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This edition: Developing Musical Theatre

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 9, 2010.

First aired: June 27, 2010.

The development and production of musical theatre was the focus of the discussion with our panel of producers - Sue Frost, Robyn Goodman, Paulette Haupt and Scott Sanders. They talk about what attracts them to a project; if playing on Broadway is the ultimate success for a show; whether going out of town is helpful, or necessary, for a new show; the impact of audiences on the show; dealing with critical reviews that remain on line when trying to get a show launched; the difficulty of closing a show or halting a show in development; and advice for young producers who want to develop musicals.

Guest List

Sue Frost Producer

Robyn Goodman Producer

Paulette Haupt Founder/Artistic Director, The O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference

Scott Sanders Producer

Howard Sherman Moderator, American Theatre Wing