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Putting It Together
Ollie Southgate sits down with Broadway's best business minds to talk about the state of the art and their role in keeping the world's biggest theater town at the top of the list.
Jun 5, 2020
The COVID-19 Specials #3
As the Broadway shutdown enters its third month, Ollie Southgate sits down with nine frequent Broadway theatergoers to discuss their expectations of "the new Broadway" and what they're looking for in their show-going experiences on the other side of COVID-19.
May 1, 2020
The COVID-19 Specials #2
With the Broadway shutdown looking set to continue through the summer, Ollie Southgate speaks to another six guests from the world of show business about the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on live theater, focusing this month on the eventual comeback and what shape it may take based on what little we know so far. In this episode, Ollie chats with Damian Bazadona (Situation Interactive), Elizabeth Furze & Scott Moore (the managing partners of AKA NYC), Michele Groner (of independent marketing consultancy The Groner Group), Bob van der Beek (the Group Commercial Director of Stage Entertainment), and Kelly Wajsgras (a Broadway avid).
Apr 2, 2020
The COVID-19 Specials #1
With Broadway on hiatus, Ollie Southgate speaks to seven of Broadway's best business minds from all across the industry about the toll of the coronavirus pandemic on live theater, from producers and general managers to the owners of the adjacent companies that are suffering a knock-on impact from every venue going dark at once. In this first episode, Ollie chats with Randy Adams & Sue Frost (the producers of COME FROM AWAY), Kate Cannova (a developmental producer), Bonnie Comley & Stewart Lane (the founders of BroadwayHD), Brian DeVito (the ticketing director at the general management company RCI Theatricals), and Chris Harper (the producer of COMPANY).
Mar 30, 2020
The COVID-19 Specials (Preview)
Get a first listen at our new mini-series focusing on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Broadway businesses.
Mar 5, 2020
Michele Groner, The Groner Group
Broadway marketing director Michele Groner, founder of The Groner Group, sits down to talk about the many cogs that make up a Broadway marketing campaign and just where she fits in. We discuss her eclectic career across some of Broadway's biggest players including Serino Coyne, Disney Theatrical and Stage Entertainment.
Feb 7, 2020
Mike Karns, Marathon Digital
Mike Karns, CEO of Broadway's social media management company Marathon Digital sits down to talk about the rapidly changing way Broadway shows talk to their audiences. We discuss the industry's response to the social media revolution and how a specialism may be the key that opens the door, but being a jack of all trades keeps his business going.
Jan 3, 2020
Janette Roush, NYC & Company
Janette Roush, Managing Director of Marketing at New York City's official Destination Marketing Organization NYC & Company sits down to talk about the business of selling a city. We discuss her twenty year history of marketing and advertising Broadway's biggest titles and the role the Great White Way plays in New York's wider tourism world.
Dec 6, 2019
Bonnie Comley, BroadwayHD
We discuss the advent of BroadwayHD with its founder and owner Bonnie Comley, and try to answer the question of whether digital captures are friend or foe to the live theater business. From licensing and distribution to technology and even VR, we discuss what she hopes BroadwayHD will become, and why the industry needs it sooner rather than later.
Nov 1, 2019
Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Feinstein's/54 Below
Producer, author, historian and creative and programming director of Feinstein’s/54 Below Jennifer Ashley Tepper talks about how an eclectic and varied career comes full circle, and how she handled one of the busiest years of her life. We discuss everything from putting on the perfect 54 Below show to maintaining a well organized email inbox, and how it all comes together to keep her at the top of Broadway’s list of people to watch.
Oct 4, 2019
Carl Pasbjerg, Alchemy Production Group
General Manager Carl Pasbjerg of Alchemy Production Group talks about the true meaning of "show business" and the ultimate importance of being a jack of all trades. From Phantom in Las Vegas to Come From Away all over the world, we discuss how being open to opportunity and always ready to mobilize led Carl to a career in producing and managing some of Broadway's biggest success stories. You can find out more about the work of Carl and his team at www.alchemyproductiongroup.com - and you can see the fruits of their labor on Broadway right now in Come From Away at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (www.comefromaway.com) and this holiday season in The Illusionists: Magic Of The Holidays at the Neil Simon Theatre (www.theillusionistslive.com).
Sep 6, 2019
Brian Fenty, TodayTix
TodayTix CEO & Co-Founder Brian Fenty shares the early producing experiences that revealed an opportunity in the ticketing market to appeal to a new kind of audience. We discuss the unique challenges of being a tech start-up in an industry that holds tradition in esteem, and what he's planning to do with a landmark $73 million of new investment. You can find out more about the work of Brian and his team, and of course see what's playing where you are and get your hands on tickets at www.todaytix.com or by downloading TodayTix on your iOS or Android device.