Tag Archives: Broadway

Ken Davenport: Tony Award winning producer


Ken Davenport is a Broadway producer whose Once On This Island is nominated for eight Tony Awards.

Davenport says his parents, a doctor and a landscape designer, bestowed him with the discipline and creativity he’s leveraged to succeed on Broadway. In our conversation we go back to his early work and you hear how he financed his first few shows and the marketing strategy he used to promote them with limited resources.

In his youth Davenport spent time at Radio Shack playing on computers; his passion and understanding of the digital sphere led to his unprecedented use of the internet, not just for marketing his shows, but also for the online community he’s built to inspire, and provide professional development, to emerging producers.

SHOW NOTES:
Ken Davenport’s blog and podcast – The Producer’s Perspective
Podcast with Elizabeth Furze – advertising and marketing trends in the theater
Ken’s online training program – The Producer’s Perspective PRO
Ken on Twitter
Ken on Facebook
Once on this Island

Podcast with Steffi DiDomenicantonio.
Steffi performed in the first national tours of Spring Awakening and currently appears in Come from Away in Toronto.
She shares the secret to her successful auditions for both shows.

Podcasts with other Producers
Bat Out of Hell with Randy Lennox

Steffi DiDomenicantonio: Actress, singer

Steffi DiDomenicantonio is currently performing in the Toronto production of “Come From Away.”

At the age of 29 she’s achieved great things and I know her career is just beginning.

Although Steffi rose to national prominence as a finalist in the 2006 season of “Canadian Idol,” she’s been a musical theatre performer for most of her life.

In our conversation, Steffi explains the secret to her success and how a vision board helped her focus on a dream gig performing in the first Broadway national tour of “Spring Awakening.”

She has a great story about her “Come From Away” audition.

We also talk about her television work on “Crawford” with Mike Clattenburg, best known as a creator, writer and director of the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys.”

SHOW NOTES
Follow Steffi on Social Media
Instagram: @SteffiD5
Twitter: @SteffiD3
YouTube: YouTube.com/SteffiD5
Vimeo: Vimeo.com/SteffiD
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/steffi-didomenicantonio

Watch Crawford season 1: http://www.cbc.ca/crawford/

Come From Away
Royal Alexandra Theatre
260 King Street West, Toronto
Toronto
Click for details and tickets
1-800-461-3333

Bethany Joy Lenz, actress, singer-songwriter and filmmaker

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Bethany Joy Lenz stars in the new movie “Snowed Inn Christmas” premiering on Lifetime, Saturday, December 16 at 8 pm. Canadian viewers can see it on W Network Sunday, December 17 at 6 pm.

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Bethany Joy Lenz in Snowed Inn Christmas
The Los Angeles Times and the Detroit Free Press picked “Snowed Inn Christmas” as a TV highlight of the week with the latter adding it’s a “feel-good movie… about a woman (Bethany Joy Lenz) and man (Andrew Walker), who have nothing in common – until they’re called upon to help save the historic town inn located in Santa Claus, Indiana.”

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Snowed Inn Christmas with Andrew Walker and Bethany Joy Lenz
Lenz plays a button-down journalist who, like her character in “One Tree Hill,” is smart and knows who she is – at least until she gets trapped on assignment with a colleague she’s competing with to save her job.

The setting, a gorgeous turn of the century Victorian home in Santa Claus, Indiana (a real town), provides a romantic and mysterious backdrop where the journalists discover the stories of their lives.

Check out this charming video of Lenz and Walker.

As well as appearing in “Snowed Inn Christmas” Lenz recently joined the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

In the podcast, we cover everything from her appearances on the daytime soap “Guiding Light” to “One Tree Hill” and her new role in “Grey’s Anatomy.”

She opens up about the time she auditioned for “Once” on Broadway, it didn’t go well, and a new Broadway musical she’s written.

SHOW NOTES
Bethany Joy Lenz on Instagram
Bethany Joy Lenz on Twitter
Bethany Joy Lenz on iTunes
Bethanj Joy Lenz’s Jewelry on Stilnest

Snowed Inn Christmas on TV
Lifetime – Saturday, December 16 at 8pm.
W Network (Canada) – Sunday, December 17 at 7pm.
#SnowedinChristmas
Twitter – @LifetimeTV
Instagram – @LifetimeTV
Facebook – LifetimeTV