18 Burst results for "Kevin Mccollum."
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on Page To Stage
"I t's but i i'm hoping we actually get less rude behavior because it's getting a little loud in between technology bull thinking. They can shake their rice or whatever. Quiet moment it's going to be up to the real theater. Gory in lovers. To like educate people on how to reapproach an entrance these rooms with grace and appreciation for everyone the actors will be vaccinated backstage vaccinated. We're doing our part to make people feel safe. And hopefully Goers will follow soon to the you know the tourism looks good as long as we don't have variant anything to knock us our axes by twenty twenty three. We should be very close normal. I think that it's going to be a little tough in. That's why the federal government's help us to get on sog which you shuttered and operational grants which. I worked on very grateful to senators on both thoughts because they knew probably along the street in america and we add so much economy to the communities when you know we could contemplate six weeks or six was even in chicago boston edmonton which isn't america yet and saint paul. So you know it's it's always an Because canadians love humor about themselves as well. So it's it's very exciting future. Broadway theatre broadway tours. I think communities around the world are excited about what is known as the musical for for many many years coming out. I mean. I've heard from talking with some other creatives on other shows that have not yet open to or either in rehearsal process or in preview during previews before the shutdown that they have actually created things have gotten together over zoom of course to make some changes. And i'm wondering since you guys were so close to opening if if there were any changes or any conversations about anything to tweak or alter or add or to reconsider a during the last several months or anything like that happened to the development of the show not really with the show itself obviously are advertised at out on march twelfth. remind people we would show that shuddered. We did it to aren't still was soundtrack. Which has a message All you know we basically because we wards show that aired on our opening night. The ethics of broadway's break all six basically say we were kind of shuttle reminds everybody rob riggle so we used our message. What our show is nathalie about..
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on Page To Stage
"Teams is is very refreshing. So thank you for sharing that I did want to ask a question about going back a little bit about where we're talking about. The different stops along the way knowing that the show was originated from the west end. It was a very english british story to bring that that the the story in this nursery rhyme over to american audiences Or may not know the full story like you said. At the beginning you may be new at one or two or three of their of the stories from three rhymes And the history of what was that like with educating the audience. That of this brand because it was very successful overseas but then bringing that over was that. Do you think that having the multiple stops before coming into broadway really helped that message across or or was it more or less just showing the people who you know that this is this is a you know a bunch of queens on stage who are celebrating female empowerment. Yeah i think what it did is it. Didn't necessarily i think the people saw a show decided to give our educated But i did something similar that we did in rats when we were still rent. It was very clear. Some of the audience work schumer. Who benny who me was. Benny is in the middle. I stack. he's sort of like a. You know i was with you last night. Roger doesn't now roger stating what happened. Who's who and we don't see orene till midway to act one but we hear about her and a lot of people don't know.
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on Page To Stage
"And i continue to. Do you know i i was doubtfire. Is is a show by show before because i needed John farrell was southie rob and they were top of glass. There other professions wayne was a songwriter carried brilliant screenwriter john screenwriter at an office but the number of use felt so upbringing teams together. Because everything is fresh. Anything is possible. There's not as an agent saying you you're talking to this has to happen krieger. It's just getting the room Fled because that's why it's after that initial When you guys jumped over to the states with six ended the north american tour. When you're looking for a house for it to be on broadway. Can you talk about those discussions behind the scenes. I mean we always hear about shows like just trying to get into a house in like. That's the reason why they can't make it to broadway on time. And it's all about certain timing. Was that one of your main responsibilities in your role as a producer on this production. I think I think my hers probably the author simple. That's my job. Yes but that's not the most important. I'm a great believer that you blow his gets here. If the show captures the imagination. And i knew the show i knew i was right in your always a little worried. Because if you're not worry you don't understand you know the risk reward ratios art of your skill to now with signs are I this show. That opened a great show right cyclo that opened it. Mcc previewing the night trump length. It going what are shows about. The election of trump created a great all over our audience and the show seemed very different than anytime before so so world events can fact the mood and attitude on audience shows about and I.
