Tagged: theater

“The Speakeasy” Completes Equity Crowdfunding Round on WeFunder & Secures $472,500

  Last week, The Speakeasy concluded its equity crowdfunding round on WeFunder and raised a total of $472,500. As previously reported, after going live in 2014 in San Francisco, The theater show received raved reviews: every performance sold out. The co-founders decided to take their show to… Read More

Theater Mania Names George Takei One of 2015’s Best Broadway Debuts For His Performance in Indiegogo-Success “Allegiance”

Honoring George Takei for his performance in his Indiegogo project, Allegiance, media outlet Theater Mania has named the Star Trek alum one of 2015’s Best Broadway debuts. The list’s description reads: “One of the most exciting things about going to the theater frequently is being… Read More

UK’s The Stable Musical Theatre Seeks Funds on Crowdcube to Produce New Musical Productions & Workshops

Earlier this week, UK-based Stable Musical Theatre launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise funds for new musical productions. The company, which was launched in 2014, was notably created to commission, develop and produce musical products. It is currently aiming to produce ten new… Read More

Wealthforge Powers New Niche Crowdfunding for Broadway on Maxolev

Wealthforge, a company that started life in part as a crowdfunding platform and then successfully morphed into a crowdfunding service provider – is powering a new investment crowdfunding niche: Broadway. Earlier this month, Howard and Janet Kagan announced a new investment crowdfunding platform that is… Read More

To Be: Hamlet Goes Global with Kickstarter in Celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

Today, on 23 April 2014, in celebration of the world-renowned bard William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, the Globe Theatre opens its most ambitious tour yet: a two-year world tour of Hamlet that will visit “every single country on earth.” With 20 days remaining on the Shakespeare’s… Read More

CultureCrowd Predicts Boom for Creative Industries with Equity Crowdfunding

CultureCrowd, an organization that helps the arts and creative industries with equity crowdfunding by connecting their audiences and developing new revenue streams, has declared the future has arrived and that 2013 will be noted as a turning point for crowdfunding and the arts. Back in… Read More

WATCH: PBS MediaShift, Mediatwits Talk Crowdfunding With Slava Rubin, Ernst-Jan Pfauth, Others

As PBS MediaShift continues to focus on crowdfunding this week, The Mediatwits held a Google+ Hangout with various players from the crowdfunding space. They include… Slava Rubin, Indiegogo CEO Ernst-Jan Pfauth of news magazine De Correspondent Todd Ruppert, co-producer of the upcoming musical “Happy Days” Zak Piper, co-producer… Read More

Happy Days Musical Hits £250K Crowdfunding Goal on Seedrs

Musical version of the classic TV sitcom “Happy Days” has claimed the title of the first major theatrical production in the world to gain financing through equity crowdfunding and they have done so on UK based Seedrs.   The crowdfunding round raised £250,000 from 345 investors… Read More

Layers And Layers Of Nonsense: When Crowdfunding Cannot Get To The Crowd

We decided to launch our first-ever Kickstarter campaign to supplement our meager budget — to build the platforms, to rent and build some costume pieces (indeed, I spent last night sewing, as did the actress who’s playing Emily), to help pay for postage to mail… Read More

There’s A Kickstarter For ‘American Psycho The Musical’

Bret Easton Ellis’ ‘American Psycho’ is a cult classic in print and on film, but apparently that isn’t enough, because now there’s a Kickstarter for ‘American Psycho The Musical.’ The Kickstarter was launched by Act 4 Entertainment and the producer of the show Jesse Singer. You can watch… Read More

What the Ghostbird Kickstarter tells us about the future of fundraising

… “Miss Julie” may well join them. By Sunday night, sixteen donors had put the company more than halfway toward its goal. Writing on Facebook, Brady said she was “thrilled.” Joining the project among the ranks of successful theatre-related Kickstarters, Florida Repertory Theatre’s Chris Clavelli… Read More

Seattle Theater Company Leverages Crowdfunding

Ever since Amanda Palmer raised a million plus dollars on Kickstarter to fund her latest album, folks have been fascinated with the idea of Crowdfunding. Kickstarter claims to have raised almost a half a billion dollars to fund new business endeavors since it’s inception three… Read More

Lincoln County Community Theater Embraces Crowdfunding

Lincoln County Community Theater (LCCT), the resident theater company at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, has embarked on new relationships and an innovative approach for its upcoming concert production of HMS Pinafore, with three performances only the weekend of March 8. According to Wikipedia, Community Theater “may… Read More

Triple Espresso sets its sights on New York City Using Kickstarter

How about an authentic New Yawk bagel to go along with those three shots of caffeine? “Triple Espresso,” the long-running, locally born-and-raised stage comedy, has set its sights on an off-Broadway run — if backers can raise $300,000 through a Kickstarter campaign launched Saturday afternoon…. Read More

The Butterfly Club Reaches $130,000 Crowdfunding Target

The Butterfly Club announced on Friday 11 January that it had achieved its $130,000 target to relocate from South Melbourne to the city centre. The bulk of the money raised has come from two arts foundations as well as a critical $23,700 raised from hundreds… Read More

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