Bob's Bio

Robert R. Blume

Talent Manager/Entertainment Producer

Robert R Blume is a veteran entertainment producer and talent manager who served as Executive Producer of the Annual DRAMA DESK AWARDS (the “Golden Globes” of theatre) from 1999 until 2018.

Currently, Mr. Blume is producing a virtual concert streaming beginning June 2020 titled STEPPIN’ FORWARD TO VIRTUALLY CELEBRATE THE MUSIC OF THE LEGENDARY NEIL SEDAKA. This concert will feature his clients and special friends performing, from their homes during lockdown, the music of Neil Sedaka. Mr. Sedaka will appear at the beginning of the concert with personal introductory remarks.

In addition, he has five (5) projects in development under the production arm of STEP FORWARD ENTERTAINMENT: a stage play, THE INTERRUPTED JOURNEY based on the best-selling book by John G. Fuller about the true story of an alien abduction in the 1960’s; a TV series based on the Indie short film CHILDISH DREAM TALES: The Mess Up Room (Amazon Prime) which, as a short film, was an official selection of the Hunter Mountain Film Festival; a Documentary Film for humanity dealing with the mental health aspect of the school shootings, titled THE EPIDEMIC OF VIOLENCE; a musical variety show for TV developed with Katerin Rodriquez; and a TV dramady pilot, THAT MANILA GIRL! An American and Philippine co-production.

Mr. Blume, as a talent manager, oversees his clients under the banner of bi-coastal management/production company STEP FORWARD ENTERTAINMENT and also in a partnership with Michael Katz at KATZ-BLUME MANAGEMENT whose clients that have included two-time Drama Desk nominee, Christina Bianco and Theatre World winner/Tony & Drama Desk nominee, Sally Mayes and concert star, Charlie Romo, among others.

Mr. Blume had a client starring on tour in the Broadway National tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Golde); and others that recently starred on Broadway in GRINCH and FREAKY FRIDAY in Los Angeles, among others. Clients also were guest stars, co-stars and had recurring roles on numerous TV shows this past season on shows such as FBI, FBI: MOST WANTED, WU TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA, HUNTERS, TOMMY, THE BLACKLIST, LAW AND ORDER SVU, DAREDEVIL, LUKE CAGE, MANIFEST, BLUE BLOODS, NEW AMSTERDAM, BILLIONS, BRONX SIU, FREAKY FRIDAY, THE RESIDENT, YOUNGER, ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING, etc.

After producing award show productions on PBS and the OVATION Network and Executive Producing the Indie short films, LOOPING and CHILDISH DREAM TALES, Mr. Blume returned to the Theatre, where he recently produced various NY and Atlantic City productions of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, The Atlantic City Club Harlem Musical; SKITSO! Starring Australian actor/writer/comedian Jim Dailakis at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and The Triad, NYC; and was a co-Producer on a revival of the play, ME AND JEZEBEL at the Snapple Theater in NYC. Some of his other notable theatrical producing ventures include two New York Concert Productions at Carnegie Hall in New York - SUE MATHYS SINGS BROADWAY & PIAF in collaboration with Les Schecter and The Swiss Society of New York and TEHORAH starring Adrienne Haan in partnership with Joseph Barry; and the Off- Broadway thriller MINDGAME starring Academy and Tony Award winner, Keith Carradine and directed by the late film legend, Ken Russell at The SoHo Playhouse, NYC. His long-time producing resume also includes two Broadway productions, two Los Angeles productions, International tours and productions in Canada, Italy and Monte Carlo.

He is proud to have been a 20-year Tony voter as a member of THE BROADWAY LEAGUE and is currently in his 20th year as a DRAMA DESK AWARDS voter. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the DUKE ELLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS and a strategic advisor to the website for entertainment professionals,