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on Page To Stage
"They were but how they wanted this show to And they were very aware of you know that this was a female driven story even before they wrote it before to before anything that sometimes the stories powerful females from alive and not only today but but throughout history. And i really. I was raised by a single mom. Losing amazing personal. You know a lot my strength from her and she passed away when i was fourteen. So i've been defined by kind of his orphan mentality where i've had to kind of make our way and i love how they approached their sedate created and it wasn't about. Well we want you money. We may Wasn't that shouli about process speaking of your podcast about kind of generosity of spirit in humanity that they wanted their show that have in so much learned a lot about how they audition. It's not like thank you very much time. They bring in groups of of women who who they're looking to be there queens and they used to shrimp -nology everyone cleaned Before even became sort of hearing that everywhere they were using traumatology in words. You no matter especially when you're a storyteller wives theater they matter politics do but people don't realize how much they ever So that's one of the things about theater is that reminded albertson stroke so They had that ethic. That exciting is very very bright defied their age because they truly will wise people and they're really excited and would say wondered that most exciting things that i found about your career is that you have made a name out of yourself. Really working with new writers and new creative teams and bringing them to broadway and having them make their broadway debut curious dating back to even just rent as being the for the earlier that comes to mind immediately. What what have you learned along the way about bringing on new and potentially but other people might call greener Creative teams as they're making their broadway debut. What have you learned a lot about that process. Well it's hard to be a generalization because they're all amazing wonderful people but johnson being the first of larson rat That experience great. He he was seems a time stubborn super smart and losing him on the final dress rehearsal before we run the openness show broadway instilled with me also a sense of purpose that i have to be an advocate for young writers because jonathan was trying to get people to help there are established and be for each paths. And i believe in him. I did check in the zero workshop. And i ended up looking business. You know i still have it. But at the time i was working full-time and booking shows and sell it to cincinnati outs and it was doing quite well and but i really wasn't. Actor was a songwriter in college. And at this show just excited me. So i was also Time so i felt. I should just do whatever that. And let's see what happens and and i was very excited Pass i was like okay. I got to be that person who will be unsolicited. That script and take a chance on the director who done a great reduction important but never in on broadway and whether it's director or writer. I am very proud. And even producers like doesn't know even less goose ribs but they give me a piece of material or sheriff he's era will be. I ended up producing it. I always make sure that. I it isn ru is. They're interested in being mentored producer dodge. So it's my ethic. haven't worked mentality. Even though my mom died did with my people. They had two daughters boats in yards. Marcy iceberg there assist in the writer rebuttal so It's interesting that hassle at will created a lot of people who are storytellers. But it's important to make..
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on Page To Stage
"Welcome to page to stage a conversation with theater makers. We're your hosts. That's brian and that's mary. This episode is part of our series on six the musical in this series we uncover the process behind the musical through our central question. What role does history play in the storytelling of six show. That uses the history mix device. We hope you enjoyed this episode. Welcome back to our brand new mini series. Everybody on the next several episodes that you that you'll be hearing from us over the course of the next few months or so. We'll be focused around six musical on which will be making his broadway debut as probably reopened in the fall of twenty twenty one which we're very excited about as we mentioned in our last episode episode fifty six is actually the last show that brandon i saw before the broadway shut down. It was a few days before their opening night. We had such a blast. Especially after chatting with elisa omen at broadway con earlier last year and so we focusing this miniseries on one central question which is what role does history play in the storytelling of six. A show that uses history mix as a device. And so we're thrilled to welcome. Kevin mccollum here. Who is the producer for the broadway production of six and several others including Mrs doubtfire which is also coming back to broadway this fall And then rent in the heights. Many many more so kevin if you wouldn't mind just introducing yourself and sharing what your title is on the production of six to talk to you mary. I come colo juicer. Six broadway and That's my title When i do a little more complicated going producer does So i tried to do that. Well.
