This is hard to say in this business. But here goes.
Broadway is a challenging place to work.
It has archaic rules and Washington DC-like politics.
It’s hard to get a show on the boards, and then when you do, it’s even harder to get it to run, never mind recoup.
And then, since all shows close, you gotta do it all over again.
But you know what?
There is nothing I’d rather do. And nowhere I’d rather be. (And the truth is, if it wasn’t so challenging, I probably wouldn’t want to do it.)
So as hard as it is to say in this business, and as hard as it may be to work in this business, I’m so unbelievably thankful that I get to do it every day.
I’m thankful for the artists that have worked with me. I’m thankful for the investors who have supported my productions. I’m thankful to the audiences who show up at the theaters. I’m thankful for my staff, my interns, and hey, I’m even thankful for the agents. 😉 And lastly, this blog just quietly celebrated its 10th anniversary. Yep, 10 years of my theatrical musings.
When I started it, I never imagined I’d still be writing it 10 years later or that it would have so many readers or that it would inspire a podcast or introduce me to so many new friends. It has blown away my expectations.
So lastly, on this day of Thanksgiving, I’m so thankful for you for reading, telling me when you agree with me, and even more thankful when you tell me you don’t.
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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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.