Podcast Episode 211 – Tony Nominated Producer, Diana DiMenna

Some people camp out for tickets to their favorite shows. Diana DiMenna camps out to produce her favorite shows.

That’s right.  When she finds a project she wants to be a part of, she doesn’t stop until she finds a way to join the team.

It’s that drive and passion that has gotten her on the producing teams of shows like Girl From The North Country; What The Constitution Means to Me; Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812; and more.

In this episode (recorded before this whole virus thing came down), Diana shared just what it is about certain projects that compel her to produce them, as well as . . .

  • Why Broadway needs to pay more attention to contracts
  • Why passion is a double-edged sword
  • How Broadway fails its audiences
  • Why Broadway needs more women in leadership roles
  • Why theatre needs to adjust its price points to make room for new demographics

It won’t take long into this podcast for you to understand why Diana isn’t going to have to work so hard to join projects in the future.  I can’t imagine anyone NOT wanting her on their team. 

Enjoy the podcast!

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And this week’s #SongwriterOfTheWeek (or Songwriters in this case!) are Kinosian and Blair! If you enjoyed the outro song in this episode, go on over to kinosianandblair.com or check them out on Instagram & Twitter @JoeAndKellen.

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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.