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Hey, folks, I'm talking to my friend Kevin McCollum. Kevin. We have Charlie Kirk. On deck, Lance woman out coming up, They bring a different perspective. You really are someone who understands the political process on politics in general, just magnificently, and it's important for us to understand these things. So you just said Previously that we need to get involved politically and so on and so forth. People have been saying this for years, and we have event and so the question becomes. Do Americans have? The will do enough Americans have the will to get involved because it is because we really haven't got involved quite enough. Or maybe we got involved. And you know, the the dark side of the country has just Has had so much power in the media that it's been really difficult to get much done. You become demonized to fear with the tea party or if you're for trump, you become demonized. And so maybe people have lost heart and they're just they just want to go home and suck their thumbs. Then, you know, watch Shits Creek. Well, and that's one of their choices. But that's kind of where we've got T this point. By doing so I would I would discourage that. And I don't want people to misunderstand me. I'm not saying particularly for Christians that the ultimate answer is going to be found in the halls of Congress or in 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue, But we I wanna go back to my first point. We're not the ruled we are the people who rule they govern by our permission. It is we who need to have a better stewardship of our responsibility in this process. And as we do as we tell our neighbors as we engage them, as we talk about the implications of policy, as we say. You know the governor's race in our state matters because there's gonna they could potentially impact the electoral college at some point all of a sudden, we're we're expanding ourselves in a way that we might not have in recent times. And here's a big reason why I don't think we have Eric I think that in America we have had a very luxurious experience with freedom to the degree that we've abused it. We've absolutely we have said there's no big deal here. It will always be this way. And the truth is While we were debating micro discussions about, you know, stimulus checks and what size they should be and who should get him and all the rest. Over the last couple of years, the Democrats have been planning on how to put up drop boxes reorganized how reporting is done. Stacey Abrams has been recruiting Ah, huge army in the state of Georgia. And you've had similar experiences and some other Democrat controlled states. They had their eye on the long ball. They had their eye on the game as the next time when they were gonna be given the ball, so to speak on offense, and they were, they were committed to getting it across the finish line. We don't have that kind of determination for a few, maybe good reasons. We we don't really put our ultimate faith in them. We believe in God and that he's ultimately in control. But that is lazy. When it comes to public policy involvement were not only the subjects of a sovereign God, but we're also stewards of free will that he gives us and when we don't exercise that will we have a way of undermining what is good and healthy for the rest of society and the culture. So we have to take responsibility here. We've got to roll up our sleeves. We've got to say, God, What do you have of me? As I go forward, How can I be more educated? How can I communicate better with other people that are involved in these matters? What should I do? Should I join a local C W group as one just started here in the tri State area that long? What is that? Concerned women for America. It's a bunch of moms that are very motivated about policy, and they're considered called. I don't feel called to join one of those groups. Maybe you should start the concern Men of America organization and asked people to join that. Regardless, the idea is the same get involved. If you don't care about it, it will get stolen from you. And we may have just seen that in this in these two elections. What do you What do you know? It's kind of funny kid, and I got to say like a lot of people say you're pretty dumb and based on what you just said. They could be wrong because you said a lot of things just now. Thank you Know you said you said such important things just now. Tremendously important things and let me uh Let me ask you. We I spoke Tomo Larry Taunton yesterday on by the way, people should be following him A zwelithini you on social media, but It seems to me that there are many. Sincere Christians who Don't see things the way we do. They don't see that There is a deep state involved in trying to undo the will of the people. I mean, we have to face the satanic ugliness off. People in our government living off of our taxes who are working against the will of the people. I mean, that has happened over the last four years. That is the end of democracy when you have that, and so you know if people want to interpret my bond offer book The deep state is at off Hitler. These people are working within the process to undermine the process. And it seems if we were to just drift on from what happened last night or early this morning, we would we would be drifting, you know, into the darkest, most troubled waters. In our in our history, we maybe, And that's something that has haunted me for the better part of the last years we've been having this nationalized discussion as you've seen Freedoms being taken away as you've seen unconstitutional. Mandates like mask be enforced through executive order. No law passed just a governor saying you're going to do this. Regardless, Eric, it doesn't come easy. And there are a lot of Christians even in pulpits that air leading people away from where truth is on this The truth is the Christians Walk in in life involves politics that involves parenting and involves making good decisions in their own personal behavior. We have to apply a faith because it's either the biggest deal in our lives and touches everything, or it's a complete myth, and it has no importance whatsoever. But there's no middle ground for its have LEM digesting Christians. We've got to move out of that arena and get into the hot or cold because that's the only place that we fit. All right. We're going to drag you into one more segment focuses here. Contacts his show. Uncle.
