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BroadwayHD, founded in 2015 by Tony Award® winning producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, is the only streaming service offering premium full-length stageplays and musicals captured specifically for multi-platform viewing to theater fans across the globe. In addition to exclusive live-streamed content of the world’s best productions, BroadwayHD offers subscribers unlimited on-demand access to a library of more than 250 theatrical productions from Broadway, The West End and beyond. If You Can’t Get to Broadway, Get to BroadwayHD.
Ken Davenport is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer whose credits include Once On This Island (2018 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival), Gettn’ The Band Back Together, Groundhog Day, The Play That Goes Wrong, Spring Awakening, The Visit, It’s Only a Play, Kinky Boots (Tony Award Winner), Mothers and Sons, The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, and 13, as well as Daddy Long Legs, That Bachelorette Show, Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom, and Miss Abigail’s Guide Off-Broadway. Ken is the founder of the popular site, The Producer’s Perspective, which provides content, tools and resources for producers, writers, directors and other theatre professionals. IG: @kendavenportbway Twitter: @kendavenport
|Franklin, Weinrub, Rudell & Vassallo P.C.
Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C. has over 50 years of experience representing clients in the entertainment industry, with a diverse practice ranging from the core entertainment areas of theater, film, television, music, and literary publishing, to cutting edge developments in branded entertainment and digital media. Our theatrical practice includes the representation of producers, investors, theatrical investment funds, presenters and theater owners, in addition to underlying rightsholders (including estates), playwrights, composers, actors, and other creative talent. We provide our clients with innovative approaches and solutions based on our broad industry perspective, attention to value and efficiency, and our understanding of new developments in law and business. www.fwrv.com
|HUDSON Scenic Studio
HUDSON Scenic Studio is the premier provider of custom scenic fabrication and automation for theatrical productions, theme parks, cruise lines, corporate installations and other live events. We drive everything from the precision automation systems that lower the New Year’s Eve Ball in Times Square to the expertly crafted theatrical sets and technology that mesmerize audiences on Broadway and around the world. HUDSON works closely with clients to provide innovative and economical solutions for design, space, transport and storage. Recognized for our emphasis on high quality and professionalism, we provide everything from project management, engineering and construction to staging, rigging, scenic electrification and painted backdrops.
|Nederlander Producing Co.
The Nederlander Organization is a company prominent for three generations in the ownership of theatres and the production of distinguished theatrical and concert presentations. Founded in 1912 by David T. Nederlander in Detroit, Michigan, the company is one of the largest and most experienced managers of legitimate venues and entertainment properties in America today. Under the leadership of Chairman James M. Nederlander and President James L. Nederlander, the Organization, which recently celebrated its 100 year anniversary, has built a national network of theaters including nine Broadway venues in New York, and nineteen theatre and concert venues across the United States and United Kingdom.
Since its founding in 1900, The Shubert Organization has been in the forefront of the American theatre. Over the years, the company has produced and co-produced hundreds of Broadway plays and musicals. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, the Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 historic Broadway theatres and six Off-Broadway venues. The company is active in civic, community and industry affairs.
|Stacey Mindich Productions
Stacey Mindich is a two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, a recipient of the 2016 Robert Whitehead Award for Excellence in Commercial Producing and winner of the 2018 Grammy Award as a product for Best Musical Theater Album. Stacey has treasured the journey of development Dear Evan Hansen, taking this original musical from a long-ago lunch with its composers to workshops to D.C.’s Arena Stage to Second Stage and now, to its Tony Award-winning run on Broadway and first national tour across the United States. The finest traveling companions: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Steven Levenson, Michael Greif, two superb casts, and the extended creative team. Next up: the first Dear Evan Hansen international production in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in March and a London production at The Noel Coward Theater in the fall of 2019. A two-time Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, Stacey has produced more than 20 shows on and off Broadway. Highlights include The Bridges of Madison Country, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Lucky Guy and The Lion. She is the recipient of the 2016 Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Production and a 2018 Grammy Award-winner for Dear Evan Hansen original Broadway cast recording. Stacey is also board co-chair of New York City Center and a founding board member of The Lilly Awards. Most beloved production, with husband Eric Mindich: Russell, Danny, Charlie.
AKA is the only global, fully integrated advertising agency servicing the arts and entertainment industries. Led by Elizabeth Furze & Scott Moore, AKA NYC delivers innovative, award-winning solutions across experiential and interactive, content and design, insights, media and campaign management - with a proven record for producing sales-driven campaigns for premium must-see productions, venues, exhibitions and events.
