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Ken Davenport's popular blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, is now a podcast! On each episode, Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer Ken Davenport interviews a Broadway industry professional to get their perspective on The Great White Way.

Ken Davenport's popular blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, is now a podcast! On each episode, Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer Ken Davenport interviews a Broadway industry professional to get their perspective on The Great White Way.
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New York City, NY

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Ken Davenport's popular blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, is now a podcast! On each episode, Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer Ken Davenport interviews a Broadway industry professional to get their perspective on The Great White Way.

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English


Episodes

Episode 173 – David Chase

1/13/2019
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David Chase sits in a very unique musical position on Broadway shows, as the #1 Dance Arranger on Broadway. Listen to David explain what a Dance Arranger does anyway, why composers don’t have to read or write music to compose a show and more in this musical masterclass!

Duration:00:48:30

Episode 172 – Sierra Boggess

1/6/2019
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Listen to actress Sierra Boggess talk about The Little Mermaid, why she bounced back and forth between mega-musicals, and more in this week’s podcast!

Duration:00:40:04

Episode 171 – Paula Wagner

12/16/2018
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Ken chats with Broadway AND Hollywood Super Producer, Paula Wagner about the skills she learned as an agent that help her be a better Producer, why Pretty Woman was made to be a musical and why it’s doing what she thought it would (gross over $1mm a week!), and much more!

Duration:00:27:34

Episode 170 – Max Grossman

12/9/2018
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Listen to Max Grossman, Literary Agent, discuss how he finds new writers, the art of negotiating as an agent, and more in this week’s podcast.

Duration:00:34:44

Episode 169 – Rachel Chavkin

12/2/2018
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Director Rachel Chavkin discusses why she doesn’t like to give advice, why she’s okay with a messy rehearsal process, and more in this week’s podcast!

Duration:00:42:27

Episode 168 – Bobby Longbottom

11/25/2018
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Tony-nominated Director Bobby Longbottom talks about how he made the transition from one career to another inside the Broadway biz, how he convinced people to give him a shot, and more in this week’s podcast.

Duration:00:38:47

Episode 167 – Jack Viertel

11/18/2018
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Hear Jack Viertel talk about how working as a critic made him a better producer, the changing role of the theater owner, what made him want to give all this up years ago, and much, much more on this week’s podcast.

Duration:00:37:40

Episode 166 – Kristen Blodgette

11/11/2018
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Hear Kristen Blodgette define what a musical director does, what she thinks of shrinking Broadway orchestras, why she doesn’t write, and more.

Duration:00:37:39

Episode 165 – Kirsten Childs

10/28/2018
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Kirsten Childs, writer of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, shares how she transitioned from a career as an actress to that of a writer, how we are doing with diversity in the theater, and more.

Duration:00:29:57

Episode 164 – Michael Greif

10/21/2018
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Michael Greif, director of Rent, Next to Normal, Dear Evan Hansen, and more, discusses how he started his career, what changed about Dear Evan Hansen since the first reading, and more.

Duration:00:37:48

Episode 163 – Daniel Goldfarb

10/14/2018
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Listen to playwright Daniel Goldfarb chat about NYU vs. Julliard, why he writes at coffee shops, how he was discovered, the importance of critics, and more.

Duration:00:41:06

Episode 162 – Michael John LaChiusa

10/7/2018
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Listen to five time Tony nominated writer Michael John LaChiusa reveal what gets him interested in a project, what he tells his students at NYU most often about writing, how feels about being a Tony Nominator, and more.

Duration:00:35:25

Episode 161 – Richard Maltby

9/30/2018
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Listen to Tony Award-Winner Richard Maltby Jr. talk about curating revues, working as a lyricist, and advice for new writers.

Duration:00:50:52

Episode 160 – Joe Iconis

9/23/2018
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Be More Chill composer and lyricist Joe Iconis chats about how the album went viral, why he works with the same “crew” on so many of his shows, how he dealt with the disappointment of his first show not going as far as he thought, and more.

Duration:00:50:27

Episode 159 – David Auburn

9/16/2018
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Hear David Auburn, writer of one of the longest running plays of the last few decades (Proof), discuss why thinks it was so successful, why he enjoys directing other people’s work, but not his own, where he gets his ideas, and more.

Duration:00:36:46

Episode 158 – John Weidman

9/9/2018
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3 Time Tony-Nominated Book Writer, John Weidman discusses how law school helped him become a better playwright, collaborating with Sondheim, and more!

Duration:00:38:29

Episode 157 – Rebecca Taichman

6/3/2018
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Tony Award-Winner Rebecca Taichman discusses balancing life as a director, her rehearsals, and whether or not being a female director has changed with the times.

Duration:00:37:49

Episode 156 – David Lindsay-Abaire

5/20/2018
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Pulitzer Prize-Winner, David Lindsay-Abaire, discusses what led him to become a playwright, and how he’s kept his skills honed for all these years.

Duration:00:33:41

Episode 155 – Nelle Nugent

5/6/2018
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Nelle Nugent, one of Broadway’s most prolific play Producers, discusses her life as a woman in a male-dominant industry, how she worked her way to the top, and much more!

Duration:00:31:25

Episode 154 – Lisa Kron

4/22/2018
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Lisa Kron, Tony Award Winning Writer, discusses why her early writing horrified her and how she got better, how performing stand-up helped hone her stage writing, and more.

Duration:00:38:05