New York's Broadway costume designers lament about being left out of coronavirus aid
"Shut down in March, actors and stagehands weren't the only ones affected. The Save Our Stages Act just passed as part of the Cove in relief bill and will help theaters and cultural institutions tread water until the pandemic is over. But as W one way sees Jennifer of Anasco reports some businesses that support the arts industry say they've been for gotten John Christians in New York Inc has built costumes for a lot of the big shows Cat's frozen and the new musical six, which was supposed to open on March. 12 the day that all of Broadway shutdown So we're getting ready for opening night That night, Every machine was filled. Every table was filled. People were doubled up. People were coming and going, and then Just like that they were closed. The leadoff all 52 of their employees. Like everyone they thought maybe let me for a few weeks, But in June, they were told No theater won't reopen in 2020, and for us, Everything stopped, like all of our orders just completely stopped. That's Brian Blight, Christensen's life partner and the business manager of John Christians in New York. And it was really a moment of what are we going to do? Are we gonna close? We put everything in storage, Do we? Walk away. They didn't Instead, Blake realized they weren't alone all through the city, small businesses that depend on Broadway and the theater industry. We're figuring out if they could survive the pandemic to And the shops are very specialized. A costumes aren't closed. You can't buy them off the wreck. They're made to measure for specific actors and designed for performers to dance and sweat in them eight times a week. Here's Christenson. But we do is cut your it should be the finest quality. It's the best interiors the best flat linings that we confined to make the product that will last a long time. And be beautiful and worth that ticket price, Christiansen and Blight realized they were part of an entire custom ecosystem. It includes specialty dry cleaners who care for $10,000 dresses made of fragile fabrics, study with sequence or flowers and people who know how to make those flowers and people who put the pleats in the fabric. And makers of tap shoes and toe shoes and beat artists and fabric painters. There are people who make specialty undergarments and hats and armor. The list goes on. So the two men joined with 54 other small businesses to found the costume industry coalition. They're clear about what they need money. Life once a kind of bailout from the government. $3 million to erase the debt of these small businesses for 2020 we have to, I think in this country I'm talking about the arts and culture as something that is a warm, fuzzy and wonderful the for the human soul and start talking about it as the economic driver that it actually is, because the economic between Arkin cultures huge, the U. S. Bureau of Economic Analysis says in 2017. The latest figures they have available. The arts and culture sector was contributing about $877 billion to the GDP. That's 4.5%. It employs over five million arts workers nationwide. In New York state. The sector contributes over 7% of the GDP. That's bigger than finance. It's bigger than construction. Hi, I'm Kevin McCollum. I'm a producer of Broadway shows, including the musical six. The one that was supposed to open the day Broadway closed. Save Our Stages is so important. Unfortunately, the shops are somewhat not involved in that. The venues will get grants, but the shops that support them. They need to wait until the orders come in. They say That's why the government should also give money to the costume industry. And to those who build sets and props. Because this is about more than the question of whether theater will survive. It will Well, the artists who make it the artisans who make it still be able to call themselves New Yorkers. Sure, I guess you could say Let's move everyone out of the city. And if that's the kind of city New York wants to be, I don't think that's the case. I think we want the artist to be able to afford and work and live in New York City. A few avenues over
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"All right, Kevin McCollum man. What a clear night in the city. And, you know, I'm looking for the conservatives and Republicans that are all like disappointed in the in the Biden pronouncement today, he pronounced it. The certification has happened yet, but I was expecting the looting and the writing in the Destruction to be more than that. It looks pretty calm and peaceful. Just point. We'll check back in later emphasis. It's goofy anyway. Kevin McCall hope you're doing well on this Saturday night. Hey, maybe your abiding supporter and you're walking on air tonight. Who knows it's it's been a contentious campaign cycle for sure. But you know what's interesting is that when you examine things that are going on in other parts of the world, you suddenly realize that we have it pretty well here. Rob Davis rejoins us from the Christian International Christian Solidarity International, our partner in our this year, our Christmas effort, our holiday effort, which will push to help liberate total of 192 slaves. By year's end, and we're getting closer and closer. They're friends. If you know what we're doing, and you've heard us in the past, and you want to give a gift. It's 88 834 to 10 10 but for $250.1 human life Goes from slavery that they've been in for the last. However many years could be dozens of years to freedom in their in their home country. They get safely back to where they're from. And it's a pretty incredible process. Rob Davis, the new CEO of the USA operations for C s. I has rejoined us and robbed when, when, when I say $250 liberates a life. I invariably get emails in text messages and saying, Well, why would we just wanna Hey, for the slave traders tow give him up. Doesn't that just allow him to go recapture people and then aren't they just getting rich off of this? So explain to people that are new to this process? How it works..
