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Ken Davenport
The producer of the Off-Broadway productions of Altar Boyz, The Awesome 80s Prom and My First Time as well as You're Welcome America, 13, Speed the Plow, and Blithe Spirit on Broadway.
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Hello Blog Readers, The Producer's Perspective has moved! I recently redesigned my blog, and moved it to a new server. If you're seeing this post, you probably have the old URL bookmarked. Please head over to www.TheProducersPerspective.com and update your... Continue reading
WHO: The Pekoe Group SEEKING: Advertising Associate WHEN:4/16/2012 WHERE: New York, NY PAY: Salary commensurate with experience Health/vision/dental insurance DESCRIPTION: The Pekoe Group, a vibrant and dynamic full-service theatrical marketing and advertising agency seeks an experienced, ambitious and exceptional media planner/buyer to plan, negotiate, buy, and implement excellent media campaigns across print, outdoor, online and broadcast platforms. HOW TO APPLY: Jobs@thepekoegroup.com with cover letter and resume. Please include ADVERTISING ASSOCIATE in the subject line. Continue reading
WHO: Definitions Theatre Company SEEKING: searching for an energetic and experienced stage manager for their upcoming production of "Arts or Crafts" by Rob Roznowski. WHEN: 04/08/12-06/03/12 WHERE: Brooklyn, NY PAY: Possible Stipend DESCRIPTION: The show features scenes of varying length strung together. The production also utilizes a multimedia slideshow and movie clips. The ability to run projections and simultaneously call light/sound cues is mandatory. Performances will be the last week of May and the first weekend of June in the west village. HOW TO APPLY: Please email resume and links to definitionstheatre@gmail.com Continue reading
WHO: Live On Stage SEEKING: Melchior - Handsome, and charismatic. He knows much more than school mates because of what he reads in books. He sees the corruption in society. He falls in love with Wendla. Vocal range: pop-tenor, low G2 - high G4, up to high B4 in falsetto WHEN:04/16/12-05/16/12 WHERE: Portland, OR PAY: Neg DESCRIPTION: Transportation, housing and Guest Artist Contract provided. HOW TO APPLY: Video submissions requested- Send Youtube or Vimeo Link to anon-043640-1333994334@anon.playbill.com Continue reading
The following are the Broadway Grosses from the week ending April 1, 2012: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm ANYTHING GOES $590,573 6,576 80.12% $89.81 CHICAGO $580,175 7,119 82.40% $81.50 CLYBOURNE PARK $233,486 5,902 77.58% $39.56 DEATH OF A SALESMAN... Continue reading
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It must be close to the end of the scholastic year, because I've gotten a few more emails than usual from high school and college students (including one from China) asking me for quotes or looking for answers to questions... Continue reading
WHO: The Symphony Chorus SEEKING: Bookeeper WHEN: Starting immediately WHERE: New York, NY PAY: TBD DESCRIPTION: Small volunteer-based chorus looking for part-time bookkeeper. Must have QuickBooks expertise. HOW TO APPLY: Cover letter and Resume to anon-043440-1333117135@anon.playbill.com Continue reading
Seasonal Production & Company Management Assistants WHO: Two River Theater Company SEEKING: PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to: basic office book-keeping and payment of bills, calendaring, fielding inquiries about the rental of the building, giving tours, basic contracting, facilitating pre-event communications and meetings between renters and theater staff, serving as point person on the day of rental events, and assisting with company management duties as needed. Candidates must have prior event/production office experience. COMPANY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to functioning as the main point of contact for guest artists while they are in town,... Continue reading
WHO: La Jolla Playhouse SEEKING: Glengarry Glen Ross - Submit Photo / Resume for NYC Appointments ALL Roles- Shelly Levene: mid-late 50s, salesman down on his luck, lives on past glories, fears losing his job and is desperate to save his career. Incessant talker, uses a variety of tactics to achieve his ends. John Williamson: early 40s, manager of the real estate office, a company man in charge of salesmen who are older with more “street” experience; not respected by his team who believe he doesn’t really understand the business. Dave Moss 50-60s, angry, aggressive, devious, successful salesman. Sarcastic and... Continue reading
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To buy tickets to Newsies on Broadway click the link below: BUY NEWSIES TICKETS! - - - - - - - - - - Here is the official information for Newsies on Broadway: About Newsies Set in New York City... Continue reading
April Fools'. ;-) Did I getcha? (Got a comment? I love 'em, so comment below! Email subscribers, click here, then scroll down, to say what's on your mind!) ------ FUN STUFF: - RSVP to the Shooting Crows reading in our... Continue reading
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So many of you entered this week's contest, I'm not going to beat around the ticket-giveaway bush with a pre-pithy comment . . . I'm just going to announce the winner! Congrats to . . . Kerry Zukus! Kerry you're... Continue reading
WHO: Colt Coeur SEEKING: Actors (m/f). See Breakdown for details. All roles are available: JUSTINE, 30s-early 40s, Lucy’s mom, a great mom and fiercely protective of her daughter, warm, naturally stunning and sexy. CHARLOTTE, 30s-early 40s, Justine’s older sister, operates ‘The Facility,’ awkward, all-business, doesn’t have a great sense of humor or an easy way with children. LUCY, 15 (seeking actress 18+). Lucy is Justine’s daughter, odd, very literal (almost autistic), has an extreme violent streak. QUINN, 15 (seeking actor 18+). Quinn is a boy Lucy meets at school and becomes friends with, displays some of the same ‘inappropriate’ freak-ish... Continue reading
