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Show Business Is Adapting to the Pandemic, But It Won't Survive Unless Congress Steps Up

April 28, 2020

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April 28, 2020

I lost count of the tears shed during these interviews. Billions of dollars are needed to resuscitate show business. The government can provide them. So what's the holdup?

Read the full analysis here.

April 16, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is crushing industries worldwide, yet few are as vulnerable as live entertainment. New York mayor Bill de Blasio just released the proposed budget for the next fiscal year - if it passes as is, it will slash $75 million from grants that support...

September 16, 2019

The New York Post chose to run a racist, factually inaccurate screed against the Broadway play 'Slave Play'. I wrote a column dismantling it. Sloppy journalism is always worth rebutting, especially when it discredits black artists and entrepreneurs.

Check it out here.

July 11, 2019

The summer of 2019 was a bloodbath for Broadway investors. A record number of shows closed, signaling an overstuffed market and an under-satisfied audience base. My breakdown of the the breakdown became the most widely read and shared piece I wrote this year.

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April 12, 2019

Like many millennials, I grew up a bona fide Star Wars nut. I was thus heartbroken by 'The Rise of Skywalker' which was widely received as a disaster. However, I'd braced myself, because I suspected, months before its release, that it would be a disappointment.

I do ha...

March 19, 2019

I love Rammstein. The German heavy metal group is pure theater, and their live concerts are transcendantly entertaining. Their newest album features some of their strongest songwriting, too - but the initial marketing push nearly tanked it. 

Read my breakdown here.

November 27, 2017

In 2017, Broadway was rocked by its biggest scandal in years, as a casting debacle divided the industry along racial lines. My write-up became a key part of the global conversation on race and power in the entertainment biz, and the most widely read and shared piece I...

September 14, 2015

I recently interviewed Jonathan Goldsmith, who plays the wildly popular 'Most Interesting Man In The World.' Turns out Goldsmith himself might as well be the character.

Check out the full article below. It's the biggest piece I've done yet, and the most well-received. P...

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