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"Hey, Kevin McCollum. Glad to have you with us. And on this very important week, one of my favorite week Of the year. Every year. When we think about our nation's independence and all the blessings that come with there is a very exciting work that's been underway to really affect a number of kind of outcomes. And in the process of all of that, I have the people that are kind of the core group that has been bringing this together with me. I'm very excited to get to know my first guest, Jeffrey read. Who is the Ah, the A man in charge at orchestra Kentucky, which is playing a big role in this and also joining us our dick and melt honey, long time CCM Nashville musicians and I don't know. Session singer and composer, an orchestrator. And just if if it's music, they've done it at some point in time it is It is a joy to have each of you here welcome. Friends. Long time friends think you called me this last week, and you said Hey, I wanna bounce something off of you. Where did the genesis of this entire project come from? Well, really came from Jeff. Back toward the end of May. We were talking and sort of lamenting the condition of our country. And you know his orchestras sort of furlough for these months and as musicians around national R. I mean, we feel it across the city here. And so we talked about him. Jeff wanted to do something that would kind of bring some awareness to the orchestra and maybe something sort of encouragement. And I said, Well, great. You find it and I'll be happy to arrange it. I've done quite a bit of things for Jeff over the years, and he called back the next day and said, Well, I was really hoping that you and Mel might write it, and so I looked at each other. What? Oh, that And but we sent down and within three minutes, Mel said. I have an idea. I have a title and I have the last light, of course, and I said, you know, no, you don't and she said, Oh, but I do so we We spent about 20 minutes on it that night and then put it down for a week. And then the following Sunday night sat down and I said if we're gonna work on this something probably I was given some time. Well, it wrote itself. You know, those are the ones that you feel are got inspired. And and this one certainly was. There was there was, you know, we feel more like conduit. Then we feel like writers. Well, that's that's well said I'm going to come back to the song in a second. But Jeff, I want to come to you next and talk a little bit about the situation for people that are not familiar. Tell us what orchestra Kentucky is and where it's situated and kind of what your mission. There's Well, we're located in bowling green, Kentucky, Sauron, our north of Nashville, where Dick and Mel are and it's a group made up of professional musicians from Nashville, Louisville, Cincinnati as well as our hometown near And we're celebrating our 20th season. Wow, And our mission is to bring great music of all genres to South central Kentucky. And there's a connection to the music programs with this project. Explain what that is. Well, we have an educational component. We have a youth orchestra. We also have a new program. Called arts access for all where we reach people who wouldn't ordinarily be able to afford a concert ticket and subsidizes those tickets. So we bring in people of all ages from A very young to the elderly, So it'll all go toe help those outreach programs? Yeah, Dick. You were talking just a second ago about the condition of the country, And I don't think that that's been felt anywhere, specifically, necessarily worse than any other. But if you had to kind of pinpoint on acuity isto where it's been felt, certainly Here in the New York Tri state area. It's been and I was thinking, Jeffers you were talking about the youth orchestra. Lincoln Center here has shut down all of its programs, and I think for the next Full season. I don't think they're coming back for ballet or for symphony this fall all the way into 2022. I mean, 2021 I'm just there's so much That you can take this conversation and go down the path you know, politically and all these other things, but from a cultural sense of loss. I feel like this has been a gut punch. To the arts, too creative endeavors in general, and I think that hurts productivity and quality of life across the board. And I'm curious. Jeff is someone who's a working, you know, musician have you do you sense that same thing, Especially with where you're you're young people. Programs are at Well, absolutely. I mean music. You know, feeds the soul right and whether you're playing it or you're listening to it. And there's nothing better than getting together with other musicians or for an orchestra to play for an audience. And when you don't have that, it's like you've lost your best friend and We really felt that and not only that the inability to plain and entertain and rich people in a concert setting but also you know musicians, many of them are freelancers. To have lost that income there at the end of their You know, unemployment benefits, and they're saying what's gonna happen and that really just hurts me to know that But you know we'll get through it as they say, and we'll come out on the other end of it, but I think we need to Just keep listening to music and sharing music. That's what's so great about this project because I think it's the right song for the right time right for us as Americans to celebrate what it means to be America, but also to feed that Need that we have deep inside us. We're speaking with Jeff read of Orchestra, Kentucky and Dick and melt, honey, Long time Nashville musicians in personally very good friends of mine, and I'm excited to be a part of what we're doing here..
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"Amazing the listing agent confusion this is pastor Dave Watson sitting in for Kevin McCollum Kevin's offer the weekend and that we have a great show today has someone ever perch you have you ever been hurt by someone someone that something unimaginable to you today we're going to talk to somebody who had that happen to them and we're gonna talk about how love is stronger than hate stay with Kevin this is the call is one no we can't use she was a nationally syndicated radio host and author of no he can't I was on a roll looking up at him from under the table to stop and he said there's two two yes and I said no twenty seven not going to I'm gonna leave you here to tell a story on June seventeenth twenty fifteen a white supremacist hoping to start a race war in Charleston South Carolina attended the Wednesday night Bible study at the Emanuel A. M. E. church waiting for the congregation.
