Updates: February 2020

CHAPTER 18 (Management)
The U.S.A. is not the only place struggling with diversity issues. In England, 92% of bosses at the country’s 50 highest-funded theatres are white with people of color making up just 8% of leaders. The findings do not include commercial theatre. Broadway shows are primarily commercial but nonprofit theaters (Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, Roundabout, Lincoln Center) contribute significantly to the Broadway landscape. In the U.K. the West End’s nonprofit theatres include the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Exchange, Young Vic and Sheffield Theatres.

CHAPTER 9 (Selling a Show) & CHAPTER 10 (Producers)

The percentage of Broadway musicals that have recouped their initial investment in the last half decade is 20.45%. This is the same dang number it has always been. So as we continue to create economic models for our shows and our business, we pretty much know what we’re working with.

CHAPTER 15 (Actors)

We could be looking at as few as 113 ensemble roles for the 2019-2020 season, as compared to 185 in 2018-2019 and 183 in 2017-2018, according to The Ensemblist. … The research also acknowledges that as shows become more expensive to produce, creators must “be more succinct in what they’re looking for”—which often means shrinking cast and orchestra sizes.

APPENDIX: RESOURCES

www.Careers.Broadway – a one-stop first-step resource for anyone who wants to know what to do, where to look, and how to build a career on Broadway or for those considering career changes or for teachers and mentors to young people around the country. This platform provides access and information for everyone and suggests points of entry no matter where you live. Broadway supports more than 87,000 jobs in New York City alone, contributing $12.63 billion to the local economy in the 2018-2019 season.

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