Kevin McCollum has received the Tony Award for Best Musical for In the Heights (2008), Avenue Q (2004), and Rent (1996), which also won the Pulitzer Prize. He is currently represented off-Broadway and on tour with the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong. He produced Mike Birbiglia’s The New One (Broadway); Something Rotten! (Broadway, National Tour), Hand to God (Broadway, West End), Motown: The Musical (Broadway, West End, National Tour, and UK Tour), The Drowsy Chaperone in 2006, which won five Tony Awards, Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme in 2002, [title of show] in 2008, the touring and Broadway productions of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the off Broadway hit De La Guarda, the recent hit revival of West Side Story. Upcoming projects include the West Side Story film (directed by Steven Spielberg); The Notebook (music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson, book by Bekah Brunstetter); and, through his joint venture with Fox Stage, adaptations of Mrs. Doubtfire and The Devil Wears Prada. In 1995 Mr. McCollum co-founded the Producing Office, and has since created Alchemation, a theatrical and media producing company committed to new work. Mr. McCollum was trained at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and earned his Master’s degree in film producing from the Peter Stark Program at the University of Southern California. In 1995, he received the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Commercial Theatre Producing.
|The Araca Group
The Araca Group – Founded in 1997 by partners Matthew Rego, Michael Rego and Hank Unger, the Araca Group produces and merchandise live entertainment and theatrical events on Broadway and around the world. For more information, please visit araca.com.
|Ambassador Theatre Group
Founded in 1992, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the world’s number one live-theatre company with close to 50 venues in Britain, Germany, Australia, and the United States. ATG is also an internationally-recognized, award-winning theatre producer with productions in the West End and on Broadway and touring productions in the UK, North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. ATG is also the market leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets, LOVETheatre, and Group Line. On Broadway, ATG operates the Lyric and Hudson Theatres. Across the United States, ATG also owns and operates the Saenger and Mahalia Jackson theatres in New Orleans, The Majestic and Empire theatres in San Antonio, the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, and the Colonial Theatre in Boston.
Broadway Records, one of the premier record labels in its industry, has released over 150 recordings including cast albums for many major Broadway shows (i.e. the Grammy® and Tony Award® Winning The Color Purple, the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical, the Grammy® nominated Fiddler on the Roof, the Grammy® nominated My Fair Lady, the Grammy® nominated and Tony Award® Winning Once On This Island, Anastasia, Bandstand), Off-Broadway shows such as The Lightning Thief, The View UpStairs and Nevermore as well as the preservation of shorter run Broadway shows (i.e. Bonnie & Clyde, Groundhog Day and Big Fish). Broadway Records has several major charity releases including “Broadway For Orlando” and “From Broadway With Love” (recipient of an Emmy Award for the Orlando concert broadcast). Broadway Records strives to innovate with the critically acclaimed “Live at 54 BELOW” series featuring top Broadway stars including Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, Annaleigh Ashford, Aaron Tveit, Patti LuPone, Norbert Leo Butz, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Micky Dolenz, Laura Benanti and many others. www.BroadwayRecords.com
BroadwayWorld.com is the largest theatre site on the Internet devoted to all things Broadway as well as theater around the country and world.
|Checks and Balances
Checks and Balances Payroll is the leading payroll processing service for Broadway and the live theatre industry. Since its founding in 2011 by Sarah Galbraith, Checks and Balances has been bringing the latest in payroll technology to our clients, simplifying payroll processing with fully automated tax payments, multi-tax filings and electronic data management, via a secure web-based software solution. In 2018, Checks and Balances was acquired by Cast & Crew, a leading provider of payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry.