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
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"kevin mccollum." Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman
"So I was gonna ask how you processing all this and how you manage stay grounded. And then I have a real question for you about this gen, but but Mike rounded by taking the someway, no sear- under grounded. No. But you know, how are you staying because the right? It's an odd thing you write this show. About trying not to lose yourself. And to remind yourself if your humanity and connecting to your family and doing the stuff that a father has to do in a husband has to do. But then in the process of this this show is sort of like set up to be the most successful endeavor. You've done in many ways, and is a bigger deal and has pushes you even could push one further away. So how do you just saying? How all how you sent the sizing all of this. You always ask the best questions of all of the interviews. I do your questions always like like Pierce mysel-. And that's why I'm taking awhile to answer. Well, part of the reason why the show ended up on Broadway is of course, my producer Kevin McCollum who took a chance on bring it to Broadway, which is a huge gamble. And I hope that he he's happy with that. But a lot of those. To be will Mike Berkowitz who's who's my agent from jump when I was twenty three basically said to me, I don't know you've had anyone be disturned with you in your inner circle before. But I was just gonna do the show off Broadway. And he just he he pretty much yelled at me for about a half hour on the phone. And he goes you've lost your drive. And and you you used to be if you were when you in your twenties, you would have said, no, we're going to Broadway. And now you've lost that. And I'm not gonna let you lose it. And you're gonna do this. And I'm gonna take I'm gonna take care of it. And if if it doesn't work it doesn't work, but we're gonna try. And then the second person. Was I called John Mullane news, a close friend and had just done a Hello on Broadway nights of what do you do you think of this because he had seen the show a few times, given notes and? He goes. Oh, yeah. It's the best thing you'll ever do. You have to do it. You have to do is the best thing you could possibly do. If someone will let you take the show to Broadway you have to. And that was those are the two people. I mean, nj jams board of my brother Joe was aboard of everyone was supportive. But not like, those two people were were for whatever reason like the really urge me, but circling which is great and sort of answers part of it, which is that it wasn't your push to do this. It wasn't the MVP driving wasn't your own ambition driving the bus, but the, but as this is all happening. I thought about how you're going to not allow it to push, you know, how you're going to retain the stuff that you those distinctions you made about yourself how you're going to stay there doing these eight shows night and with everything the swirl that you're in thing, I'm going to retire. Great. So the poetry is gonna float the family for the next little while. That's why people go into it clearly Jato here, we come. We'll just live at Yatta. No. It's I have thought about not doing not writing any more shows. I've thought about maybe just going behind the camera and just directing and sort of disappearing into that. So you're thinking about all that. Yeah. Right. I don't want my daughter to see me as a public person. You don't wanna be on the road all the time either. I don't wanna be on the road. That's one of the special things about doing the shows in New York with my wife and daughter for twelve weeks yet, which is rare. Yeah. A lot of people are like it must be so hard having Mike work every night on Broadway. And I'm just like it's the most we see him because he's usually on the road doing these shows every weekend..
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"Fear I show well, you know, what was so thrilling about that whole experience is how many of these people that I that I respected and admired or being recognized. And that the whole show, you know, there's a, it's easy to say that it's me. It's easy to say that it's a, it's Lynn and Linden. I both know is you surround yourself with people like Alex lack more our orchestrator and arranger on Hamilton and Bill Sherman, who did that work with him on heights or any blend computer, and what you're trying to do is in this kind of goes back to the stuff I think about this a lot. There's a way to grow up in that area then that sort of metropolitan district of Columbia and surround yourself with people that say, yes. And then there's a, there's a group of people who surround themselves with folks that have read books. They haven't read and have done things. I haven't done and have come from places they haven't come from, and that was really that was it for me, that was the thrill. How can I go and find a lighting designer who has forty Broadway shows? I don't know that person might producers, do you know Jeffrey seller, Kevin McCollum and Jill firm and can say, meet these four people. How about a costume designer who is on his seventeenth Broadway. Show is going to work with me like I didn't. I had to get outside of myself and go and find these people who had worked with one hundred other directors, and I was just one of those people. And I just I remember that night. I'll stop quoting Hamilton, but when when we were at the Tony awards in two thousand eight in came down to the last award, which is the word for best musical, and that's the one award that actually can make an impact on your life in in a practical way in an economic way, because if you win an award and we were very much a little engine that could you win that award, it means maybe your is going to run the summer. Maybe it's gonna run a little beyond that it has a chance to recoup, which means you can make a living as a theater artist for that period of time. And I remember we won the award all up on stage at Radio City, and then we'll be Goldberg was hosting said, thank you and good night. In the cast and the crew starts to go off left and the audience stands up in this person asks if there's going to be chicken at dinner. And this other person saying, where's the car? It is a time to go to the bathroom or can we change on my feet are hurting and I just stood there by myself and I watched and I thought this is one minute after getting to this proverbial mountaintop, and it's already about next season in it's hard about where the party is so can't really be about this. It has to be about what it felt like to stand there and be with your company to be with your cast because this show is over and they're already talking in handicapping next year. You know, there's a great quote in the butcher a little bit, but it's an important one that I that I think about a lot and I say a lot and it was time daily talking behind daily. Oh, my God forbid, can we just get daily this time daily if you time and time daily was talking about a nomination that she had. This was the night of the Tony awards a few years after that. And she said, look, we're all. Thoroughbreds. We just want to run your the ones who put colors on us and make us run against each other and. Let me like insane that like on the carpet before, like the big dance and because I didn't know what the Tony awards were. I didn't during about this. What I thought was it's a chance to be recognized as theater artist and to feel that you might have a chance to do it again, that was real. That's something you can take with you. But in that moment I was so aware that it had to be about what's next and it doesn't mean you can't feel good about the work you've done, but you have to keep moving. You have to keep going..
