OMG! It’s almost summer. While “Un-Block The Music” is well aware of the families that are still suffering as the result of this worldwide pandemic, I am so grateful to say that New York’s curve is headed down. So, today, when I thought about writing my preview of From Bullets To Broadway, I thought I would head outside onto my lawn to write! The great news here is that the next episode which will air this Saturday, May 30 at noon on 1180Am (www.1180wfyl.com) will feature Tony winning producer Ken Davenport!!!
From Bullets To Broadway, Anatomy of A Broadway Show featuring Emergency the Musical (www.emergencythemusical.com) is hosted by Sgt. Dan McCaughan. Dan has been taking us through Jeff and Jacob Foy’s journey to the New York stage as the musical book and songwriters of Emergency. If you have been listening to the show so far, Ken’s networking group, The Inner Circle, is where Emergency’s path to New York became real. (https://unblockthemusic.blog/2020/05/18/humans-need-humans-story-of-emergency-hits-home-more-than-ever/)
A little about Ken. His credits include Once On This Island (Tony Award), The Play That Goes Wrong, Groundhog Day (Tony nomination), Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), Godspell, Kinky Boots (Tony Award) and a lot more! He is the founder of TheaterMakersStudio.com, a one-of-a-kind “masterclass” community with the goal of educating and inspiring writers, directors, producers, and more to get their shows off the ground. And, he writes an awesome blog and hosts podcasts. https://www.theproducersperspective.com/
This weeks’ episode of From Bullets To Broadway will focus on how Ken has mentored The Foys and how they are now on the road to helping him meet his goal of getting 5000 shows to Broadway by 2025. https://unblockthemusic.blog/2019/01/17/what-tony-winner-ken-davenport-says-about-emergency-getting-5000-new-shows-to-broadway-by-2025/. Also, sign on to this blog on Monday because “Un-Block The Music” will continue the conversation with Ken started by Dan on the show!
While Broadway is dark at least through Labor Day, it is exciting to know that everyone is hard at work creating the comeback. While I am grateful my dog Rico has been social distancing with me, “Un-Block The Music” has finally put a step outside my door and is eagerly awaiting the return of the arts! And, remember that Dan, The Foys and myself are continuing to bring you exciting content, so don’t forget to tune in. If you have missed any of the previous shows, you can go to the archives at www.BroadwayBullets.com. Also, don’t forget to send questions directly to Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org or to me at email@example.com. If your question is read on the air, you will get a free Emergency t-shirt!