Broadway Producers Robert Driemeyer and Morgan Sills will present their Broadway Investing Basics seminar twice on Tuesday, November 13 at Given Book Shop (95 Cherokee Rd, Pinehurst) at 5:15 pm and 7:00 pm. The free seminar consists of a 40-minute presentation followed by questions from the audience, and refreshments will be provided.
Sills, a Moore County native and Executive Producer of Judson Theatre Company said, “These seminars have been years in the making. So many of my Sandhills area friends have expressed interest in the fundraising Rob and I do for commercial theatre on and off-Broadway: how do the economics work? what kind of risk is involved? how much money is there to be made? So when the dates opened up in Rob’s calendar, we decided to do this.”
Driemeyer continued, “A Broadway show is a unique investment vehicle, and Morgan and I agree that we want to get the information out there in a way that is easy to understand. We won’t be soliciting funds at the seminar, nor will we be ‘pitching’ a specific project–this will be straight talk.”
Sills and Driemeyer have been business partners in the Manhattan-based Driemeyer-Sills Productions (DSProducers.com) since 2013.
Their individual Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include the Tony Award winning revival of La Cage Aux Folles starring Kelsey Grammer, Of Mice and Men starring James Franco, and long-running off-Broadway shows like Shear Madness, Forbidden Broadway, and The Fantasticks.
Their first production together was the critically acclaimed revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Two-Character Play starring Tony & Emmy winner Amanda Plummer and Golden Globe winner & Oscar nominee Brad Dourif. Earlier this year, they were lead producers of Party Face at New York City Center, starring Oscar and Golden Globe winner Hayley Mills and directed by Amanda Bearse.
“There’s so much interest in Broadway in Moore County—people making regular trips to NYC to see the latest shows; venturing to the Triangle to see the current tours; and those who come to JTC to see our award-winning stars,” said Sills. The right Broadway property can be a considerable annuity, and demographic data indicates that the entry point is manageable for a sizable segment of the Sandhills audience.”
The overwhelming box-office success of Broadway smashes like Wicked, Hamilton, and The Book of Mormon is well documented. “Even a play like the Broadway revival Of Mice and Men with James Franco and Chris O’Dowd can be financially successful,” said Sills. “It recouped its costs in 12 weeks and paid a handsome profit by the end of its 18-week limited engagement.”
This seminar is for information purposes only; it is not an offering to invest. Offers are made only through offering circulars in accordance with Federal and State law and pursuant to official materials.
Admission is free, but reservations are required as only a limited number of seats remain available. To reserve your place for Broadway Investing Basics, email attendee names to [email protected] and indicate which presentation (5:15 pm or 7:00 pm) you’d like to attend. You will receive email confirmation when your reservation is confirmed.
Feature photo: Morgan Sills.