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"If it's happening in new york or across the globe learn fly it matters i on kevin mccollum frady the headlines just scream out tragedy trauma there was one that i read at the at the top of the show that said very simply entire town had been turned into a cemetery this is out of the new york times and it was just posted today but volcano turns entire town into a cemetery in talking about guatemala's volcano fogo volcano you may have heard just a brief bit about it but it happened it was so violent so big and yet we've had all kinds of other things distracting us here in the us we we weren't even really focused on it for any length of time and yet whole town swallowed up in lava and ash and the victims are right there with them so when you think well what are we doing and does it does it really matter sake yeah because the town was a whole town of people that woke up one morning and in the next morning they didn't one hundred ten dead there are two hundred something still missing the government's giving up on looking for anyone the people that are displaced they're just out of luck there's no there's no government resources and that's that's kind of the that's kind of the world's shoulder shrug at it right i guess that's all we can do well no that's not all we can do across international our partner on the ground for many years already but already had a system in place to be able to get relief including blankets and food and other things that are necessary tom lewis and jim bell heists continue with us here but tom we we live we have such luxury i would talking about this yesterday we see the volcano in hawaii and what do americans do they run out they tried to take pictures i saw one person trying to trying to take a stick and stick it in the lava to see if they could get it to like light yeah what's wrong with you people but that's that's how comfortable it is for us we we have the ability to getting cars and drive very near the disaster and take pictures of it and drive back home and being total comfort in guatemala this is a massive painful devastating strike on us on us on a society that's already totally totally suffering yeah absolutely in fact we had a report not long ago that there were certain airports still open on the big island people were flying in they said the air traffic was crazy because people were flying in wanting to see it right i mean they were going there were flying to the big island so they could see it well friend i wanna say this to you the picture in guatemala right now we'll look a lot different was a volcano yes but the lives that were loss the lives inter now hopeless families that have been dispersed families that have lost loved ones families that have lost everything they've owned and have no ability what so ever to recoup there's no insurance policy there's no government health in fact like kevin just said the government's giving up me and the resources are gone and so thank god for ministries i cross international that are stepping in there and stepping up and saving the lives of children and families now there's a couple of ways that you can help today i'm going to describe that in just a moment i wanna give you a phone number get this.
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"Our had explicit conversations like that with him about this show we've talked a lot about why it works and structural storytelling and man verses man and man hurt jazz planetary an elderly this guy this guy eight ask gets it yeah though he he gets it know we've definitely talked about also that this is such an antidote to also the big budget hydraulic and also film icc we can do anything on film i just think it's one of those shows that also we're not selling tickets to at a time you can come with grandkids the mom grandmother and the strange uncle you all can come to the theatre together and there's no one has to worry about being offended if you have no strange oncall estranged uncle will be providing wrentham at the theater guy actually on can likely opera guys like i had to say and you can have a searing aid so you have the right tim wallace range oncle with a hearty laugh given mccollum is the producer of the play that goes wrong but now in forever at a lyceum theatre tariff off cat yes absolutely and and bring your cat you can if lungs you buy it to yourself and your strange cats uncle cats on kevin mccollum thank you very much pleasure to be emme and now the spiel the hatch act the logan act emoluments i would like to thank the trump administration for this ongoing indeed never ending civics lessons in laws an ax that we thought would be left in the past hundred or two hundred years now as far as a emoluments i'm glad it's in the constitution didn't know we'd needed apparently we do for as the logan act is the idea that we should have one president at a time if the flynn part of the muller investigation only results in logan act prosecutions i'd be a little unsatisfied yes i know they seem to have violated the spirit of the law and the logan act has a fine spirit but he now i'm glad it's on the books what it does is it takes a norm and codifies it but then there's the hatch act and a hacked is in the news because kellyanne conway is found to have violated it when she endorsed roy more over doug jones in the alabama senate race wait you're saying.
