Publication Date: September 05, 2017
Binding: Kobo eBook
“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
How the producing entity functions
Programming the box office
The issues related to hiring employees
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.