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Inside Broadway Across America’s 2024 Conference as ‘Purple Rain,’ Alicia Keys and More Make Their Pitch to the Theater Industry

February 27, 2024

Things kicked off with Alicia Keys singing the galvanic ode to the five boroughs, “Empire State of Mind,” and ended with Pete Townshend rocking out to “Pinball Wizard.”


New Building Named in Rita Moreno’s Honor Thanks to $5M Donation From Theatrical Producer Ƶ

August 16, 2023

Gore is making the donation to name the Entertainment Community Fund building for the EGOT winner — the culture center is part of a $135 million development that also includes affordable housing for artists and a young filmmakers program.


Applications are open for Black Theatre Coalition/Broadway Across America fellowships

August 16, 2023

The Black Theatre Coalition/Broadway Across America (BTC/BAA) Fellowship program is now accepting applications through Sept. 29. This marks the third year the two organizations have partnered to offer the educational intensive.


Broadway Across America Announces New Executive Team, Richard Jaffe Named CEO

August 7, 2023

As part of the shakeup, Richard Jaffe, who currently serves as co-CEO, is taking over as the sole chief executive officer, while Susie Krajsa is extending her term as president, a position she has held since 2018. Jeff Daniel, who currently serves alongside Jaffe as co-CEO and recently announced his departure, will continue on in his role until Aug. 15.


The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal Earns 2023 New York Emmy Nominations

July 14, 2023

The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal, the weekly nationally-syndicated, Broadway-focused TV program, co-produced by Broadway.com’s parent company the Ƶ, has been honored with four 2023 New York Emmy Award nominations.


Ƶ named to the 2022 Variety 500

December 28, 2022

Since the lengthy pandemic theater shutdown ended in November 2021, JGO’s Broadway Across America division has supported 33 touring productions in 40 cities across North America.


Entertainment Community Fund Offering Free Flu Shots for Members in New York and Around the Country

October 18, 2022

“…for those in our industry who are on the road, bringing live theater to patrons across the country at the sacrifice of being away from their hometowns and doctors, we’re proud to be able to take care of them as well thanks to the generosity of the Ƶ and partnerships with CVS and RiteAid,” said Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chair of the Board of the Entertainment Community Fund.

BTC/BAA fellowships for Black college juniors/seniors and recent grads, apply NOW!

September 22, 2022

If you are a college junior/senior or recent graduate you currently have a chance to apply for the Black Theatre Coalition (BTC)/Broadway Across America (BAA) Fellowships. The fellowship application can be found at www.BroadwayFellows.com and must be in by September 30, 2022 for the spring semester.

Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig, Sarah Jessica Parker Take Top Wins in 2022 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards (Exclusive)

June 1, 2022

Announced Wednesday, the annual awards — presented by The Ƶ and now in its 22nd year — celebrate Broadway and touring audiences’ favorite performances and productions each season, with fans voting in a Broadway.com survey across 22 competitive categories to select winners.

An Exclusive Look Inside the 2022 Tony Nominee Luncheon

May 25, 2022

The 2022 Tony nominees gathered at New York City’s Rainbow Room this week to celebrate their work, and the return to Broadway.

Broadway League Chair Lauren Reid Honored at Hotel Association of New York City Gala

May 5, 2022

New York City’s hotel industry celebrated a return to the spotlight on May 2 during the annual Red Carpet Hospitality Gala, hosted by the Hotel Association of New York City Foundation at the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan. More than two years in the making, the event drew hundreds of attendees as the HANYC Foundation honored Ƶ President and Broadway League Chair Lauren Reid as well as Hilton Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Laura Fuentes. Loews Hotels Chairman and CEO Jonathan M. Tisch introduced the honorees.

Black Theatre Coalition Announces Inaugural Semester of Broadway Across America Fellows

January 18, 2022

The inaugural cohort of Fellows for the previously announced Black Theatre Coalition/Broadway Across America Fellowship, sponsored by Ƶ, has been revealed. Set to begin their appointments in ticketing, marketing, operations and finance this month, the BAA Fellows include Cris Blak in Louisville, Alison Currie in Fort Lauderdale, Je’Shaun Jackson in Cincinnati as well as Viraj S. Shriwardhankar, Rickey Orr and Jessica Augustave in New York City.

