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#93 - Jamie Forshaw: Producing with Passion at Madison Wells Live

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#93 - Jamie Forshaw: Producing with Passion at Madison Wells Live

“The minute we think we know everything, or do everything… we become irrelevant.” – Jamie Forshaw. What happens when we stop learning? What happens when we stop exploring? That’s what makes Jamie Forshaw’s artistry as a producer with Madison Wells Live extremely personal and special – he doesn’t stop exploring.

1 h 2 mins
8/22/23

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“The minute we think we know everything, or do everything… we become irrelevant.” – Jamie Forshaw

What happens when we stop learning? What happens when we stop exploring? That’s what makes Jamie Forshaw’s artistry as a producer with Madison Wells Live extremely personal and special – he doesn’t stop exploring. We as artists always have to keep exploring… and sometimes that exploration heals us from a nervous breakdown or have massive commercial hits on Broadway.

In this episode we discuss…

Why we do what we do

Exploration

What happens when you meet an idol respectfully?

Art healing a nervous breakdown

Do coincidences exist?

How does a piece speak to Jamie when he is producing a project?

Developing The Thing About Jellyfish and Jenkins

Show doctors!

Not every show needs to go to Broadway

Finding the right theatre for a show

Jamie Forshaw (Producer) leads Madison Wells Live as their Executive Producer. Under his oversight, Madison Wells Live has developed a robust-but-curated slate of stage productions focused on essential, artist-driven storytelling. Broadway credits include Shucked, The Old Man and the Pool, Company (Tony Award for “Best Revival of a Musical''), Hadestown (Tony Award for “Best Musical''), Pass Over and The Inheritance (Tony Award for “Best Play”). West End: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Olivier nomination for “Best New Play”). Off-Broadway: Seven Deadly Sins (Drama Desk Award for “Best Unique Theatrical Experience”). Regional: Swept Away. Over the course of his 20+ year career working with an array of internationally recognized producers, including Cameron Mackintosh, Thomas Schumacher, and Michael Cohl, Forshaw has become a sought-after specialist in managing high profile, multi-million dollar budgeted global theater productions. He most recently served as V.P. of Production at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, where he oversaw its full global roster of First-Class productions. Mr. Forshaw holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University in Theatre Management and Producing.

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