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This edition: Production: "Side Man" (Fall 1998)

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 22, 1998.

The “Side Man” production team -- general manager Roy Gabay, producer Jay S. Harris, advertising representative, Drew Hodges, producer Peter Manning, marketing representative Nancy Richards, and press representative Gary Springer -- discuss moving the Roundabout production to a commercial Broadway run, marketing tactics, ticket pricing, breakdown of the production budget, working on multiple shows simultaneously, and the differences between not-for-profit and commercial theatre. The panel speaks about the individual jobs and responsibilities of each of its members. The work that goes into a show is shown to be a ‘team effort.’

Guest List

Roy Gabay Producer/General Manager

Jay S. Harris Attorney/Producer

Drew Hodges CEO, SpotCo.

Peter Manning Producer

Nancy Richards Owener of Marketing Corp.

Roy A. Somlyo Moderator, American Theatre Wing

Gary Springer Publisher/ Public Relation