Daryl Roth is an Award-winning Broadway producer honored to hold the singular distinction of producing 7 Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: Anna in the Tropics; August: Osage County (2008 Tony Award); Clybourne Park(2012 Tony Award); How I Learned to Drive; Proof (2001 Tony Award); Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women; and Wit. The proud recipient of 12 Tony Awards and London’s Olivier Award, her over 118 award winning productions include: Kinky Boots, now in its 6th year on Broadway and around the globe (West End, UK, Toronto, Australia, Korea, Japan, Germany); Angels in America; Caroline, or Change; A Catered Affair; Closer Than Ever; Curtains; Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2002 Tony Award); Paula Vogel’s Indecent; Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore; The Normal Heart (2011 Tony Award); The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; The Temperamentals; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; War Horse (2011 Tony Award); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; and Wiesenthal. She recently opened the acclaimed world premiere of GLORIA: A Life, the new play about groundbreaking activist and icon Gloria Steinem, Off-Broadway at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Honored to have been inducted into the 2017 Theatre Hall of Fame, she is a Trustee of Lincoln Center Theater, the New York City Police Foundation, and the Kennedy Center, and was named to Crain’s 2017 “50 Most Powerful Women in New York.” www.DarylRothProductions.com
DeWitt Stern, a division of Risk Strategies, is an Insurance Brokerage and Risk Management firm, specializing in Entertainment and Media, Business, Personal, Fine Art, Employee Benefits and Executive Liability Insurance. DeWitt Stern brokers the majority of productions on Broadway and Off-Broadway. We are the only broker that has relationships with every insurer specializing in theatrical productions and domestic and international tours.
|Disney Theatrical Productions
DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, a division of The Walt Disney Studios, was formed in 1994 and operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher. Worldwide, its 10 Broadway titles have been seen by over 160 million theatergoers and have been nominated for 62 Tony® Awards, winning Broadway’s highest honor 20 times. With more than 20 productions currently produced or licensed, a Disney musical is being performed professionally somewhere on the planet virtually every hour of the day.
A producing partnership hatched at BAM in 1978 by six friends. The Dodgers migrated to the NY Shakespeare Festival, then to off and on Broadway where they’re responsible for over 150 productions in North America, the UK, Europe and Australasia. Their productions have been blessed by a host of awards from Broadway’s Tonys (56), London’s Oliviers, Australia’s Helpmanns and the like. Recent Broadway: A Bronx Tale, Jersey Boys, and Groundhog Day. Current Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Their president is Michael David. Their offices are in Times Square and Covent Garden, London.
|Galbraith & Company
Galbraith & Company is an accounting and bookkeeping company, specializing in financial management and reporting for live theater. We provide comptroller and bookkeeping functions to a variety of productions, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, touring and international shows. Our current clients include: Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, The Band’s Visit, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child among many others. In addition to weekly financial reporting, our team offers expert assistance with payroll, local and international taxes, royalty calculations and financial forecasting. Galbraith & Company also supplies a variety of services to other organizations within the theatrical community, such as ticket brokers, agents, merchandising companies and producers.
|John Gore Organization
THE JOHN GORE ORGANIZATION family of companies includes Broadway Across America and Broadway.com, under the supervision of producer John Gore (Chairman & CEO). Current productions include Beautiful, Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, On Your Feet!, The Front Page, and The Humans.
Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President) is recognized as a theatrical innovator for championing shows that push the boundaries of Broadway and for creating uniquely welcoming experiences for audiences and artists. Jujamcyn’s five Broadway theatres are the St. James, Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Eugene O’Neill, and Walter Kerr. Current and recent productions include the Tony Award-winning Angels in America, The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots and Springsteen on Broadway, as well as Mean Girls and Frozen. Join us at Jujamcyn.com.
JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS is a Tony Award-winning company dedicated to developing and producing original musicals. Broadway: 2017 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award best musical Come From Away, 2010 Tony Award best musical Memphis, First Date. National tour and West End productions of Come From Away & Memphis. In development: Chasing the Song, Fly High. Founding Partners: Randy Adams, Marleen Alhadeff, Kenny Alhadeff, Sue Frost.
KGM Theatrical is one of the country’s leading Broadway & Off-Broadway General Management companies. Broadway is changing every day, and nobody understands these changes better than KGM. Credits include: Heartbreak Hotel (Chicago), Puffs (Off-Broadway), Cleopatra (Off-Broadway), Rock of Ages (Broadway), Fela! (Broadway, Tours), A Night with Janis Jolpin (Tour), Reasons to Be Pretty (Broadway), The 39 Steps (Broadway), The Homecoming (Broadway), Talk Radio (Broadway), Heathers (Off-Broadway), Altar Boyz (Off-Broadway), and many more. Please be in touch at kgmtheatrical.com
|The Law Offices of Michael J. Sinder
Michael Sinder is an entertainment attorney practicing predominantly in live theater. His professional career over more than two decades includes practicing law with entertainment firms, as well as serving as the in-house lawyer and Director of Business Affairs for a team of Tony Award-winning Broadway producers and general managers, working as a theatrical agent and serving as the Manager of Labor Relations for The Broadway League. As a result of his diverse experience and unique perspective, Mr. Sinder not only advises clients on legal matters, negotiations and contract drafting, but he also provides helpful guidance regarding business decisions, customary industry practices, budgeting and recoupment projections. His current clients include new and established producers, co-producers, rights owners, regional theaters and performing arts centers, authors and other creative team members. On behalf of his clients, he negotiates and prepares all contracts for theatrical projects, including those related to the acquisition of rights, as well as offering documents and all other standard agreements relating to the development, financing and exploitation of live stage productions. Mr. Sinder is a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a graduate of CTI’s 14-week program. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, and has been licensed to practice law in New York since 1994. See www.michaelsinderlaw.com for more information.
