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The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport

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Ken Davenport's popular blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, is now a podcast! On each episode, Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer Ken Davenport interviews a Broadway industry professional to get their perspective on The Great White Way.Collectively, guests on The Producer's Perspective Podcast have won more than 76 Tony Awards, 12 Grammy Awards, 7 Academy Awards, 5 Emmy Awards, and 1 Pulitzer Prize.

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Ken Davenport's popular blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, is now a podcast! On each episode, Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer Ken Davenport interviews a Broadway industry professional to get their perspective on The Great White Way.Collectively, guests on The Producer's Perspective Podcast have won more than 76 Tony Awards, 12 Grammy Awards, 7 Academy Awards, 5 Emmy Awards, and 1 Pulitzer Prize.

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An invaluable Resource!

By GregJ88 - Mar 19 2018
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One of the best resources out there about the business of theatre.

OUCH! MY EARS!

By BTBway - Apr 05 2017
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I LOVE this podcast, but my ears absolutely do not. Please get better equipment!

iTunes Ratings

120 Ratings
Average Ratings
92
12
6
5
5

An invaluable Resource!

By GregJ88 - Mar 19 2018
Read more
One of the best resources out there about the business of theatre.

OUCH! MY EARS!

By BTBway - Apr 05 2017
Read more
I LOVE this podcast, but my ears absolutely do not. Please get better equipment!

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The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport

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Ken Davenport's popular blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, is now a podcast! On each episode, Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer Ken Davenport interviews a Broadway industry professional to get their perspective on The Great White Way.Collectively, guests on The Producer's Perspective Podcast have won more than 76 Tony Awards, 12 Grammy Awards, 7 Academy Awards, 5 Emmy Awards, and 1 Pulitzer Prize.

Rank #1: 198 - Anthony Veneziale

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Anthony Veneziale (Two-Touch) is the conceiver and co-creator Freestyle Love Supreme and FLS Academy. Founding member of American Immigrants (San Francisco). He has used improv techniques to create endeavors with Thomas Kail & Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the HeightsBartlett, “The Electric Company”), Daveed Diggs (The Freeze), numerous networks/companies (HBO, Cartoon Network, Sesame Workshop, Boardwalk Pictures, Google) and co-founded speechlessinc.com, an improv thinking company that helps humans create, collaborate, and find their authentic voice. STAGE: Freestyle Love SupremeServicemenDeath in One Acts, and Trashin': Time to Waste. TV: ”Sex and the City”, Freestyle Love Supreme


Listen in to this podcast, and you'll hear about the origins of this new form on Broadway, and how he helped Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail with In The Heights, and a ton more, including (yes, I'm giving you the full bullet points, because this podcast is that good):

  • Why Hip-Hop/Rap is so effective in the theater and why this is just the beginning. 
  • How his success happened overnight . . . NO IT DIDN'T! It took a long time, and why and how he had the courage to keep at it. 
  • The most commonly uttered words on my podcast from all my guests, and why those words helped Anthony crush his goals. 
  • How he teaches freestyle at the Freestyle Love Supreme Academy (if I can do it - anyone can).
  • And in addition to me beatboxing, you can bet he shows a little of his freestylin' skills as well.


This week’s #SongwriterOfTheWeek is Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar. Check out "Runnin'" (sung by Matt Rodin) from their new musical Beau at the end of this episode. If you enjoyed the outro music in this episode, go on over to www.beauthemusical.com


This week's episode is brought to you by AJV Media. They've been our videographers for our Super Conference since the beginning! They're professional, easy to work with, and local to NY! If you're looking for a videographer and want more information, visit their website www.AJVMedia.com


Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBway

This podcast was edited by Stanley Wiercinski. 

www.theproducersperspective.com 

Oct 21 2019

50mins

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Rank #2: 172 - Sierra Boggess

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Listen to actress Sierra Boggess talk about The Little Mermaid, why she bounced back and forth between mega-musicals, and more in this week's podcast!

Jan 07 2019

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Rank #3: 193 - Julie Halston

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If you don’t know Broadway Funny Girl Julie Halston, you are in for a treat. She’s one of the fiercest comediennes we have, currently playing and flambaying a Producer (!) on Broadway in Tootsie, but has been in everything from Gypsy (where we met) to You Can’t Take It With You to Hairspray to Anything Goes and more.

But she got her start on one of the smallest stages in New York City.

And the story of her rise as a Broadway star, a writer, a producer, and more is a real inspiration and education for us all. Listen to hear all about:

  • How Charles Busch forced her to write her first show in two weeks . . . and how she got the courage to do it.
  • Where she learned how to do dramatic readings of NY Times Wedding Announcements. (And yes, listen to her do a reading from the NY Times at the end of this podcast!)
  • Why she says “yes” to everything she can and why you should too.
  • Why, despite her big Broadway success, she still performs in her one-woman show (including a performance coming up on October 3rd at Birdland! Go!)
  • How she creates unique characters, like the stripper in Gypsy, that are so memorable and so freakin’ funny and so beyond what’s just in the script.