Ƶ & Black Theatre Coalition Team Up for New Fellowship Program

August 17, 2021

The two organizations have announced the creation of a comprehensive paid fellowship program for undergraduate college juniors and seniors as well as recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in commercial theater. The Black Theatre Coalition/Broadway Across America Fellowship is sponsored by the Gore Organization. It will provide 10 paid, part-time fellowships across the United States with specific training in the areas of marketing, public relations, sales, programming, accounting, finance, operations, venue management and ticketing.

Lauren Reid Announced as President of the Ƶ

August 9, 2021

Lauren Reid is being named President of the Ƶ, effective immediately. She was most recently Chief Operating Officer of JGO. As President, she will oversee the organization’s entire family of companies (Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, Group Sales Box Office, BroadwayBox and The Broadway Channel). Reid also serves as the Chair of the Broadway League.

Broadway Producers Launch Fellowship Program For New Generation Of Black Leadership

April 28, 2021

A group of prominent Broadway theater producers, whose shows include The Band’s Visit, MJ: The Musical, Waitress and August: Osage County to name a few, are teaming with the Black Theatre Coalition and Columbia University’s Prince Fellowship to launch a major new nonprofit initiative to train and mentor a new generation of Black theater industry leaders.

Ƶ named to 2020 Variety 500

December 23, 2020

Over the pandemic shutdown, his company Broadway.com’s streaming fundraisers and donations from JGO ticket holders raised more than $2.6 million for support organizations including the Actors Fund, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.

Lauren Reid, Chief Operating Officer of Ƶ, Begins Role as Chair of the Broadway League

December 16, 2020

Lauren Reid, Chief Operating Officer of the Ƶ, has officially started her previously announced role as Chair of the Broadway League. She takes over the role from Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, following the completion of his full three-year term.

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Theater Lovers Unite! Broadway Ticket Buyers & the Ƶ Donate $1 Million to BC/EFA

December 4, 2020

“We are overwhelmingly grateful for the staggering generosity of our ticket buyers,” said Ƶ, owner and CEO of the Ƶ. “It is wonderful to see thousands of individuals making the choice to support those in need.”

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Grants Record $18.1M During Fiscal Pandemic Year

October 1, 2020

Broadway Across America, part of the Ƶ, offered its ticket buyers the opportunity to donate back the value of their unused tickets to Broadway Cares, with the initiative contributing a $909,000 donation.

Sheila Lavu Announced as the Ƶ’s New In-House General Counsel

Jul 2, 2020

The Ƶ has announced Sheila Lavu as the new in-house General Counsel for the company, effective July 1. After seven years as General Counsel, Robert Brandon will now become Counselor for the organization.

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Receives $600,000 Gift from Ƶ

May 21, 2020

The ​Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has ​announced the receipt of a $600,000 gift from ​Ƶ to the ​National Theater Institute ​(NTI) scholarship endowment. NTI’s six semester-long programs offer students a springboard to the professional world.

All-Star Variety Show Broadway Does Mother’s Day Raises $150k & Counting for BC/EFA

May 11, 2020

The digital variety show Broadway Does Mother’s Day raised $150,000 and counting for Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. Seen by over 50,000 households so far, the show will remain on Broadway.com through May 14 at 3PM EST. It will to be available for free on Broadway.com/MothersDay and the Broadway.com YouTube channel.

Review: For Sondheim’s 90th Birthday, a Collage of Aching Voices

April 27, 2020

The streaming concert “Take Me to the World,” featuring a gallery of musical stars, honors the probing ambivalence of a master songwriter.

Broadway.com and Ƶ Earn Eight 2020 New York Emmy Nominations

February 25, 2020

Ƶ, the parent company of Broadway.com and Broadway Channel, has been honored with eight 2020 New York Emmy Award nominations.

Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal to Air Weekly, Syndicate Nationally

January 15, 2020

“Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal” will become nationally syndicated, marking a first for a program about the Great White Way.

