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The Secret of the Highest-Grossing Show of 2013

Ken Davenport points out on his blog, The Producer’s Perspective, that the highest-grossing Broadway show of 2013 was not The Book of Mormon, or Kinky Boots or any of the sexy young things of recent fame, but Disney’s good old, 16-year-old The Lion King. How is it done? According to Ken, “All this proves the ol’ axiom, that the secret to a long running, super high grossing show is to make your show the star.”

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Goodbye 2013: A Look at Some of the Year’s Newsworthy Trends

Before we say goodbye to 2013, we thought we’d review a few of this year’s interesting trends highlighted in the news. • Moving Sound to Anywhere but the Concert Hall: The Los Angeles Times spots the latest push to get music out of the concert hall and into museums and galleries, alternative spaces and train stations, and parks and Beverly Hills formal gardens. • Younger Audiences Have On-Demand Mentality: Regional artistic directors say they’re being slammed by the on-demand mentality …

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