May 5, 2016

CPA Theatricals Blog

The latest news and theatre tips from!

  • Musical Revivals – what is coming up!!

    I planned to write this blog a few weeks ago – just after the blog about new musicals coming to Broadway this season.  Then things got busy and other blogs were ready to go, so this one is a bit late.  However, it is perfect timing, seeing that a recent revival opened on Broadway to […]

  • Interviewing Hal Prince….

    As I was driving a little while ago, I heard a series of interviews with Hal Prince.  THE PRINCE OF BROADWAY (this is the title of the biopic of Hal Prince that was playing on Broadway) and the man with twenty-one Tony Awards (more than anyone else for directing, producing and special awards) was reflecting on […]

  • HERE is our new logo!!!

    Here it is.  Our new logo! Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), the company that is licensing 57th National Mathlete Sum-It (formerly NUMBERS NERDS) showed me this logo and I liked it a lot.  It has a very “collegiate” feel – one of the themes in the show. It is no secret that the show is compared […]

  • The endings of songs…

    Since I started to produce new musicals, I try to see a lot of new, original musicals.  Sometimes they are full productions, sometimes a reading, sometimes a workshop.  I find it fascinating to see a new musical in the beginning stages, and then return after the composing team has re-worked it and made adjustments.  Listening […]

  • Once Chance…..

    Today, I am thankful to my theatrical mentor.  Thanksgiving is almost here, and today I look back over the summer and remember some of the advice he gave me. “You get ONE chance for your New York premier.”  –  That was his first and strongest instruction.  He went on…”One opening of a New York show…not […]

  • What is coming to Broadway this season!

    I am so excited!  There are some great new musicals coming to Broadway.  Here are some of my favorites: THE BAND’S VISIT – After winning the Off Broadway Obie Award last year for Best Musical, this David Yazbek musical will open soon at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.  It tells the story of the Egyptian Band […]

  • References and Reputation in the Theatre

    A long time ago I was producing the musical CABARET.  The run had just begun when we learned we were going to lose one of our actors.  The stage manager called me to tell me this and to tell me he had reached out to the director for some names as replacements.  When I got […]

  • BIG NEWS!!! So exciting….

    I am pleased as punch….no, thrilled really….to announce that the musical that we have been working on for several years has been contracted to be licensed by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW)!    Yes, this company was one of the licensing companies I profiled a few weeks ago. Truth is, I have had TRW on a list […]

  • Q&A about licensing

    Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) and CPA Theatricals have entered into a licensing agreement for the new musical: 57th National Mathlete Sum-It: the almost all-girl math musical! formerly titled NUMBERS NERDS Q&A Why did CPA Theatricals contract Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) to license the show? It has always been the goal to have NUMBERS NERDS licensed […]

  • Tap breaks in musical numbers

    One of the great ways to get reduced tickets for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows is to go to the TKTS booth in New York.  Now, it is a modern structure in the middle of Times Square (there are other locations as well) and the lines move much faster than they used to.  There is an […]


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