What to do with the Critics

It is said that on multiple occasions when one of Rocco Landesman’s shows was panned by a critic, he would call up the critic, not to scold and berate them, but rather to hire them. 

He would actually take the critiques back to his creative teams and rather than shrugging them off as irrelevant or unknowing, they would go to work fixing all the things the critic cited as problematic. 

Rocco Landesman became president of Jujamcyn Theaters, a company that owned five Broadway theaters, as well as the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. 


If you’re smart and good at what you do, go find yourself some smart people who are also good at what they do, but who also happen to disagree with you.


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