If you’re an actor or a fan, then you should listen to this podcast. If you’re a TheaterMaker of any other kind, then you MUST listen to this podcast.

And I apologize in advance for my laughter throughout the episode. You try and hold it in when talking to Julie Halston!

Enjoy and thank you for coming back to our new season!


This week’s #SongwriterOfTheWeek is Zack Zadek! If you enjoyed the outro music in this episode, go on over to www.ZackZadek.com for more tunes.


This episode is sponsored by Sunlight Studios. Use the code DAVENPORT by October 10 to save on renting studio space. Visit www.sunlightstudios.com for more information on their offerings!

Sep 09 2019

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Rank #4: 173 - David Chase

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David Chase sits in a very unique musical position on Broadway shows, as the #1 Dance Arranger on Broadway. Listen to David explain what a Dance Arranger does anyway, why composers don't have to read or write music to compose a show and more in this musical masterclass!

Jan 14 2019

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Rank #5: 186 - Dominique Morisseau

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Check out this episode of the podcast featuring Playwright, Dominique Morisseau. Listen to her talk about why she's cautiously optimistic about where we are and where we're headed with diversity in the arts, why she doesn't read reviews, and her take on the term "emerging artist."

Apr 22 2019

32mins

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Rank #6: 199 - Ali Stroker

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Groundbreaking performer Ali Stroker won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as ‘Ado Annie’ in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! She made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway when she originated the role of ‘Anna' in Deaf West's acclaimed 2015 revival of Spring Awakening.

Ali's also the first actress in a wheelchair to graduate from NYU's Tisch drama program. She starred in 12 episodes of the talent competition, The Glee Project, which led to a guest role on Fox's Glee. She then recurred in the Kyra Sedgwick ABC series, Ten Days in the Valley, and she guest-starred on Fox’s Lethal Weapon, CBS’ Instinct, and Comedy Central's Drunk History. Ali earned a Barrymore Award nomination for starring as Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. In addition to her work on and off-Broadway, she's soloed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, New York's Town Hall, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Stroker has been a co-chair of Women Who Care, which supports United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. She co-founded Be More Heroic, an anti-bullying campaign that tours the country connecting with thousands of students each year. She’s lead theater workshops for South African women and children affected by HIV and AIDS with the group, ARTS InsideOut. 

Ali’s dedication to improving lives through the arts, disabled or not, is captured in her motto: “Making Your Limitations Your Opportunities.”


This week’s #SongWriterOfTheWeek is Carmel Dean. Featuring the song "The BeanStalk" from the musical Renascence and written by Edna St. Vincent Millay and Dick Scanlan. The full album is available on iTunes and Spotify. 


This episode is sponsored by Curtain Call! Curtain Call is the platform for all theatre professionals; onstage or backstage, creative or cast, producer or theatre. You can network easily AND look for work. You can view and apply for jobs directly through the platform. Just go to curtaincallonline.com to sign up. They also have an awesome Instagram page - with incredible photography @curtaincall


Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBway

This podcast was edited by Stanley Wiercinski. 

www.theproducersperspective.com 

Oct 28 2019

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Rank #7: 194 - Mark Sendroff

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Mark Sendroff started his law career at the firm of Bomser & Oppenheim in 1975 and moved to the firm of Gottlieb, Schiff, Ticktin & Sternklar in 1979, eventually becoming a partner until that firm’s dissolution in 1995, at which time he founded Sendroff & Associates, P.C. In January 2007, he and entertainment lawyer, Jason Baruch, formed the current firm of Sendroff & Baruch, LLP. He presently represents many of the talented artists whose work can be seen prominently in the areas of theatre, film, television, and music. 


This week’s #SongwriterOfTheWeek is Or Matias (@OrMatias)! If you enjoyed the outro music in this episode, go on over to www.ormatiasmusic.com/ for more tunes.


This episode is sponsored by National Alliance Music Theatre (NAMT). For more information, go to namt.org/.


Follow Mark: @msendroff


Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBway

This podcast was edited by Stanley Wiercinski. 

www.theproducersperspective.com 

Sep 15 2019

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Rank #8: 197 - Adam Gwon

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Adam Gwon is a musical theater writer named one of "50 to Watch" by The Dramatist magazine and hailed "a promising newcomer to our talent-hungry musical theater" by The New York Times.

His musicals have been produced on six continents, in more than half a dozen languages. Off-Broadway: Ordinary Days (Roundabout Theatre; Keen Company, Drama League Award nomination, Best Revival), Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre); Regional: String (Village Theatre), Cake Off (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes Award nomination; Bucks County Playhouse), Cloudlands (South Coast Repertory), The Boy Detective Fails (Signature Theatre), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); West End: Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios).


