STEP FORWARD ENTERTAINMENT

A MULTI-FACETED ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LED BY ROBERT R. BLUME
SPECIALIZING IN PRODUCTION AND TALENT MANAGEMENT 

  STEP FORWARD ENTERTAINMENT  
  Production & Talent Management

STEP FORWARD ENTERTAINMENT
A MULTI-FACETED ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN PRODUCTION AND TALENT MANAGEMENT & REPRESENTATION

Mr. Blume with (L to R) Speaking at Friars Club and with (clockwise) Martha Plimpton, Tony Walton, Margot Astrachan, Jim Dale, Richard Sherman, Joanna Kerry, Marian Seldes, Terrance McNally, Reba McEntire, Angela Lansbury, Sidney Lumet, Dick Cavett, Renn Woods and client, Hillary Hickam with Elton John at his Oscar Party!




ROBERT R. BLUME 


Mr. Blume has been a entertainment producer for over 25 years and this year marks his 19th year as an Executive Producer of the annual DRAMA DESK AWARDS ("the Golden Globes of the theatre”), now in partnership with and under the leadership of TheaterMania.com

His current theatrical productions include  ON KENTUCKY AVENUE,  the Famed Atlantic City Club Harlem Musical, which performs periodically in NYC and New Jersey; and a new Broadway production of THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE  scheduled to open in the 2017-2018 season featuring Christina Bianco in the title role of LV.  He is also a Consulting Producer to a musical in development for Broadway about the life of film legend Mae West entitled COME UP 'N SEE ME.

Mr. Blume most recently was the Producer of three (3) productions starring International Chanteuse, Adrienne Haan in FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY TRANSATLANTIC at the Cabaret International Festival at the Metropolitan Room in New York; a concert entitled TEHORAH, which celebrated 50 years of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations at Weill/Carnegie Hall in NYC; and a new show ROCK LE CABARET! at THE CUTTING ROOM in NYC! pending further development for a future off-Broadway run. 


Previously, Mr. Blume produced SKITSO! Starring Australian actor/writer/comedian Jim Dailakis at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and The Triad, NYC; was a co-Producer on a revival of the play, ME AND JEZEBEL at the Snapple Theater in NYC.  Other theatrical producing ventures include a New York concert co-production with Les Schecter and The Swiss Society of New York, SUE MATHYS SINGS BROADWAY & PIAF at Weill/Carnegie Hall; off-Broadway thriller MINDGAME that starred Academy and Tony Award winner, Keith Carradine and was directed by film legend, the late, Ken Russell at The Soho Playhouse, NYC.


Other current entertainment projects include co-Executive Producing a TV pilot for kids titled CHILDISH DREAM TALES – MESS-UP ROOM (available on Amazon); and as a VIP Judge/career coach in Acting/Modeling Competitions throughout the United States. 


As a talent manager, Mr. Blume is partnered with noted talent representative Michael Katz.  Their company, Katz-Blume Management, guides the careers of celebrity performers Christina Bianco and Sally Mayes


Mr. Blume also manages performers under the banner of his company Step Forward Entertainment. His clients include Co-star Evan Brinkman of the Golden Globe Nominated film TRAINWRECK and the former TV star of ROOTS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and HAIR among other film/TV roles, actress Renn Woods.


In film & TV world, Mr. Blume started as an NBC Page and then worked on the production staff of THE TONIGHT SHOW starring Johnny Carson; was the Executive Producer of the 1992 Cannes Film Festival (short film category) entry by Ronald Guttman, LOOPING; was the Associate Producer of the JERRY LEWIS MDA LABOR DAY TELETHON in New York; served as Entertainment Director for the NATIONAL FITNESS FOUNDATION AWARDS ceremony honoring former President Richard M. Nixon and then IBM Chief Executive, John Akers; and was a Producer of corporate events for Lot Airlines, IBM Int'l Marketing Group, Bonwit Teller among others.

Mr. Blume’s previous theatrical producing ventures include the NYC production of LEGENDS IN CONCERT at what is now the Foxwoods Theatre; the Los Angeles productions of COMING OF AGE, staged by Tony Tanner and THE HEAD, directed by former Love Boat star Lauren Tewes; the 28-city USA/Canadian Tour of SLASK, The National Folk Ballet Of Poland; the Broadway limited engagements of MANNY, The Edward G. Robinson Story and MARLOWE, the Rock Musical.; and the development of the musical Milton & Me  (life of comedian Milton Berle) for Broadway.

Mr. Blume is proud to have been a 20-year Tony voter as a member of The Broadway League and is currently a Drama Desk voter and Advisory Board Member of the DUKE ELLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS.