Industry Talks is a new musical theatre podcast focusing on the industry professionals that play a pivotal part in getting a musical from page to stage.
On this week’s episode, we speak to producer Paul Taylor-Mills. We speak about a variety of shows he has produced from In The Heights at the Kings Cross Theatre to Heathers The Musical at the Other Palace.
We speak about his Heathers journey from seeing the show off-Broadway to bringing the show to London’s West End. Paul also gives us his thoughts on social media, the business of theatre and why it is getting hard for producers to create and revive musicals.
Listen to the episode below or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
0:00 – 4:07 – Paul Taylor-Mills tells us more about what role a producer plays within the Arts Industry.
4:08 – 9:24 – We speak further about Paul’s Olivier award-winning production of In The Heights. Paul also tells us about how beneficial this show was to his career.
9:25 – 15:54 – We discuss further the business mechanics around Theatre and how Paul approaches this side of producing. We speak about ticketing pricing and marketing plans.
15:55 – 31:21 – We speak about Heathers The Musical. Paul tells us the Heathers journey from seeing the show off-Broadway to bringing the musical to London. We also discuss the importance of social media and how this played a key part in the marketing of Heathers. Paul tells us more about the pros and cons of social media.
31:22 – 34:30 – We speak more about Heathers and discuss the variety of audiences who attended this production. Paul also tells us more about why it is getting harder for producers to create or revive musicals.
34:31 – 39:59 – Paul tells us about the first musical he fell in love with – West Side Story. He also tells us who would be his dream Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly!
40:00 – 41:32 – We find out how Paul sums up his career to date.