|Loeb & Loeb
Loeb & Loeb is a multiservice law firm with approximately 350 attorneys and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, Nashville, Beijing and Hong Kong. We are recognized as one of the premier theater practices in the world, providing the full spectrum of legal services required with respect to Broadway, off-Broadway, London, Las Vegas, touring, foreign and regional productions, including advising on some of the industry’s most complex and sophisticated financing deals. Our attorneys offer in-depth knowledge of the live stage industry along with deep connections throughout the theater community, allowing us to continuously serve as a gateway for many companies and individuals seeking to enter the business with knowledgeable and skilled practitioners representing their interests and providing strategic advice. For more information about our Theater Practice, please visit our website at loeb.com/entertainmentandmedia-theater.
Marks Paneth has a long history providing accounting and advisory services to businesses and individuals with operations in the theater, media and entertainment industries. Our dedicated Theater, Media and Entertainment Group specializes in serving both Broadway and Off Broadway shows, as well as domestic and international first-class tours and sit-down shows.
Our clients benefit from:
• Practice leadership with more than 35 years of experience serving marquee companies and professionals across the industries
• Practice-driven insight and best practices brought to bear through our diverse client base
• Relationships with general managers; producers; bankers; attorneys; talent managers and agents; and payroll and insurance professionals
To learn more about our Theater, Media and Entertainment Practice, please click here.
|National Artists Management Company
National Artists Management Company, Inc.(NAMCO) is an entertainment production company based in New York City with nearly 50 years of experience developing, financing, casting, managing, marketing, licensing and consulting for first class theatrical ventures on Broadway, the West End/London and internationally. The company was established in 1968 by Barry and Fran Weissler, the winners of seven Tony Awards: Othello, the Weissler’s Broadway debut starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer; Fiddler on the Roof with Topol; Gypsy with Tyne Daly; Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire; the worldwide hit, Chicago; the 2010 revival of La Cage Aux Folles with Kelsey Grammer; and the 2013 revival of Pippin starring Patina Miller and Andrea Martin. Chicago — which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary season on Broadway this year, is the longest running American musical in the world — has featured countless stars including Bebe Neuwirth, Anne Reinking, Joel Grey, Melanie Griffith, David Hasselhoff, Chita Rivera, Denise van Outen, Duncan James, Lynda Carter, Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Osbourne and Usher. The show’s global success has reached 34 countries, 473 cities and has been translated into a dozen languages. Other notable Broadway credits include Cabaret with Joel Grey; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner; Zorba with Anthony Quinn; My One & Only with Tommy Tune; My Fair Lady with Richard Chamberlain; William Finn’s Falsettos; Grease with Megan Mullally; Seussical with Rosie O’Donnell; Wonderful Town with Brooke Shields; Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate; the West End premiere of Neil Labute’s Fat Pig; and Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. In addition to Chicago and Pippin, NAMCO currently licenses internationally the 2012 Tony Award-winning musical Once, as well as their current hit, Waitress. Now embarking on its third year on Broadway and in the middle of its first North American Tour, Waitress is a musical adaptation of Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 Sundance film favorite, with an original score by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Sara Bareilles.
We are a third-generation, family-owned business offering professional expertise and personal attention. Our entertainment industry clients depend on our ability to respond almost immediately. Owens Group offers exceptional insurance solutions — whether you are managing a Broadway play, filming a documentary, producing a reality TV show, blockbuster film or a large-scale event. Our team has the specialized knowledge to handle the insurance needs of the entertainment industry, with direct access to the specific companies that insure entertainment ventures. We are attuned to industry-specific objectives, and effect policies that provide coverage for productions of any size or budget. Recent Broadway assignments include Fully Committed, Sylvia, War Paint, and the Fun Home national tour.