In this episode, we talk about . . .

  • How he went from writing individual songs to full-length musicals 
  • What he looks for when looking for something new to write about, or when looking into making adaptations
  • The 3 "blind dates" he went on that led him to adapt Scotland, PA into a musical
  • What it's like to constantly be considered an emerging artist


This week’s #SongwriterOfTheWeek is Anna Jacobs and Michael R. Jackson! Check out "I Want To Choose" from their musical TEETH at the end of this episode. If you enjoyed the outro music in this episode, go on over to www.annakjacobs.com/ www.thelivingmichaeljackson.com for more tunes.


This week's episode is brought to you by TERRY KNICKERBOCKER STUDIO. Terry Knickerbocker Studio offers a two-year acting conservatory, workshops, studio rentals, one-on-one coaching, beginner acting classes, and the best actor training in New York, period. While the conservatory training is based on the Meisner Technique, Terry Knickerbocker Studio offers a holistic approach to actor training with a commitment to nurturing the total actor: Mind, Body, and Soul. For more information, please visit www.TerryKnickerbockerStudio.com


Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBway

This podcast was edited by Stanley Wiercinski. 

www.theproducersperspective.com 

Oct 07 2019

38mins

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Rank #9: 190 - Paul Gordon

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Check out this week's podcast featuring composer and lyricist Paul Gordon. He discusses how his successful career writing pop songs eventually led him to Daddy Long Legs and Jane Eyre, how he gets his ideas, and why he started StreamingMusicals.com.

May 20 2019

43mins

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Rank #10: 187 - Michael Mayer

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In this episode, Michael Mayer talks about his experience directing Tony-award winning shows, including Thoroughly Modern MillieSpring Awakening, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Michael also discusses how after all that, he can still feel like a fraud, and how he gets through those feelings when starting a new show.

Apr 29 2019

44mins

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Rank #11: 146 - Sheryl Kaller

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Sheryl Kaller, Tony-nominated Director, discusses what Bob Fosse "fought for" in his direction, and how that inspired her, how she never felt like a female Director while she was in school . . . but only when she got into the business, and how that has changed (or not) since then, and more.

Jan 21 2018

32mins

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Rank #12: 192 - Chad Beguelin

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Chad, the multi-talented and multi-nominated book writer/lyricist of shows like AladdinThe Wedding SingerElf, and this season's breakout original hit, The Prom, talks about his experience with failure, writing original musicals versus adaptations, and how to have confidence as a writer.


We are taking a break on this podcast! Don't worry . . . we will be back on September 9th with a brand new, very exciting season! 

This episode is sponsored by The Long Room, the Irish gastropub with an extensive beer menu featuring craft, domestic & international brews. Visit The Long Room today!  www.thelongroomnyc.com

Follow Chad: @ChadBeg

Keep up with me during the break: @KenDavenportBway

This podcast was edited by Stanley Wiercinski. 

Jun 03 2019

39mins

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Rank #13: 184 - Jason Moore

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This week on the podcast, Jason Moore talks about the fastest path to success for a Director, what Broadway and Hollywood can learn from each other, what it's like to direct a bio-musical, and more!

Apr 08 2019

38mins

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Rank #14: 184 - Meryl Streep

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This week's episode features 3 time Academy Award Winner, Meryl Streep. Give it a listen to hear Meryl talk about how she chooses material, the importance of playing a diverse set of roles, and why she would consider starring in a revival of Mamma Mia! 

Apr 01 2019

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Rank #15: 183 - Jennifer Tepper

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This week on the podcast, Jennifer Tepper talks about what her dream job is, how she got started producing, and more!

Mar 25 2019

30mins

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Rank #16: 182 - Jason Alexander

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This week's episode features Jason Alexander. Check it out to hear all about how he got his start acting, what Broadway can learn from the film industry, and how actors play a part in the creation of a TV show, play, or musical.

Mar 18 2019

54mins

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Rank #17: 179 - Joan Marcus

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In this week's episode, Joan talks about the keys to a great theater photo, keeping up with tech in the arts, and much more! Check it out!

Feb 25 2019

32mins

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Rank #18: 177 - Tom Viertel

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On this week's podcast, Tom Viertel discusses the most important skill a Producer can have, what real estate and Broadway producing have in common, and much more!

Feb 11 2019

54mins

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Rank #19: 168 - Bobby Longbottom

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Tony-nominated Director Bobby Longbottom talks about how he made the transition from one career to another inside the Broadway biz, how he convinced people to give him a shot, and more in this week's podcast. 

Nov 25 2018

40mins

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Rank #20: 166 - Kristen Blodgette

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Hear Kristen Blodgette define what a musical director does, what she thinks of shrinking Broadway orchestras, why she doesn't write, and more. 

Nov 10 2018

39mins

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