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“Jagged Little Pill” Musical Combines Fresh With Familiar

I predict that this actually occurs. If the American Idiot formula can be replicated, the base material is there. If you haven't seen American Idiot, it weaves a story from an existing album with just a smidgen of dialogue and no new or even much modified music. Some so-called jukebox musicals are merely a vehicle for performing some popular songs on stage without the nuisance of having to have the actual creators of those songs present. Others, like American...

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News

Broadway Shows Add Thursday Matinees to Meet Audience Needs

If you're going to have a matinee during the week, Thursday certainly seems like a better choice than Wednesday. I don't have any actual information to back this up, but I'm guessing that the Wednesday matinee tradition was established for a good reason. It just might be that no one remembers what that reason was. Or maybe they do. I should ask Ken Davenport. Thursday has really come up in the world. Formerly just another roadblock to the weekend, Thursday...

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New Musical Tells Story of Jesus Through Britney Spears Songs. Good Idea!?

It's the story of Jesus told entirely through the unchanged lyrics of Britney Spears songs. This will attract an audience, and here's why: I can explain it to you in the 15 words I used in the previous sentence, and it gives a lot of people something they can anchor their decision on. For some, it will be Britney Spears; for others, the story of Christ; and for a still large group, both. Familiar mixed with unfamiliar in potentially interesting ways...

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News

The Lion King to Hit $1 Billion, Disney Delivers For Audiences

'The Lion King' Poised to Become Broadway’s First Musical to Bank $1 Billion. I just want to post so we can talk in billions! That doesn’t happen a lot in live entertainment, so congratulations to Tom Schumacher and the rest of the Disney gang. Things like this don’t happen easily or automatically or because of the automatic imprimatur of the Disney brand. They happen because the organization involved is delivering for audiences in special way. Well done.

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Brilliant

Dapatkah Anda Membuahkan Uang dengan Bermain Pkv games Paling dipercaya?

Dapatkah Anda Membuahkan Uang dengan Bermain Pkv games Paling dipercaya Membuahkan uang dengan bermain poker tak gampang, sedikitnya tak apabila Anda miliki keinginan menengah ke atas tentang pemasukan yg Anda mengharapkan. Tiap orang bisa membuahkan dikit uang dengan mainkan taruhan mikro. Dengan menantang musuh yg lemah yg tak miliki arahan. Serta relatif gampang buat membuahkan uang tiap bulan, dan lebih gampang apabila Anda ingin membuahkan uang banyak. Namun sebagai susah merupakan saat Anda mengincar bintang-bintang serta ingin dapatkan pemasukan...

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Bright Ideas

Defining Originality: The How Rather Than the What

Half of Broadway's content is from other sources, according to this article. And you know what? I don't care! In fact, I think Jordan Roth of Jujamcyn Theaters nailed this topic forevermore in his TEDxBroadway 2012 talk, when he defined "originality" to mean more than just, "is there source material?" But on the invention inherent to the work. The "how" rather than just the "what," as he put it. Hey, Shakespeare cribbed Ovid, Plutarch and folk tales from all over Europe,...

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Marketing

Menang Mudah dalam Bermain Poker Online

Main Poker bisa saja salah satunya pelepas letih dan sekalian bisa pula menghilangkan stres, sudah pasti dengan pilih permainan yg serasi. Ya, permainan yg serasi merupakan satu permainan yg bagus untuk Anda, pastinya pilih satu permainan Poker online tidak bisa ditangani dengan sembarangan, karena pastinya Anda harus tahu apa permainan yg Anda kehendaki, dan seperti apa permainan Poker itu ditangani. Main Poker online terpercaya yaitu permainan yg bagus, dan memang merupakan satu permainan pilihan nih. Menang Mudah Main Poker...

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P&L

Revenue Up, Attendance Down on Broadway

Broadway producer (and Selling Out friend) Ken Davenport analyzes the first 13 weeks of the Broadway 2013-14 season … and he’s not happy. Though revenue is up .3% (Don’t spend that all in one place!), attendance is down 8.7%, which is on a base of attendance, which dropped 6.2%. Ken says, “I’m not sounding the alarm bells just yet, but I definitely have my finger on my ‘I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up’ button.” OK, Ken’s alarm system sounds...

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