BroadwayCon 2023 has ended
Back To Schedule
Friday, July 21 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
How Writers Get Paid on Broadway and Beyond

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
For every lit marquee, there is a writer (or team of writers) brave enough to dream up a story worthy of inspiring countless theatre lovers. Some scripts or scores take years, even decades of development before actors and creative teams bring them to life, and every beloved character began with an idea. Have you ever wondered how a writer gets paid before and after that magic moment a Broadway curtain goes up on the first performance? Join the Dramatists Guild for this session as we lift the curtain behind the mystery: how theatre writers get paid on Broadway!

avatar for Doug G. Wright

Doug G. Wright

Broadway credits include Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes (Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play), I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award and others), War Paint, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), The Little... Read More →
avatar for Ralph Sevush

Ralph Sevush

Ralph Sevush, Esq., with the Dramatists Guild since 1997, is their Co-Executive Director of Business Affairs & General Counsel, where he advises and advocates for dramatists. An entertainment attorney (Cardozo, `91), he did transactional work for various media companies before becoming... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Green

Amanda Green

Amanda Green is a two-time Tony nominated, Grammy Award nominated lyricist/composer and writer. She is a winner of Frederick Loewe Award for Composition, and the Jonathan Larson Award. Her musicals include Mr. Saturday Night, Hands On A Hardbody, Bring It On, High Fidelity and upcoming... Read More →
avatar for Joey Contreras

Joey Contreras

Joey Contreras is a New York based, Mexican American musical theatre and pop songwriter, internationally known for his various projects, performances, and studio album releases, amassing millions of streams. He is a two-time Fred Ebb Award finalist, three-time Jonathan Larson Grant... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Rustin

Sandy Rustin

SANDY RUSTIN is an actress and award-winning playwright named by American Theatre Magazine as one of the “Most-Produced Playwrights of the ’22-’23 season.” Her stage adaptation of the film CLUE is one of the most-produced plays in the U.S., with over 3,000 productions worldwide... Read More →
avatar for Kristoffer Diaz

Kristoffer Diaz

Kristoffer Diaz is the current secretary of the Dramatists Guild. His play THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches playwriting at New York University, and his musical HELL'S KITCHEN (written with Alicia Keys) opens at The Public in November... Read More →

Friday July 21, 2023 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Winter Garden/Palace