50 episodes

With “The Business of Broadway” by Mitch Weiss and Perri Gaffney as our launchpad, hosts Darnelle Radford (based in Philadelphia) and Mitch Weiss (based in NYC) talk about the business of the day as it relates to Theater.

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With “The Business of Broadway” by Mitch Weiss and Perri Gaffney as our launchpad, hosts Darnelle Radford (based in Philadelphia) and Mitch Weiss (based in NYC) talk about the business of the day as it relates to Theater.

    TBOT_S03E01 - Season 3

    TBOT_S03E01 - Season 3

    In this conversation, Darnelle and Mitch discuss various topics related to theater, including the challenges of naming their podcast, the quality of certain movies, the history of their podcast, the importance of preparation, the state of the theater industry, audience behavior, and upcoming shows on Broadway. In this conversation, Darnelle and Mitch discuss the importance of reviving shows with new perspectives and changes. They emphasize the need for theater to evolve and speak to the current times. They also touch on the challenges of promoting shows in the digital age and the changing landscape of journalism. They mention the impact of music videos and YouTube in promoting musicals. They also mention their upcoming guest, Alan Harrison, who discusses the nonprofit arts sector. They conclude by promoting their own projects and the need for new voices and perspectives in the theater industry.

    TBOT_S02E17 - EP.50 - 50/50!

    TBOT_S02E17 - EP.50 - 50/50!

    This conversation explores the challenges faced by nonprofit theaters in terms of funding and sustainability. It discusses the need for a new funding system and the importance of community support. The conversation also delves into the struggle of artists to make a living in theater and the need for creativity and adaptability. The role of marketing and promotion in generating interest and excitement for new shows is explored, along with the impact of long-running shows on new productions. The conversation concludes with a discussion on finding innovative ways to market live theater.

    TBOT_S02E16 - Pollen Is In The Air

    TBOT_S02E16 - Pollen Is In The Air

    In this conversation, Mitch Weiss and Darnelle Radford discuss various topics related to theater. They share their theater experiences, including seeing the national tour of Frozen and Dreamgirls at the McCarter Theater. They also talk about the importance of opening nights and creating a special experience for the audience.

    TBOT_S02E15 - Are You Not Entertained?

    TBOT_S02E15 - Are You Not Entertained?

    In this conversation, Mitch Weiss and Darnelle Radford discuss the relevance of award shows in the theater industry and the challenges faced by the theater community.

    TBOT_S02E14 - BLACK OUT NIGHT

    TBOT_S02E14 - BLACK OUT NIGHT

    In this conversation, Darnelle and Mitch discuss potential working titles for their podcast and the challenges of finding the right one. They also talk about the production of Little Shop of Horrors and the practice of replacing leads in long-running shows. The conversation then shifts to the different endings in theater and film adaptations. They discuss the opportunities for ensemble members in shows like Little Shop of Horrors and the casting choices for the production. The conversation also touches on Kit Harrington starring in Slave Play and the concept of blackout nights in theater. They conclude by discussing the comfort of theater seating and their experiences at theaters in Philadelphia. In this conversation, Mitch Weiss and Darnelle Radford discuss the future of theater, the impact of the pandemic on the industry, and the challenges faced by Broadway. They explore the need for change in the theater model, including the role of nonprofit organizations and the high cost of producing new shows. They also touch on the success of long-running shows and the importance of variety in theater. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the role of critics and influencers in the theater industry and the cost of theater experiences for audiences.

    TBOT_S02E13 - Another 100 People

    TBOT_S02E13 - Another 100 People

    In this conversation, Mitch Weiss and Darnelle Radford discuss various topics related to the business of theater. They talk about the high cost of Broadway tickets and the challenges of opening new productions. They also explore the changing audience for theater and the decline in Broadway theaters. The conversation touches on the importance of location for theaters and the challenges of managing costs. Overall, they provide insights into the complexities of the theater industry and the need for innovative approaches to sustain it. This conversation explores the struggles and challenges faced by theaters and the need for change in the industry. It discusses the closure of theaters and the impact of capitalism, as well as the challenges of producing in New York. The conversation also highlights the shift in priorities in nonprofit theater and the need for operational changes. It explores different approaches to regional theater and the importance of realism in theater operations. The conversation delves into the role of marketing and the board of directors in theater success, and the need for transparency and communication in theater leadership. It also discusses new production models, the importance of effective marketing, and the need for collaboration and rethinking the theater industry. The conversation emphasizes the importance of budgeting and making choices in theater productions, as well as the need for substance and originality in theater. It concludes by highlighting the importance of new play development and finding new ways to navigate the changing landscape of the theater industry.

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