Archive for June, 2012

For the Record

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A few days ago, I went to a show called “For the Record” at Show at Barre on Vermont Ave, near (or maybe in) Los Feliz in Los Angeles, and I wanted to describe it because I think the format is terrific and hits a lot of my marks for what makes great Live 2.0 […]

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    Is Louis CK Being Generous?

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    Yesterday, a story about the comedian Louis CK got wide coverage, describing how he had decided to “evade Ticketmaster” and “sell his tickets himself.” He did this, he says, because he doesn’t  want his fans to pay too much.  This will happen, he says, because Ticketmaster charges too many service fees, and because scalpers will […]

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      The New Model for Live Entertainment, which Strongly Resembles an Old Model

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      A few days ago, the Kennedy Center’s Michael Kaiser wrote a piece in the Huffington Post in which he expressed his exasperation with the non-stop drumbeat of people saying that arts (and I would add all live entertainment) organizations need a “new model.”  Here’s the key tidbit: “If I hear one more pundit or read […]

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        Save the Date! TEDxBroadway 2013

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        I’m happy to announce that we have set the date for the second TEDxBroadway event.  Mark your calendars for January 28th and get yourself (if you’re not already going to be there) to New York City because that’s going to be the place to be. Damian, Ken and I are very excited to build on […]

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          What Ken Davenport Did

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          I was bummed when Ken Davenport pinged me yesterday to let me know that Godspell is closing later this month.  I’m disappointed for Ken, and it would have been great for that show to continue.  It was a fun, high-energy show with extremely appealing young performers that made it hard not to like if you […]

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            Jordan Roth Explains Live Entertainment

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            The other night, my friend Jordan Roth won a Tony Award for the show that he brought to Broadway when it was facing potentially ending, Clybourne Park.  Of course, he got a chance to make an acceptance speech, and in a compact one minute or so, he did a pretty fair job of explaining why […]

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              I Told You to Watch…

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              Key Line: If life were more like theatre, life wouldn’t suck so much! Share and Enjoy

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                Watch the Tonys-Seriously

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                Forget what Triumph says, this should be a pretty good show.  I have three reasons to give you: 1.  NPH hosting again.  He could make the Electricians Union Awards fun, so with theatre, it should be a slam dunk. 2.  Book of Mormon is leading off the show with “Hello!” Funny, infectious song that will […]

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                  One True Heart

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                  I heard it too. While watching the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat in stunning fashion last night on television, I heard a little boy who was sitting near the tunnel where his (I’m assuming) favorite team, the Miami Heat were walking off the court, after being thoroughly beaten, saying this (listen in the background, […]

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                    Who’s the Best Player? The One Who’s Open

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                    In basketball, the whole game sometimes comes down to a single, final shot.  This is that critical moment that people like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant built their careers on.  They got reputations for being able to make that big shot, sending their team to victory in the “clutch.” From there, people started to believe […]

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