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The Business of Broadway

In each episode of The Business of Broadway, we’ll be talking to the industry leaders who raise money, sell ads, create budgets, and so much more, for these multi-million dollar ventures. Hosted by Musical Theatre writer and director David Brush (The Anxiety Project), we will ask the questions everyone wants to know but doesn’t know to ask. Subscribe NOW for our first season.

Episodes

3. ‘Broadway by the Books’, With Christopher Cacace

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Today, Managing Director and entertainment tax genius Christopher Cacace stops by the show for some money talk – and so much more. Everything you thought you knew about how money moves through a Broadway show will be turned on its ear when Chris breaks down in layman’s terms how art and commerce merge and engage all constituents toward opening night and beyond. Chris’s work is at the crossroads where artist, producer and general manager intersect to keep shows in the black and in compliance with all of the many tax laws that govern money and finance on Broadway. In addition, we get a listen to two new songs from the musical theatre composer, Alanya Bridge.

Guest: Christopher Cacace Host: David Brush Theme music composed by Rachel Dean Episode 3 – ‘Broadway by the Books’, With Christopher Cacace

MUSIC USED IN THIS EPISODE:

Seas Away

In Between Music & Lyrics by Alanya Bridge Performed by Mia Gerachis Cello by Jessica Wang

How Are You Katie?

Chapters Music and Lyrics by Alanya Bridge Performed by Nick Hollamby

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2. From Casting ‘Agent’ to Casting ‘Producer’, With Daryl Eisenberg

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Today, we speak to Casting Director, Daryl Eisenberg: co-founder of Eisenberg/Beans Casting. Daryl’s office serves as casting director for nearly every medium from film to voiceover to Broadway. But they’re not merely content with anything that may be considered business as usual. Darly is serving the industry in a hands-on way that goes beyond finding the right people for the right roles. Daryl stops by to talk post-2020 industry realities, how to have the difficult conversations about a show’s development and future, and how Actor’s Equity should take a hard look at outdated processes that are detrimental to the industry’s current trajectory. Also – get a listen to a new song from Robelen & Reifler and an exclusive demo from Jarret Murray. Find out more about Daryl and Eisenberg/Beans at ebcastingco.com

Guest: Daryl Eisenberg Host: David Brush Theme music composed by Rachel Dean Episode 2 – From Casting ‘Agent’ to Casting ‘Producer’

MUSIC USED IN THIS EPISODE:

“Pieces”

 Music & Lyrics by Erin J. Reifler and Spencer Robelen  

“Welcome”

Music & Lyrics by Jarrett Murray 

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1. The Producer’s Role on Broadway, With Cody Lassen

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Today we speak with Tony-Award winning producer Cody Lassen. Cody’s work includes Paula Vogel’s Indecent (and the revival of her How I Learned to Drive), What the Constitution Means To Me, Thoughts of a Colored Man and a slew of others.  With years of data-driven research and implementation, Cody has nearly perfected the art of moving from an idea kernel to opening night. Cody stops by to discuss removing roadblocks for artists, being a problem-solver in the industry, and why writers shouldn’t cold email a producer the 100-page PDF of their new musical. Plus – we get a listen to two tracks from the musical, A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet.

Guest: Cody Lassen Host: David Brush Theme music composed by Rachel Dean

MUSIC USED IN THIS EPISODE:

“One Hit Song”

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet

Book, Music & Lyrics by Alex Wyse & Ben Fankhauser  

“Conflict of Interest”

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet

Book, Music & Lyrics by Alex Wyse & Ben Fankhauser  

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The Business of Broadway – Coming Soon!

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What does it REALLY take to bring a musical to Broadway? How should creators and producers work together and how can they learn to speak each other's language? What can we learn from the hits AND the flops? The Business of Broadway is a new podcast from KGM Theatrical about the nitty gritty of producing Broadway shows. Each Broadway show is its own startup business, and with so many players, how does it all come together? In each episode of The Business of Broadway, we'll be talking to the industry leaders who raise money, sell ads, create budgets, and so much more, for these multi-million dollar ventures. Hosted by Musical Theatre writer and director David Brush (The Anxiety Project), we will ask the questions everyone wants to know but doesn't know to ask. Subscribe NOW for our first season - launching soon. From kgmtheatrical.com. 

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