WHO: Prestigious Talent Agency SEEKING: Exceptional Assistant to work in our Theatre Department. RESPONSIBILITIES: heavy phone volume with top artists, tracking incoming and outgoing calls, heavy calendar management, making reservations, expense reports, coordinating travel, etc. Will assist with ticket requests, tracking, follow-up and prompt and accurate processing of payments. Also responsible for reading scripts, attending shows and providing feedback and research within the industry. Will serve as first point of contact with clients and executives and should possess a professional, customer-service attitude. In addition, must be extremely organized and detail-oriented. REQUIREMENTS: -BA/BS from an accredited University or College -At least... Continue reading
WHO: Signature Theater Company SEEKING: Box Office staff for The Pershing Square Signature Center, the company’s permanent home on West 42nd Street. RESPONSIBILITIES: Box Office staff Staff will report to the Box Office Manager.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: selling tickets and subscriptions, interfacing with the public, fulfilling ticket requests and providing superb customer service over the phone and in person. The position is also required to reconcile daily sales. REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate will be familiar with Tessitura, possess superior personnel, customer service and communication skills, and be a proactive thinker. Candidates should expect to work in a... Continue reading
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The Broadway industry tends to be pretty insular . . . and the outside business world rarely pokes their head in our world to see what's going on. But when they do, it's pretty fascinating. Case in point: An article... Continue reading
WHO: Jujamcyn Theaters is recognized as a theatrical innovator, championing shows that push the boundaries of Broadway and create new experiences for audiences. The company owns and operates five Broadway theatres including the St. James, Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Eugene O'Neill, and Walter Kerr. SEEKING: We are seeking a full time Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for our accounting department. RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will assist the CFO and the accounting department with administrative tasks such as data entry, maintaining excel spreadsheets, bank reconciliations, opening and distributing mail, scanning and filing documents, and various other administrative/accounting related tasks. REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate will demonstrate... Continue reading
WHO: The Civilians. SEEKING: A part-time Literary Associate. RESPONSIBILITIES: The position is an advanced internship level job for a one-year period. REQUIREMENTS: The Associate supports the AD and the Assoc. AD with research, project coordination and general dramaturgy on new projects. Additionally, the Associate seeks out writers and other artists (composers, media artists, theater companies) that are of potential interest to the company. Other areas of work possible depending on the skills and interests of the candidate. WHEN: Start date is flexible (summer or fall). Approximately 20 hours per week. PAY: $250/month stipend. HOW TO APPLY: Please send a resume... Continue reading
WHO: Violet Productions is casting the upcoming production of Pageant Princess, The Musical. Shaun Peknic, dir.; Joni Ernst, music dir.; Jeremy Rafal, assistant. music dir.; Mollie Flanagan, artistic dir.; Abigail Taylor, choreo. SEEKING: Traci: female, soprano, mid 30's, epitome of an OCD Pageant Mom, has it together in a vaguely scary way. Marilee: female, mezzo, mid 30's, epitome of a stressed out Pageant Mom, will do anything to have her daughter win. Earl: male, bari-tenor, mid 30's, a goodhearted if slightly goofy Pageant Dad, thrown into this chaotic world. Clint Vanderhoffen: male, mid 30's, the host of the pageant, completely... Continue reading
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When I first started my plans for Godspell, I could have only dreamed that there might one day be legislation that would make it easier for startups from all different industries to have easier ways to access capital to get... Continue reading
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Here's an idea . . . In all fairness, I'm not even sure websites can do this yet. Well, I'm sure they can, but I'm not sure they are doing this yet. I know our industry isn't . . .... Continue reading
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If Spring is in the air, then that means festival season is right around the corner. What festivals, you ask? Well, we've got NYMF, The Fringe, the Midtown Fringe, The AFO, and by the time I finish this blog, there... Continue reading
The following are the Broadway Grosses from the week ending March 25, 2012: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm ANYTHING GOES $584,981 6,828 83.19% $85.67 CHICAGO $566,644 7,179 83.09% $78.93 DEATH OF A SALESMAN $777,953 7,236 99.78% $107.51 END OF... Continue reading
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So, as a person who can't stand the gym unless it involves a basketball, I forced myself to get a personal trainer recently . . . who then forces me to do things I can't stand. But so far, so... Continue reading
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To buy tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway click the link below: BUY JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR TICKETS! - - - - - - - - - - Here is the official information for Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway: About... Continue reading