Lauren Reid Will Succeed Thomas Schumacher as Broadway League’s Chair of the Board

January 13, 2020

Lauren Reid has been voted chair elect of the Board of Governors of the Broadway League. She will succeed Disney Theatrical Productions President and Producer Thomas Schumacher in the elected position following the completion of Schumacher’s full three-year term at the end of the year.

Baltimore’s Hippodrome & The Phantom of the Opera Host Over 2,000 Students at Special Matinee

October 18, 2019

The North American touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is currently playing Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre through October 20, and on October 16 the Hippodrome Foundation (HFI), the presenting partner of Broadway Across America in Charm City, hosted an all-student matinee that was attended by 2,200 Baltimore city students who experienced their first Broadway musical.

The Actors Fund & Ƶ Partner to Form the Actors Fund Flu Shot Program for Touring Companies

October 17, 2019

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, has announced the launch of The Actors Fund Flu Shot Program for Touring Companies, a partnership with the Ƶ. The program is designed to provide flu shots to the cast, crew and traveling family members of all Actors’ Equity national touring companies, as well as theatrical venue staff, while also educating them about the programs and services available to them through The Actors Fund.

Season Six of Lifetime Channel’s Broadway Balances America Will Premiere in September

September 18, 2019

The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, will debut the sixth season of the popular series, Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America, on September 30. This season’s four-part miniseries will take viewers behind the scenes of the touring productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, The Band’s Visit, Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

Princess Grace Foundation Establishes New Honor Thanks to $1 Million Ƶ Grant

July 15, 2019

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has established a new award to support emerging theater professionals with the help of a $1 million gift from the Ƶ. The award, which will seek to identify and support extraordinary young stage talent, will be presented annually, beginning in 2019.

Virtual Reality Comes To Broadway In A Big Way

June 7, 2019

When one thinks of Broadway, chances are the words “virtual reality” probably do not come to mind. But much has changed since the days of manually operated curtains and gas footlights.

Broadway.com Presents At The Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber Will Air Coast to Coast Tony Weekend

June 6, 2019

Broadway.com is joining CBS Television Stations once again this year for the Emmy-winning Broadway.com Presents At The Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber, the pre-Tony Awards TV special that will air across the country this weekend, in advance of the Tony Awards telecast on Sunday, June 9.

Rockstar! The Broadway Association Honors the Ƶ’s Lauren Reid & More

May 23, 2019

Congratulations are in order for Ƶ’s Lauren Reid, who was honored at the Broadway Association’s annual luncheon on May 22. Reid, who is the Chief Operating Officer of JGO (Broadway.com’s parent company), received the Rockstar Leadership Award for Theatre.

Rita Moreno, Harvey Fierstein, Producer Ƶ & IATSE President Matthew Loeb Named 2019 Actors Fund Honorees

February 13, 2019

The Actors Fund has named playwright Harvey Fierstein, actress Rita Moreno, Broadway producer Ƶ and IATSE President Matthew D. Loeb as its 2019 Medal of Honor recipients. The awards will be handed out at the Fund’s annual gala on Monday, April 29.

Broadway Across America & DelKing Entertainment Announce Partnership at Showcenter Complex in Mexico

September 20, 2018

DelKing Entertainment and Broadway Across America, part of the Ƶ, two leaders in live entertainment, have announced a partnership to begin programming productions at Showcenter Complex in Monterrey N.L., Mexico. Kicking off the partnership will be stagings of The Illusionists, Cinderella and Chicago.

Season Five of Lifetime Channel’s Broadway Balances America Premieres in September

September 20, 2018

The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, is excited to announce that it has begun shooting the fifth season of the popular series, “Broadway Balances America”, sponsored by Broadway Across America. This five-part miniseries will take viewers behind the scenes of some of the most beloved Broadway musicals touring the country, including Anastasia, School of Rock, Come From Away, Miss Saigon and Cats. Broadway Balances America will launch on September 24.

T Fellowship & Columbia University Announce Five-Year $100,000 Funding Commitment from Ƶ

September 4, 2018

The T Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, has announced a five-year $100,000.00 funding commitment from The Ƶ beginning in 2018.

Ƶ’s Group Sales Box Office Acquires Your Broadway Genius Group Sales

June 14, 2018

Stephanie Lee, President & CEO of Group Sales Box Office (GSBO), part of the Ƶ family of companies, today announced the acquisition of Your Broadway Genius (YBG) group sales, formerly owned by Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport. Stephanie Lee will oversee the combined operation.

Mean Girls Leads Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Winners; Ethan Slater, Hailey Kilgore Also Take Top Prizes

May 17, 2018

Each year since 2000, Broadway.com has asked our readers to pick their favorites of the season in our annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. The 2018 results are in! After receiving 12 Tony Award nominations, Mean Girls has topped the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award wins with eight. Mean Girls’ standout performer Barrett Wilbert Weed triumphed with three wins, while her co-star Grey Henson and SpongeBob SquarePants leading man Ethan Slater each won two awards. Acting honors also went to Once On This Island star Hailey Kilgore, Angels in America lead Andrew Garfield, Lobby Hero player Chris Evans and The Parisian Woman stars Uma Thurman and Philippa Soo.

Broadway.com Presents at the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber Wins New York Emmy Award

April 15, 2018

The Ƶ proudly accepted a New York Emmy Award on April 14 in the category of Special Event Coverage (Other Than News and Sports) for Broadway.com Presents at the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber. The Tony Awards special was executive-produced by Ƶ, Lauren Reid and Rich Jaffe, produced by Paul Wontorek, co-written by Wontorek and Beth Stevens, and directed by Dana Calderwood. This marks the first Emmy Award for Broadway.com and the Ƶ, which also received nominations for Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal: And the Tony Goes To… and At the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber in the Arts: Program/Special category.

Ambassador Theatre Group & Ƶ Extend Their Successful Relationship in San Antonio & New Orleans

January 30, 2018

The world’s two leading theater companies, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) (Mark Cornell, Group CEO; Stephen Lewin, CEO, North America; Kristin Caskey, Executive Vice President of Content & Creative, North America), and the Ƶ (Ƶ, Chairman & CEO; Miles Wilkin, Vice Chairman; Lauren Reid, Chief Operating Officer), are delighted to announce that they have agreed to extend Broadway Across America (BAA)’s agreement to present first-class touring Broadway shows at ATG’s Majestic Theater in San Antonio and Saenger Theater in New Orleans.

The Broadway Channel & PIX11 Partner for Monthly Series Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal

December 14, 2017

The Broadway Channel, part of The Ƶ family of companies, is in partnership with PIX11 to present Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal, a monthly series of specials about Broadway, hosted by Emmy Award-winning news anchor Tamsen Fadal. The show will feature in-depth interviews with special guests and celebrities as well as an inside look at the Broadway industry.

Our Town Benefit Raises $500,000 for Hurricane Maria Community Relief Fund

November 11, 2017

Scarlett Johansson and The Ƶ raised $500,000 toward the relief efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Maria with a star-studded benefit reading of Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town on November 6 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. The evening featured Tony winner Scarlett Johansson along with her Avengers co-stars: Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr., Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner, Tony nominee Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Frank Grillo and Maximiliano Hernandez.

Season Subscriptions Hit Record High for Broadway Across America

September 05, 2017

Broadway Across America, the presenter and producer that sends Broadway tours out to 44 markets, has amassed more than 400,000 in season subscribers — a number that muscles into the realm of sports leagues, putting it higher than the most recent figures available for the NBA.

Arthur Miller Foundation Receives Donation from Ƶ Foundation in Support of NYC Public Schools

June 06, 2017

Broadway.com and The Ƶ Foundation have announced their support of the Arthur Miller Theater Education Program with a donation to support theater education in New York City public schools. The Ƶ Foundation will be providing three years of support for new theater teachers hired for the 2017-2018 school year.

Miles Wilkin Wins 2016 Special Tony Award

June 12, 2016

Ƶ Vice Chairman Miles Wilkin was honored with a Special Tony Award at the 2016 award show on June 12th.

“Miles paved ‘the road’ for the modern Broadway touring system, and his accomplishments have been monumental and central to the success and economic growth of our industry,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, in a statement. “Because of his innovative and groundbreaking touring systems, theatre fans across the country have been able to experience the magic of Broadway.”