In the Loop
Master Class

Explaining the Playbill Title Page

  • Date & Time
    • Thursday, June 02, 2016 9:30am to 10:45am
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    How Broadway shows are financially structured and how (and most importantly who) makes money in commercial theatre.  Using a title page from an opening night Playbill, David walks the participants through every title on the page and explains what they do and how they get paid. 

    David Carpenter:  Currently: Doctor Zhivago (Broadway), Cagney (The York). David was the Associate Producer for Hands on a Hardbody (Broadway) and I Love Lucy: Live on Stage (Chicago, National Tour). He has produced two concerts at 54 Below, The Music of Sam Davis and Look Ma No Pianos: The Music of Caroline Prugh and Eli Zoller. Other producing credits include Clear Cold Place at The Secret Theater and the musical Highway Blue at The Players Theatre. Previously, David was Head of Sales at DreamWorks Theatrical, overseeing single and group ticket sales for Shrek The Musical. David served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Group Sales Box Office and the Manager of Ticket Center Operations for The Broadway League. He produced two musicals for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Have A Nice Life by Conor Mitchell, winner of 6 NYMF Awards, and the world premiere of But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical, which sold out its entire run and won the NYMF Audience Award. David was the Sales and Marketing Associate for Dodger Touring, working on the national tours of 42nd Street, Urinetown, Blast! and PeterPan starring Cathy Rigby. He has lectured on producing at Bucknell University and The University of New Mexico. A graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute, David is an Associate Member of the Broadway League.

    JOHN ARTHUR PINCKARD is a two time Tony Award winning Broadway producer, currently represented on Broadway by the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winning best musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, which he helped shepherd to Broadway. With partner David Carpenter, he has recently founded Tilted Windmills Theatricals, a production company with a portfolio of titles in production and pre-production across Broadway, regional, and touring markets.  Other Broadway credits include Clybourne Park (Tony and Olivier Awards for Best New Play, Pulitzer Prize for Drama), HAIR (St. James Theater), American Idiot (Tony nomination) and Slava’s Snowshow on Broadway (Tony nomination).  Off Broadway credits include Silence! the Musical (Lortel nomination), which he originated at the 2005 New York International Fringe Festival, and The New Colony’s award winning hit 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche.  John is an inaugural recipient of the T. Edward Hambleton Fellowship for creative producers. His notable collaborators include Tony winners Greg Kotis & Mark Hollman (Urinetown), Drama Desk winner Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, international music sensations the Scissor Sisters, and renowned author Armistead Maupin, among others. Prior to his work on Broadway, John worked in the risk department of the investment bank at J.P.MorganChase & Co. He has lectured at Columbia University, the Commercial Theater Institute, and the University of Florida, which named him an Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2009 and named him to its Alumni Advisory Council for the Arts in 2014.

  • Venue
    Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion
    Room #
    1800 McCarty Dr Gainesville
    FL 32611
    (352) 273-0500
    Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion Website