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An Insider's Guide to the Business Side of Show Biz Broadway General Manager is a fascinating, insightful, and entertaining glimpse into the normally closed world of theatrical general management. Penned by veteran Broadway insider Peter Bogyo, readers will gain an appreciation and understanding of what the business half of show business is all about. For the first time ever, gain backstage access to the fast-paced and glamorous world of Broadway. Broadway General Manager is an invaluable resource that examines actual production and operating budgets for a Broadway show and shares contracts for award-winning actors, directors, and designers, all of which are analyzed extensively. Also included are in-depth discussions on such topics as: How to get started as a general manager
How the producing entity functions
Programming the box office
The issues related to hiring employees
Maintaining the run of a show
What to do when sales start to slump
Closing a show
And much more Laced with humorous insights and personal anecdotes, Broadway General Manager will delight both the average theater lover as well as individuals with a serious interest in commercial arts management.
About the Author
PETER BOGYO is a veteran general manager of Broadway and off-Broadway shows and has worked with many award-winning producers, directors, authors, stars, and designers such as Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Kevin Spacey, Richard Dreyfus, Sir Alan Bates, Dame Eileen Atkins, Carol Burnett, and Cicely Tyson, among others. He is also a producer of special events and has produced major benefit concerts, yielding close to one million dollars, in such New York venues as Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, and Symphony Space. He is particularly proud that his concert version of "Anyone Can Whistle" with Angela Lansbury at Carnegie Hall was nominated for a Grammy(R) Award. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Commercial Theater Institute, a member of the Broadway League, and a Tony Award(R) voter. He lives in New York City and upstate New York with his wife Ahna, son Jamie, and their Scottish terrier Bilbo.