The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! Episode 7: Pam MacKinnon

Last night we had our second “Stephen” of the week on the ol’ Livestream, when Stephen Flaherty joined us from . . . another country!  (You’ll have to watch the replay here to find out exactly where the Tony Award-winner is hunkered down.)

In addition to revealing where his musical theater bunker is, Stephen also talked about . . .

  • His new musical, Knoxville, and what it was like to be so close to its world premiere only to have it scuttled . . . and how he stays positive about it.
  • How his “next show” is always influenced by his last show.
  • The “magic” of composition and how melodies come to him.

Tonight, our first Director on the Livestream!

Join me tonight when I stream with award-winning Broadway Director, Pam McKinnon (Amélie, The Parisian Woman) and the still-new-to-her-post, Artistic Director of The American Conservatory Theater in San Fran!

She’s going to tell us not only how she keeps her creative juices flowing, but how she keeps her THEATER going during this crisis (I hear they are doing some streaming of their own!).

Pam and I will be LIVE tonight on my Facebook page at 8 PM EDT! (Click here to get an e-reminder!).

(Don’t have Facebook? You can watch the livestream through the Broadway Podcast Network which is streaming it through their Youtube channel.)

See you tonight at 8 pm EDT (7 pm CDT/6 pm MDT/5 pm PDT).

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This series continues EVERY NIGHT through shutdown. Tomorrow, I’ll be sitting down with Steven Sater, the Tony Award winning book writer of Spring Awakening! To see the full line-up for the next few weeks, visit

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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.