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51 - SIX The Musical: Kevin McCollum, Producer

Page To Stage

In the first episode in our SIX the Musical series, we sat down with Tony Award-winning Producer Kevin McCollum to learn about his process of bringing six queens to North America and then ultimately to Broadway.If you are listening to this on Apple Podcast, we'd love it if you could share your love in a review!ABOUT KEVIN MCCOLLUM:Kevin McCollum has received the Tony Award for Best Musical for In the Heights (2008), Avenue Q (2004), and Rent (1996), which also won the Pulitzer Prize. Mr. McCollum is currently represented on Broadway with SIX and Mrs. Doubtfire, and off-Broadway and on tour with the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong. Mr. McCollum’s upcoming projects include the Broadway productions of The Devil Wears Prada and The Notebook, along with the new adaptation of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg.He produced Motown: The Musical (Broadway, West End, UK & US Tours), Something Rotten! (Broadway, National Tour), Hand to God (Broadway, West End), The Drowsy Chaperone (Broadway), Mike Birbiglia’s The New One (Broadway, US Tour); Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme in 2002, [title of show] in 2008, the touring and Broadway productions of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the off-Broadway hit De La Guarda, and the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story.In 1995 Mr. McCollum co-founded the Producing Office, and has since created Alchemation, a theatrical and media producing company committed to new work. Mr. McCollum was trained at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and earned his Master’s degree in film producing from the Peter Stark Program at the University of Southern California. In 1995, he received the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Commercial Theatre Producing.MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: SIX on Instagram: www.instagram.com/sixonbroadway SIX on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sixbroadway Get Your Tickets: www.sixonbroadway.com ---Come say hi to us!Facebook: @PageToStagePodcast @BroadwayPodcastNetworkInstagram: @PageToStagePodcast @TheMaryDina @BrianSedita @BroadwayPodcastNetworkTwitter: @TheMaryDina @BwayPodNetworkYoutube: @PageToStagePodcast @BroadwayPodcastNetwork#PageToStagePodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

7 Jun 2021

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Crystal Storytellers - Kevin McCollum

Crystal Storytellers

Equal parts cheerleader, economist, coach and psychologist, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Kevin McCollum has spent his 25-year career creating hit shows with the stage’s greatest talents. Today, he’s pulling back the curtain on his career, his partnership with Crystal and how collaboration wins over competition when young people participate in theater. Tune in to his conversation with Rick Spath aboard Crystal Serenity.

25mins

4 Feb 2020

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Kevin McCollum on "The Play That Goes Wrong"

30 to Curtain

Center Theatre Group’s Producing Director Douglas C. Baker guest hosts this episode of “30 to Curtain,” a podcast featuring 30-minute interviews with some of the theatre artists creating work across the stages of the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles. Joining us for this episode of “30 to Curtain” is theatre producer Kevin McCollum. Kevin has produced some legendary Broadway shows throughout his career, including "Rent," "In the Heights," and "The Play That Goes Wrong," which joins us at the Ahmanson Theatre July 9 through August 11, 2019. For more on Center Theatre Group and its upcoming productions, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

20 Jun 2019

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Episode 90 - Kevin McCollum

Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine

Kevin McCollum has received the Tony Award for Best Musical for "In the Heights" (2008), "Avenue Q" (2004), and "Rent" (1996), which also won the Pulitzer Prize. He is currently represented on Broadway with the Olivier Award-winning "The Play That Goes Wrong." He produced "Something Rotten!" (Broadway, National Tour), "Hand to God" ( Broadway, West End), "Motown: The Musical" (Broadway, West End, and National Tour), "The Drowsy Chaperone" in 2006, which won five Tony Awards, Baz Luhrmann’s production of "Puccini’s La Boheme" in 2002, [title of show] in 2008, the touring and Broadway productions of Irving Berlin’s "White Christmas," the off Broadway hit "De La Guarda," the recent hit revival of "West Side Story," and "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo." In 1995 Mr. McCollum co-founded the Producing Office, and has since created Alchemation, a theatrical and media producing company committed to new work.Mr. McCollum was trained at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and earned his Master’s degree in film producing from the Peter Stark Program at the University of Southern California. In 1995, he received the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Commercial Theatre Producing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

34mins

10 Apr 2018

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Producer Kevin McCollum

Theater People

It is such a pleasure to welcome three-time Tony winning Producer Kevin McCollum to our show! Kevin is well known in the industry for being the kind of producer that can spot something special miles--and years--away from being a fully formed product. This is the guys who, waaaaaaaaaay back in the early 90s saw a very early workshop of RENT and made a promise to Jonathan Larson--AT THE WORKSHOP'S INTERMISSION--that he would get the show to Broadway. In addition to a MILLION other shows, Kevin helped shepherd "In the Heights", "The Drowsy Chaperone", and "Something Rotten" to Broadway. He sat down with us to talk about his most recent productions--"Motown The Musical", which had a quick return to Broadway this summer--and "Something Rotten". And, yes, he indulged me in my "In The Heights" obsession and answered a few questions about 'discovering' Lin-Manuel Miranda.

46mins

15 Aug 2016

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22 - Kevin McCollum

The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport

Kevin McCollum is an American theatrical booking executive and producer of musical theater and plays, many on Broadway. During a producing career spanning over twenty-five years, he has received three Tony Awards for Best Musical for In the Heights, Avenue Q, and Rent. Other producing credits include Motown the Musical (Broadway and tour), The Drowsy Chaperone (five 2006 Tony Awards), Baz Luhrmann's La Bohème (two 2002 Tony Awards), the hit revival of West Side Story (2009), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (2011), and [title of show] (2008).Listen in to this podcast to hear Producer Kevin McCollum talk about everything from . . . Why his formula for success is no formula at all. What Cameron Mackintosh said to him when Kevin auditioned for Les Miserables. Why raising money is still a lot of work, no matter how many shows you recoup. His simple advice for anyone looking to start producing today. His message for every politician in every small town in America. Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBwaywww.theproducersperspective.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44mins

1 Jun 2015

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Kevin McCollum (#138) February, 2007

Tony Award Winners on Downstage Center

Kevin McCollum talks about how his "contrarian" nature applies to his work as a producer, including mounting the 22-actor musical "In The Heights" Off-Broadway when many say even small musicals can't succeed off the Great White Way, deciding to send "Avenue Q" to Las Vegas rather than on a standard national tour, and creating a multi-city model for "Irving Berlin's White Christmas". Original air date – February 16, 2007.

58mins

20 Feb 2007

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Kevin McCollum (#138) February, 2007

ATW - Downstage Center

Kevin McCollum talks about how his "contrarian" nature applies to his work as a producer, including mounting the 22-actor musical "In The Heights" Off-Broadway when many say even small musicals can't succeed off the Great White Way, deciding to send "Avenue Q" to Las Vegas rather than on a standard national tour, and creating a multi-city model for "Irving Berlin's White Christmas". Original air date – February 16, 2007.

58mins

20 Feb 2007