Right now, like all theater producers, Carmen Pavlovic is jumping on the bandwagon of uncertainty – and as the Sydney-based CEO of a production company behind music theater titles such as “Moulin Rouge!”, “Muriel’s Wedding” and “King Kong”. Multiple continents
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In the new episode of “Stagecraft” Diversity‘The podcast of the theater, Pavlovic speaks clearly about all the projects in his busy spring and sudden limbo that he planned for his company Global Creatures. “Most of our income has just shut down like everyone else,” he said. But he also acknowledged that the company and its current Broadway success “Moulin Rouge!” Among the lucky ones in any theater industry was the sudden emergence by the coronavirus epidemic.
“There’s not a whole lot that can be said officially, which is really frustrating about what future plans will be,” he said. “But what we have been able to say, and here I am incredibly blessed, is‘ Moulin Rouge! ’Will come back. It’s a big bold international copyright, and it’s a demonstration that I hope can truly take the lead and somehow become a beacon, not just for Broadway, but in the West End and here in Australia. This is a ceremony that is very joyful. This is a show that raises a lot of hope.
Pavlovic spoke openly about his experience with Global Creatures’ latest Broadway outing, “King Kong”, as well as a few jokes about the music version of the “Muriel’s Wedding” company, for which he is exploring a possible run in New York. He also discussed what makes Broadway uniquely challenging and uniquely rewarding, and how he thinks about the new barriers to the theater business.
“In this moment of incredible hardship where you think, ‘Gosh, we’re going to talk to our grandchildren about this time,’ there’s something – I think we’re definitely part of the legacy moment, for sure,” he said. “And it’s difficult, but it’s also a great right to think about what we can contribute to it. How we rebuild this community is something I will not be ashamed of as an opportunity. “
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