This is a really neat article about Broadway producers.
Take time to read What does a Broadway Producer do? Over 100 Producers respond.
The article can be found at THE PRODUCER’S PERSPECTIVE
A producer is a rare, paradoxical genius: hard-headed, soft-hearted, cautious, reckless, a hopeful innocent in fair weather, a stern pilot in stormy weather, a mathematician who prefers to ignore the laws of mathematics and trust intuition, an idealist, a realist, a practical dreamer, a sophisticated gambler, a stage-struck child. That’s a producer.
– Oscar Hammerstein II