Broadway General Manager

Demystifying the Most Important and Least Understood Role in Show Business
by Peter Bogyo
$26.99
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Publisher: Allworth

Publication Date: September 05, 2017

ISBN: 9781621536253

Binding: Kobo eBook

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“An absolutely indispensable theater lover’s guide to how Broadway works.” —Peter Marks, chief theater critic, Washington Post
“Highly recommended for those considering theater as a career and for those who love theater and want to know more about what goes on before the curtain goes up and after.” —Library Journal
Broadway General Manager is a fascinating, insightful, and entertaining glimpse into the normally closed world of theatrical general management. Penned by veteran Broadway insider Peter Bogyo, readers will gain an appreciation and understanding of what the business half of show business is all about.
For the first time ever, gain backstage access to the fast-paced and glamorous world of Broadway. Broadway General Manager is an invaluable resource that examines actual production and operating budgets for a Broadway show and shares contracts for award-winning actors, directors, and designers, all of which are analyzed extensively. Also included are in-depth discussions on such topics as:

How to get started as a general manager

Negotiating contracts

How the producing entity functions

Programming the box office

The issues related to hiring employees

Binding insurance

Financial overview

Maintaining the run of a show

What to do when sales start to slump

Closing a show

And much more

Laced with humorous insights and personal anecdotes, Broadway General Manager will delight both the average theater lover as well as individuals with a serious interest in commercial arts management.