think it’s always...

Note from playwright Bill Semans

It began when Roy Close and I decided to write a play. No lofty ambitions for it; we simply had an idea — a universal one, as it turned out. Exit Strategy has been produced here [Minneapolis] and in Los Angeles to great acclaim, excellent reviews, and standing...

Broadway investment success stories

Broadway hit “Hamilton” is turning into an ATM machine for investors That’s rare. Only about 25% of Broadway shows are profitable. But the ones that are — like “Hamilton” — typically make A LOT of money. That’s why...

Good News for Broadway Investors

There have been 9 revivals on Broadway recently For shows that have ended their run, the gross income ranged from a low of $3.14 million to a high of $18.6 million. The median was $$6.8 million. This is a healthy Broadway! As a benchmark, the Broadway production...