TRU INDUSTRY PANEL: WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT OFF-BROADWAY?

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Theater Resources Unlimited, The Players Theatre, Back Stage

 

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), The Players Theatre and Back Stage present the industry panel What Are We Going to Do About Off-Broadway? on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 3rd Floor Loft Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street (below W. 3rd Street), NYC.
 
Off-Broadway used to be a developmental playground for new works, an affordable environment for risk taking and experimentation. Now the high costs of producing and marketing commercial off-Broadway shows have made it virtually impossible to break even or turn a profit, with some notable exceptions. Is off-Broadway now best-suited for not-for-profit productions? We will look at what shows work off-Broadway, some new commercial models for producing that might make off-Broadway feasible, and how we can re-purpose off-Broadway and perhaps brand it for greater success than is currently the norm.
 
The panel will include Ken Davenport, producer (off-Broadway: "Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating", "Mating and Marriage", "Altar Boyz", "My First Time"; "Broadway:13", "Oleanna" revival, "Blithe Spirit"  revival); Alan Schuster, producer (off-Broadway: "Play Dead"; Broadway: "On the Waterfront", "Damn Yankees" revival, "Play On!"); and Cheryl Wiesenfeld, producer (off-Broadway: "Play Dead", "The Exonerated", "In the Continuum", "The Waverly Gallery"; Broadway: "Legally Blonde", "A Steady Rain", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Caroline or Change").
 
Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. FREE for TRU members; $12 for non-members.Please call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail TRUnltd@aol.com
Open:   03/30/11
Close:   03/30/11

Schedule:
Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30pm
Theater:   Players Theatre
Address:   115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
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Take the A, C E or F trains to West 4th Street

Cost:Free for TRU members; $12 for non-members
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Theater Resources Unlimited at 212-714-7628