Project Description

Putting It Together (Broadway)

Putting It Together (Broadway Film)

As Executive Vice President (and shareholder) for the Broadway Television Network (BTN), the production and presentation initially by Live Pay Per View (PPV), and later by DVD and other streaming formats of the Broadway production of PUTTING IT TOGETHER: Direct from Broadway.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER “A Musical Review” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on November 21, 1999 and closed February 20, 2000 after 101 performances.  Putting It Together was recorded on Broadway on February 19 and 20, 2000.

Produced by Cameron Mackintosh in association with the Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director) (David Caddick and Martin McCallum, Executive Producers).

Direction: Eric D. Schaeffer (Jody Moccia, Associate Director); Choreography: Bob Avian (Jodi Moccia, Associate Choreographer); Scenery and Costumes: Bob Crowley (Carol Burnett’s costumes designed by Bob Mackie); Projections: Wendall K. Harrington; Lighting: Howard Harrison; Musical Direction: Paul Raiman

Starring Carol Burnett (The Wife), George Hearn (The Husband), John Barrowman (The Younger Man), Ruthie Henshall (The Younger Woman), Bronson Pinchot (The Observer) and Kathie Lee Gifford (The Wife, at certain performances)

Logo BTN - Broadway Television NetworkAs Executive Vice President (and shareholder) of short-lived Broadway Television Network, established in 2000 as a Pay-Per-View network dedicated to presenting shows presented under the banner, “Live from Broadway, One Night Only“.  Clash of vision (and personality): they wanted PPV special events, I wanted to stream through membership and sell downloads ongoing.  I lost the battle, and left a few months later.  History proved me right.

Kay Kopolvitz (Chairman of the Board); Bruce Brandwen (CEO); Don Roy King (TV Creative Director); Jerry Zaks (Stage Creative Director); Toby Simkin (Executive VP, New Media); Nick van Hoogstraten (VP Production) & Susan Lee (Director of Marketing).

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