Me? Really? Are you sure?

Every other day I tell someone how I believe Broadway is 10 years behind every other industry out there.  And that if we just tried to take some basic lessons from the traditional business world, perhaps we could smooth out some of our rough spots.

I have a tremendous amount of respect for the people that run the Microsofts and the Apples and even the Dick’s Tire Barns in this country.

So today, when that business world recognized me . . . well, you can imagine how honored I felt.

It feels strange to be on this list next to people who work for Google and Travelocity, but, honestly, it also feels pretty cool.

And maybe, just maybe, if we all started running our shows like they run companies like Google and Travelocity, people might actually consider Broadway an actual business.

Thanks to Crains for the recognition.  You’ve put the pressure on me now!

And a special shout-out to Miriam Souccar, who has the tough job of writing about the business of Broadway, which she does very very well.

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Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.