Proskauer is an international law firm with 725+ lawyers serving clients from 13 offices located in financial and business centers in North and South America, Europe and Asia. The world’s leading organizations and individuals choose us to represent them in their most critical situations. But more, they consider Proskauer a strategic partner to drive their business forward. With a longstanding role in the entertainment and performing arts fields, Proskauer is proud to represent The Broadway League, The TONY Awards, The GRAMMY Awards, The Leonard Bernstein Office, The George Balanchine Trust and other leading arts organizations. Our Firm is also known for our work with asset managers, major sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies and other industry-redefining organizations and individuals.
|Sendroff & Baruch, LLP
Located in the heart of Times Square, Sendroff & Baruch, LLP is an entertainment law firm representing a stellar roster of clients and properties. Sendroff & Baruch’s theatre and performing arts practice reaches virtually every musical on Broadway, both as production counsel (such as The Lifespan of a Fact, The Cher Show, Network, The Band’s Visit, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and Rock of Ages) and counsel to some of the most successful dramatists, directors, designers and music staff in the business. The firm’s music industry clients have scored countless major theatrical motion pictures and network television projects, and regularly record and perform throughout the world. Sendroff & Baruch’s film and television practice reaches from award-winning independent films and animated film projects to network television series. The firm also represents clients in the fields of book publishing and new media, and advises its clients with respect to various intellectual property and media law matters.
Serino Coyne is a full-service advertising and marketing agency dedicated to live entertainment. Their data-driven and results-oriented campaigns are as engaging as the experiences they represent. Serino Coyne’s innovation and creative excellence has been celebrated throughout the industry and they have earned advertising’s highest honors from the Clio Awards, Webby Awards, Telly Awards, and Ex Awards. Visit us at www.serinocoyne.com and @SerinoCoyne on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Situation helps brands build passionate communities through digital-first marketing strategies. Since their founding in 2001, they’ve worked with some of the world’s leading brands including Stoli Vodka, The Metropolitan Opera, HBO, Major League Soccer, Wicked, National Geographic, Meals on Wheels and The Ad Council. Their competitive edge continues to be their ability to develop and leverage proprietary insights gathered from joining the front lines of the world’s most passionate brand communities. Their work spans creative, media, communications, and technology solutions for a wide range of industries. Situation has also been honored with numerous workplace awards from Crain’s, Best Companies Group, Cynopsis, Digiday, and Fortune.
We are the world’s leading full-service entertainment advertising, marketing and branding agency. Based in New York and strategically aligned with Dewynters in London, Hamburg, and Amsterdam, we continue to re-define how entertainment brands break through in an ever-changing world. We work hard, laugh hard, and form lasting client partnerships based on mutual trust and passion. We help our clients achieve great things. And we think that’s a great thing.
|The Theater Center
The Theater Center is a multi-use performance space located at 1627 Broadway in the heart of Times Square. The venue houses two of the longest running Off-Broadway shows in NYC – The Fantasticks and Perfect Crime. Equipped with two theaters, and two studios it is a prime event space for productions, workshops, seminars, and commercial events.
Withum is a national top-ranking public accounting firm providing advisory, tax and audit services to businesses and individuals on a local-to-global scale. The Firm’s Theatre, Entertainment and the Arts Group understands the challenges businesses face within the sector, and offer practical solutions for Theatrical productions domestically and abroad to Be in a Position of Strength™. For more information, please visit www.withum.com.
|Innovative Theatre Foundation
The Innovative Theatre Foundation was created to bring recognition to the great work being done in New York City’s Off-Off-Broadway and to honor its artistic heritage. Each year ITF supports one of the largest artistic communities in the world and celebrates the work of thousands of the most devoted and prolific artists creating theatre today.
|New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
The New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section has more than 1,500 members that represent every corner of the entertainment, art and sports law fields, at every level, from law students and first-year attorneys to senior partners at leading national and international firms and senior legal and business affairs executives at multinational media corporations. While the majority of our members are located in New York City and around the state, we also have members in 28 other states and 20 countries, notably in Canada, China, most European countries and the UK, Japan, Korea and throughout the Pacific Rim. Learn more by visiting nysba.org/EASL.