Production Stage Management for Broadway: From Ideas to Opening Night & Beyond by Peter Lawrence
Getting a new show up and running? Planning a revival? Taking over a long-running show? Going on the road? On Broadway, off Broadway, in regional repertory, or on tour, the only book you need as your professional companion is Peter Lawrence s comprehensive and definitive Production Stage Management for Broadway: From Idea to Opening Night and Beyond.
With this book, Tony Award-winning Peter Lawrence has turned his decades of experience on Broadway into a thoroughly modern approach to the art and business of production stage managing and successfully pursuing a stage manager s career.
Written for a wide range of readers from the beginning stage manager with high school or college experience to the professional assistant stage manager already working in commercial theatre Production Stage Management for Broadway is, at its heart, an invaluable map of how to get from the beginning through the end of a production.
Filled with industry-savvy advice, Production Stage Management clearly details everything the seasoned professional, the young professional looking to amp up his or her skills, or the wet-behind-the-ears trainee needs to know, including
Who s who on a stage production and how they all interact
Getting the job
The pre-production period, including pre-rehearsal duties and responsibilities
Production meetings from early conceptualizing through rehearsals and previews
Choosing and organizing a stage management team
Running technical rehearsals
Organizing your calling scripts
Planning for opening night and the critics
Structuring the running of an ongoing show
Indispensable Charts and Graph templates and examples include: