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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. http://www.shubert.nyc/

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 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.http://www.nederlander.com/

John Gore Organization’s family of companies includes Broadway Across America and Broadway.com, under the supervision of 14-time Tony winning producer John Gore (Chairman & CEO). Productions include Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Dear Evan Hansen, Jagged Little Pill, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge!, Oklahoma!, Tina, and Tootsie. BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com Broadway.com

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 nearly 200 million theatergoers and have been nominated for 60 Tony® Awards, winning Broadway’s highest honor 20 times.  With 20 productions currently produced or licensed, a Disney musical is being performed professionally somewhere on the planet virtually every hour of the day.

Stacey Mindich (Producer) has treasured the journey of developing 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, London’s West End at the Noël Coward Theatre and a tour across North America that is currently in its second year. The finest traveling companions: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Steven Levenson, Michael Greif, Alex Lacamoire, three superb casts and the extended creative team. Recently, Dear Evan Hansen also had its international premiere at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre. A two-time Tony Award Winner, Mindich has produced more than 20 shows on and off Broadway. Highlights include The Bridges of Madison County, 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 Producing and a 2018 Grammy Award winner for the Dear Evan Hansen original cast recording. Mindich is also the board co-chair of New York City Center and a founding board member of The Lilly Awards. Most beloved productions, with husband Eric Mindich: Russell, Danny, Charlie.



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. http://www.hudsonscenic.com



Created by Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer, Ken Davenport, this program is designed to guide you all the way from getting your idea onto paper to a full production.

We know the challenge of facing a blank page and the uncertainty of what next steps you should take, which is why we’ve created a community of theater-makers just like you to seek answers and get the support they need to succeed.

One part training, one part accountability, and one part community, The TheaterMakers Studio is right for theater professionals who want to advance their career and make a splash in the business we all know and love. https://theatermakersstudio.com/


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


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.


The Pekoe Group is a full-service advertising agency for theatre, founded in 2009. Clients include: SIX The MusicalThe Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson MusicalOh Hello On Broadway, SpongeBob SquarePants On Broadway, EclipsedAvenue QThe Play That Goes WrongFiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, Barrington Stage Company, and others. thepekoegroup.com


Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 200 records over the past 19 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Ghostlight has won Grammy Awards for The Band’s Visit, The Book of MormonIn the Heights, and Beautiful – The Carole King MusicalGhostlightRecords.com



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, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, and TINA, The Tina Turner Musical 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.


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.



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 the Walter Kerr. Current and recent productions include the Tony Award-winning Angels in America, The Book of Mormon, Hadestown, Kinky Boots and Springsteen on Broadway, as well as Mean Girls, Frozen and Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Follow us for backstage fun and more @jujamcyn.


Founded in 1992, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the world’s number one live-theatre company with more than 50 venues in Britain, North America, and Germany. 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 operates the Saenger and Mahalia Jackson theatres in New Orleans, the Majestic and Empire theatres in San Antonio, the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land TX, Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, and Curran Theatre in San Francisco. http://www.atg.co.uk/


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. After a successful four year run on Broadway, Waitress, a musical adaptation of Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 Sundance film favorite with an original score by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Sara Bareilles, is continuing its third year of touring the US, its hit West End run, launching a UK-tour in the fall of 2020, and preparing for multiple international productions.


Junkyard Dog Productions is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning company dedicated to developing and producing original musicals. Broadway: Come From Away (2017 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical), Memphis (2010 Tony Award for Best Musical), First Date. National Tour and West End productions of Come From Away (2019 Olivier Award for Best Musical) & Memphis. Founding Partners: Randy Adams, Marleen Alhadeff, Kenny Alhadeff, Sue Frost.


Kevin McCollum is one of Broadway’s most prolific and successful producers with a career spanning over 25 years. Mr. McCollum’s productions include the Pulitzer-winning Rent (1996), Avenue Q (2004), and In the Heights (2008) which each garnered the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Currently, Mr. McCollum is represented off-Broadway and on U.S. tour with the Olivier Award-winning production of The Play That Goes Wrong, which opened on Broadway in 2017. Mr. McCollum is also represented on the West End with Magic Goes Wrong. Upcoming credits include the Broadway productions of SIX, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Devil Wears Prada, The Notebook, and the West Side Story film directed by Steven Spielberg.

Mr.McCollum’s other credits include: The New One (Broadway, National Tour), Something Rotten! (Broadway, National Tour), Hand to God (Broadway, West End), Motown: The Musical (Broadway, West End, UK & US Tours), five-time Tony Award-winning The Drowsy Chaperone (Broadway, West End, National Tour), Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme (Broadway), [title of show] (Broadway), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Broadway, National Tour), De La Guarda (Off-Broadway), and the 2009 hit revival of West Side Story (Broadway).

In 2009, Mr. McCollum created Alchemation, a theatrical and media producing company committed to new and original work. Mr. McCollum is also the co-founder of The Producing Office and The Booking Group. 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.

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.

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: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, A Bronx Tale, Jersey Boys, and Groundhog Day.” Their president is Michael David. Their offices are in Times Square and Covent Garden, London.

KGM Theatrical is one of the country’s leading Broadway & Off-Broadway General Management companies. We help our clients create award-winning theatrical productions that are both financially profitable and artistically groundbreaking. Credit’s include: Rock of Ages, Slava’s Snowshow, Puffs, Broadway Bounty Hunter, Cleopatra, Heartbreak Hotel, Reasons to Be Pretty, A Night With Janis Joplin & Heathers. Upcoming: Born for This, The Twelvekgmtheatrical.com

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.

Loeb & Loeb is a premier law firm focused on helping organizations and individuals innovate, grow and evolve in a changing world. Our market leading practice and industry teams deliver practical insight and strategic solutions in complex deals, high-profile disputes, cutting-edge regulatory issues and other matters critical to our clients’ success. The firm has nearly 400 lawyers across seven offices in the United States and Asia.

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.

Michael Sinder is an entertainment attorney practicing predominantly in live theater.  His 25-year professional career 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, investors, not-for-profit theaters, rights owners, authors and other creative team members.  He counsels clients and prepares all necessary industry contracts, including those for the acquisition of rights and all other matters relating to the development, financing and exploitation of theatrical projects.  Mr. Sinder is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute’s (CTI) 14-week program (1997).  He is a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law (EASL) Section of the New York State Bar Association.  He regularly teaches and attends seminars for CTI and EASL, among other organizations.  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.

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 atwww.serinocoyne.com and @SerinoCoyne on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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. http://aka.nyc/


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 a family-owned insurance agency 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 any of the insurance needs of the entertainment industry. We have 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”  and “What the Constitution Means to Me” national tours. http://www.owensgroup.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.


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 provides accounting, tax and advisory services to the majority of the Broadway theatre industry and provides these services to many of New York’s top not for profit theatre companies.  The 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 Strengthtm. For more information, please visit www.withum.com.

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.

Broadway Records (Van Dean, President)is the Grammy® winning record label dedicated to preserving musical theatre and theatre vocalists. Recent releases include the Grammy® and Tony Award-winning The Color Purple (2015 revival), the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical and Fiddler on the Roof (2015 revival), the Tony Award® winning revival of Once On This IslandAnastasiaBandstandMy Fair LadyGroundhog DayThe Lightning Thief and NBC’s television events, “The Wiz Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!”. The label’s critically-acclaimed “Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below” series features top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley, Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Micky Dolenz and many others. Broadway Records launched the Broadway for Orlando initiative (in partnership with creators Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley) culminating in the all-star benefit single, “What the World Needs Now is Love,” which leaped to #1 on iTunes with no radio airplay. Broadway Records philanthropic endeavors also include the From Broadway With Love benefit concerts for Sandy Hook, Orlando (Emmy Award for Sound) and Parkland. To learn more, visit 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.

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. thetheatercenter.com

Other Partners

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.
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.