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"You're listening to the labour price on am 970 the answer this is you you a bridge on all by gotten the washington post recently reported that a top fbi official peter stroszeck who had previously been assigned to and then removed from special counsel robert as smaller the third investigation had quote exchanged politically charged text disparaging president trump and supporting democrat hillary clinton and quote and it stroszeck was also quote a key player in the investigation into clinton's use of a private email server end of quote this in a blockbuster revelation carrying the possibility of shattering public confidence in a number of longheld assumptions about the criminal justice system generally and the fbi and the justice department specifically the justice department should appoint another special counsel this one to investigate stroh's exactions as soon as possible the special council should conduct an inquiry brandy necessary charges and make a report and it should come from someone without ties to the president or his opponent they do exist such men and women former federal judge it make excellent candidates combined hugh hewitt the special counsel's funding reminds given mukalla of a cab fare the clippers just ticking over it's just it's that cab that sitting in the backed up traffic on the van witkin you can't get out of it and you can't do anything about it let's tell jeff sessions to recuse himself and to fire the special counsel what's on the house of representatives yanked the funding for the special counsel's office kevin mccollum gaza later this week nights at five on am 970 the answer ready to be the top dog then it's time.
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"Throne one nationallysyndicated radio at author of no this hands not who have no camp although off the vomits dismantling hope and change and ceo of extreme media how you doing and i we got a big for your welcome this saturday we are going to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart plus all the latest news gossip and other stuff we will cover my special guest dr john i've never end rigid as he will be in the lease lounes tonight i couldn't be happier than to have you with us welcome to new york city we are on a roll tonight we have well at least in the college football world bed not not anyone that i'm aware of the day take a knee you're the national anthem which is awesome we'll wait and see on what the nfl does this weekend i have a bad feeling about some of the teams but you know when you when you consider what happened you know this time last week we were about 24 hours out from what would become the worst mass shooting in american history modern american history i know there are some people that are out there about the american indian mass shooting were there were two hundred sixteen killed okay so the modern era mass shooting american history this was the worst last sunday and so tonight i've got a lot of thoughts on this and i want to deal with it but we've got a couple of other really good things to talk about as well tonight with great guests let's go to the big board in preview what's coming up in the first hour tonight dr john i've never know if you're watching on biz tvs all the way over to the left of you screen there he works with a group called christian solidarity international and something that we are doing here at the kevin mccollum microphone between now and the new year is well we like to i have lost for a long time you can come back on me for second nick for a long time we have had this platform nine years plus i've been honored enough crumbled enough grateful to be able to be with you on saturday nights in some form or another not started out with my my former business partner steven baldwin the actor he's he's back on the greatness now in the.
"kevin mccollum." Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Two nine nine night because after i read you the six rules i'm going to tell you about a situation that i'm involved in an ask your advice on the number one shopping isn't the best approach and how see i i would on the maize that my mother gave me this magazine because my mother is one of the great shoppers of all time when my mother walks into a department store or calling her favors the christmas tree store and but if she walks into tj maxx or the christian mystery store or really anywhere where they sell things much my mother walks in there and every salesperson's starts grinning ear to ear they start we adjusting their days because they realize oh boy we're going to be able to close early today because my mother will buy anything absolutely any she's one of the great shoppers of alton f so i'm surprised she gave me this magazine and didn't cut this part of the article out because i would have thought this would have been censored redacted but it was not redacted so shopping isn't the best approach acquiring material things can still leave a person feeling empty shop the shopping for something you don't need brings only a shortlived high according to research so there yet shopping is in the best approach number two being fool goal can be joyful this is a mantra that uh my friend kevin mccollum lived by the science of happiness has enjoyed a resurgence since the great recession when people began to turn away from the vacations in homes they couldn't afford instead focused on relationships nxp francis this was partly out of meat so many discovered higher levels of happiness in tough times after scaling back their lifestyle and not wearing so much about how they measured up against their neighbours i think that is very sound advice three more isn't always better global happiness readings routinely show that the richest countries are not the happiness that in fact some poor ones land near the top so countries such as costa rica and vietnam out japan and the united states can you believe that there are happier in vietnam and costa rica cook and costa rica than we are now that are.