Broadway General Manager: Demystifying the Most Important and Least Understood Role in Show Business

Peter Bogyo

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Published: 5th Sep '17


An Insider’s Guide to the Business Side of Show Biz

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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 JournalBroadway 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 managerNegotiating contractsHow the producing entity functionsProgramming the box officeThe issues related to hiring employeesBinding insuranceFinancial overviewMaintaining the run of a showWhat to do when sales start to slumpClosing a showAnd 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.

Additional information

Weight 0.479 kg
Dimensions 25 × 152 × 229 mm
Page Count 240