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The Producer's Perspective Podcast

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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 142 – Jerry Zaks

12/10/2017
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Jerry Zaks, Four-Time Tony Award Winner, discusses how he agreed to direct a show even though he didn’t know what directing really was, the best advice he ever got, which made him change his attitude overnight, and more.

Duration: 00:29:59


Episode 141 – Doug Hughes

12/3/2017
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Doug Hughes, Tony Award-winning Director, discusses why his research for plays gets him a lot of frequent flyer miles, how directing a play is like a lawyer trying a case, and more.

Duration: 00:30:42


Episode 140 – Mark Hoebee

11/26/2017
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Mark Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director of the Paper Mill Playhouse, discusses what Broadway had to do with the Paper Mill’s recession, working with commercial producers on out-of-town tryouts, and more.

Duration: 00:33:10


Episode 71 – John Doyle

5/8/2016
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Tony-winning Director John Doyle discusses the difference between directing in New York and London, which actors drive him crazy, and more.

Duration: 00:49:43


Episode 70 – Leigh Silverman

5/4/2016
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Tony-nominated Director Leigh Silverman discusses how she decides if a new play is “viable,” why she makes her designers act, and more.

Duration: 00:41:05


Episode 69 – Meredith Blair

4/24/2016
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Meredith Blair, President of The Booking Group, discusses how touring has changed over the last 20 years, Producer/Presenter negotiations, and more.

Duration: 00:38:43


Episode 68 – Stephen Flaherty

4/18/2016
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Tony Award-winning Composer Stephen Flaherty discusses how to get through writer’s block, why not having his first shows produced was a good thing, and more.

Duration: 00:52:44


Episode 67 – Bruce Lazarus

4/10/2016
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Bruce Lazarus, Executive Director of Samuel French, discusses how licensing theater is like playing video games, how Samuel French is fighting online piracy, and more.

Duration: 00:45:25


Episode 66 – Adrian Bryan-Brown

4/4/2016
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Broadway Press Agent Adrian Bryan-Brown discusses how being a press agent is similar to being a playwright, what Broadway press will look like in 20 years, and more.

Duration: 00:38:23


Episode 65 – Robert Lopez

3/27/2016
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EGOT winner Robert Lopez discusses his advice for young writers, working with his wife Lyricist Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and more.

Duration: 00:40:54


Episode 64 – Robyn Goodman

3/21/2016
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Tony Award-winning Producer Robyn Goodman discusses what she does when a show doesn’t work, what it’s like being a female Producer in the “old boys’ club” of Broadway, and more.

Duration: 00:37:27


Episode 63 – Christopher Gattelli

3/14/2016
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Tony-winning Choreographer Christopher Gattelli discusses how the modern musical is changing, his personal choreography “style,” and more.

Duration: 00:42:24


Episode 62 – Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

3/7/2016
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Tony and Emmy-nominated composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul discuss using YouTube to promote their music, what went wrong with their first New York musical, and more.

Duration: 00:44:23


Episode 61 – Kate Shindle

2/28/2016
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Kate Shindle, President of Actors’ Equity Association, discusses being a working actor in New York City, how technology can help actors audition, and more.

Duration: 00:51:31


Episode 60 – Tino Gagliardi

2/21/2016
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Tino Gagliari, President of Local 802, discusses how the musicians’ union is embracing technology, the Broadway musicians strike of 2003, and more.

Duration: 00:29:22


Episode 59 – Michael Starobin

2/15/2016
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Tony-winning Orchestrator Michael Starobin discusses the difference between orchestrating and arranging, how to avoid a flop, and more.

Duration: 00:36:24


Episode 58 – Jeanine Tesori

2/7/2016
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Tony Award-winning Composer Jeanine Tesori talks story versus plot, her favorite song she’s written, and more.

Duration: 00:35:59


Episode 57 – Jeff Chelesvig

2/1/2016
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Broadway Presenter Jeff Chelesvig discusses what makes a show a success on the road, the difference between marketing to a New York audience and marketing to a tour audience, and more.

Duration: 00:41:10


Episode 56 – Ken Billington

1/25/2016
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Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Ken Billington talks about his process for lighting a show, changes in the technology of the lighting business, and more.

Duration: 00:44:05


Episode 55 – James Lapine

1/18/2016
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Pulitzer-winning Writer and Director James Lapine discusses where he gets his inspiration for shows, tips for successful collaborations and more.

Duration: 00:43:41

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