Wednesday April 22 | Charlotte/Broadway Connection

April 21, 2009 at 9:04 am | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

Part One: Legally Blonde The Musical
We’ll talk about making a hit movie into a Broadway production and then taking it on a national tour. Cast members from the national tour of Legally Blonde and the producer joins us. They say the musical is not just fun, perky and pink but that it has a positive message for teens.
Guests
Mike Isaacson
– Producer, Legally Blonde
Becky Gulsvig – “Elle” in Legally Blonde
Alex Ellis – “Kate” and “Chutney” in Legally Blonde

Part Two: Broadway Series from New York to Charlotte
We’ll have a conversation about some of the Broadway productions making an appearance in Charlotte this year and next, and we’ll talk about Charlotte’s role in making theatre happen on Broadway.

Guests
Tom Gabbard
– CEO, Blumenthal PAC, Member, Broadway League Board of Governors
Mike Isaacson – Producer, Legally Blonde The Musical
Charlotte St. Martin – Executive Director, Broadway League

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  1. Regarding the question of the cost of seeing a show on Broadway; no doubt there are tangibles and certain intangibles that benefit patrons sitting in The Majestic or some other NY venue. Still, there are cost drivers specific to doing shows there. Among those specific cost drivers, how much does the union contribute to this additional cost? And more broadly, what value do the higher costs bring to the show in terms of production values?

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