John Breglio, author of I Wanna Be a Producer: How to Make a Killing on Broadway...or Get Killed, spoke with Kathleen Hays and Pimm Fox hosts of Taking Stock on Bloomberg Radio. They spoke about certain chapters in John's book, his life before becoming an author, and more! Listen to the podcast below and let us know what you think!
About the Book
Part memoir, part handbook, I Wanna Be a Producer is a road map to the hows and wherefores, the dos and don'ts of producing a Broadway play, written by a Broadway veteran with more than 40 years of experience. This comprehensive and highly informative book features practical analysis and concepts for the producer – and is filled with entertaining anecdotes from Breglio's illustrious career as a leading theatrical lawyer and producer. Breglio recounts not only his first-hand knowledge of the crucial legal and business issues faced by a producer, but also his experiences behind the scenes with literally hundreds of producers, playwrights, composers, and directors, including such theatre luminaries as Michael Bennett, Joe Papp, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Patti Lupone, August Wilson, and Mel Brooks. Whether you are a working or aspiring producer, an investor, or are just curious about the backstage reality of the theater, Breglio shares his knowledge and experience of the industry, conveying practical information set against the real-life stories of those who have devoted their lives to the craft.
has spent nearly 40 years working in
all sectors of the entertainment industry, including theater,
motion pictures, publishing, and music. As an entertainment lawyer,
he was instrumental in helping his clients to produce and finance
plays, musicals, and films. In 2008, he retired from his law
practice to produce plays, musicals, and films. In 2008, he retired
from his law practice to produce plays, musicals, and films
independently, including the critically acclaimed revival of
A Chorus Line and
Dreamgirls. Breglio has served as chair
of the Theatre Development Fund and has sat on the boards of the
American Foundation for AIDS Research, the Alliance for the Arts,
the John Golden Fund, and Young Playwrights. He has also lectured
frequently for the National Law Journal Seminars, the Practicing
Law Institute, and at Yale University and Columbia University
School of the Arts, where he has taught a graduate course on
theater and the law. In 2005, he received the Actors’ Fund Medal of
Honor, and the Public Theatre, the National Corporate Theatre Fund,
and Cherry Lane Theatre have recognized him for his contributions
to the theatrical community.
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