No. 64: Jon Landau, Barbara Carr | Power 100

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JON LANDAU, 70

President, Jon Landau Management

BARBARA CARR, 71

Partner, Jon Landau Management

Last Year's Rank: 66

MADE BRUCE THE BOSS OF BROADWAY: Springsteen on Broadway, which opened last October and has been extended twice, most recently through June 30, grosses a reported $2.4 million a week.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON -- AND ON: Springsteen, who is Landau and Carr’s only client, began 2017 playing arenas in Australia (14 dates, including two in New Zealand, which grossed $38 million) and ended it performing at New York’s 948-seat Walter Kerr Theatre, five nights a week. “This is an outgrowth of [Springsteen’s 2016 memoir, Born to Run] and we had never done something like that either,” says Landau, referring to the New York Times best-seller. “We start by working with people we respect” -- in this case Jordan Roth, president of the company that owns the theater. Springsteen “has the same look on his face before this as when he walks out on a stadium stage,” says Carr. 

MEMORABLE CONCERT: (Landau) “I saw Pete Seeger when I was 4, at a children’s concert. His ‘Worried Man Blues’ was the first song I couldn’t get out of my head. I knew then that I wanted to do something with music.”

Billboard Power 100 2018


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