When I was in college at Tisch, I, like every other student at NYU, tried to get into nightclubs on the weekend.
And for some reason, the fancy door people, with their super chic outfits, always turned me away. In hindsight, it might have something to do with my khaki pants from The Gap, white shirt from The Gap and blue blazer . . . from JC Penney.
I did get into one. Once. One of the ladies from my acting class at Strasberg took pity on me, and escorted me past the velvet rope on her arm. (You know who you are, and I’m still thankful.)
When I got inside, well, things got worse.
Listen to this week’s episode to find out what happened AND how a nightclub inspired me to create a new place for the cool theater people.
Referenced in this episode:
- The TheaterMakers Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/theatermakersstudio
- Continue the conversation: www.instagram.com/kendavenportbway
- The Producer’s Perspective: www.theproducersperspetive.com
About the podcast:
After 6 years of podcasting with one style, we’re shaking it up here – no guests! Just me! I’m giving you micro-episodes with my perspective on Broadway and the comeback on Broadway.
Ken Davenport is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and writer whose credits include Once On This Island (Tony Award), Gettin’ the Band Back Together, The Play that Goes Wrong, Groundhog Day (Tony nomination), Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), It’s Only a Play, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Kinky Boots (Broadway – Tony Award, National Tour, Toronto, Australia, and West End), and more, including multiple Off-Broadway productions! Ken’s shows have been produced internationally in over 25 countries around the world.
He is the founder of TheaterMakersStudio.com, a one-of-a-kind “masterclass” community that provides training and inspiration from Broadway’s best to writers, directors, producers and more.
Ken also serves as the Executive Producer for North America for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group. Outside of theatre, he has produced award-winning content for both film and TV. Ken’s unique production and marketing style has garnered him international attention in numerous publications, including Vanity Fair and The New York Times.
Upcoming projects include Broadway Vacation, Joy the Musical, My Life In Pink, Harmony: A New Musical written by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, a musical based on the life and songs of Neil Diamond, and a musical based on the life of Harry Belafonte.
Keep up with me @KenDavenportBway on Instagram.
Check out my blog for daily content: www.theproducersperspective.com
This episode was produced by Mary Dina.
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