Playbill: How to Build a Life on Broadway—Behind the Curtain

BroadwayCon 2017 offers panels galore for those trying to make it on the creative and business sides of theatre.

On Saturday, January 28th, Roy Gabay and Daniel Kuney, along with theatrical attorney, Doug Nevin, will be headlining the panel: A Day in the Life of Broadway General Managers & Lawyers

Broadway Bullet Interviews Roy Gabay & Daniel Kuney

Roy and Daniel talk sit down for an interview with Michael Gilboe on Broadway Bullet. Topics include:

  • the difference between a general manager and executive producer
  • when to hire a general manager (we previously wrote about this)
  • common mistakes producers can avoid
  • the impact, and future, of crowdfunding Broadway & Off-Broadway Shows

Bat Out of Hell Musical Sets West End Premiere

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell—The Musical is to receive its world premiere at the West End’s London Coliseum, beginning performances June 5, 2017, prior to an official opening June 20.

The original Bat Out of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in history, moving more than 50 million copies worldwide. For the stage musical, Steinman has incorporated iconic songs, including “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth,” “Bat Out Of Hell,” “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That” and “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad” as well as two previously unreleased songs, “What Part of My Body Hurts the Most” and “Not Allowed to Love.”

Mamie Gummer Will Star in Readings of Sundogs

Directed by David Esbjornson (The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Driving Miss Daisy), the cast will feature Mamie Gummer (Ugly Lies the Bone, Emily Owens, M.D.), Jordan Bridges (Rizzoli & Isles, J. Edgar), McKinley Belcher III (Mercy Street, The Royale), Chris Stack (Ugly Lies the Bone, Marie Antoinette) and Tobias Segal (Bad Guys, Miracle Worker). General management is by Jumpstart Entertainment.

Magical Misfits Apparate Off-Broadway in PUFFS Potter Parody, Beginning Tonight

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - begins tonight Off-Broadway. PUFFS takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits.

The sold-out sensation ran at New York's Peoples Improv Theater from December 2015 through August 2016. The enhanced production transfers Off-Broadway to The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street), starting previews tonight, September 29, with an official opening of Thursday, October 20.


VARIETY: Broadway Vets Gabay, Kuney Launch Jumpstart Entertainment

Veteran Broadway execs Roy Gabay and Daniel Kuney, the pair behind Roy Gabay Prods., are forming Jumpstart Entertainment, a general management and exec producing services company.

Jumpstart will offer its services to premiere Broadway, Off Broadway, touring and special event productions.