Monthly Archives: July 2011

74 Days ’til Godspell: Budget analysis

I flew to/from Chicago today, catching the first flight out of LGA and the last flight back from O’Hare, so I had the flight(s) to catch up on my budgetary analysis.  I do this on a weekly basis now, since … Continue reading

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75 Days ’til Godspell: Awarding the set bid.

Today ended a couple of weeks of back and forth between our Director, our Set Designer (David Korins), our TD, myself and our GM team. The bids (how much it’s going to cost) from scene shops always come in higher … Continue reading

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76 Days ’til Godspell: Inventory Management

I know, the subject of this blog makes it sounds like I’m counting a warehouse full of soccer balls before shipping them off to Modell’s. But nope, I’m talking about taking stock of the number of seats we have to … Continue reading

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77 Days ’til Godspell: A producing partner joins the team.

Today I had the thrill of announcing that the original Broadway Producer of Godspell, Edgar Lansbury, has joined my production as an above-the-title Producer. Yeah.  I know.  Cool, right? One of the reasons that Godspell exists is because of the … Continue reading

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78 Days ’til Godspell: Making a media change.

After I wrote the “82 Days ’til . . . “ blog about getting our music out early, I came to a realization that our Godspell Advertising Plan might be a little light in radio. A lot of folks would … Continue reading

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79 Days ’til Godspell: Dotting Is and crossing Ts on contracts.

I was going to go to law school once. And then, when I started reading and writing contracts when I was company managing and general managing shows in the decade before I started producing, I was very thankful I didn’t! … Continue reading

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80 Days ’til Godspell: So many celebs have done Godspell . . .

. . . so what can we do with them?  That was the topic of today’s marketing brainstorming session. We have a brainstorming session in my office at least one day a week, and that day was today.  Just me, … Continue reading

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81 Days ’til Godspell: Washington reminds me why Godspell why now.

I took a break from my weekend paperwork today to glance at CNN and get an update on the current drama in D.C.  First health care, then tax reform, and now the debt ceiling. (Ever get the feeling that all … Continue reading

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82 Days ’til Godspell: Getting music out early

Whenever I consider producing a musical, I always start with the score.  After all, the root word of Musical is “music” . . . so I’d say that makes it a pretty important ingredient, don’t you think? Fortunately, with Godspell, … Continue reading

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83 Days ’til Godspell: Look what came in the mail.

Today was a day about being on the phone.  I talked to almost everyone on the first page of our contact sheet at least once, and some several times. But in the midst of all that dialing and redialing, I … Continue reading

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