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NOVEMBER 10 & 11, 2018


If you're searching for an in depth look at the theatre industry, then this is your chance to learn from the very best in the business. Hear from Producers, Agents, Playwrights, Lawyers and more!

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Featuring Tony Award-Winning Panelists and a Keynote from  . . .

"It's about getting in a room with similar, like-minded, passionate people. And, when people who are super passionate get in one room, meet each other, listen to experts . . . it explodes with action as a result."

-Ken Davenport

Tony Award-Winning Producer

Our goal is simple . . . get 5000 shows produced by 2025.

The Producer's Perspective Super Conference is one of the best ways in which we're helping theatre professionals get a leg up in their career. Because knowledge is power and this conference is a master class in the business of theatre.

This event focuses on how theatre comes to be . . . from the playwrights to production and everything in between.

We're bringing together the best and brightest from the industry to start a conversation around how a show gets from the page to the stage, the roles required to make it happen, and how YOU can be a part of it all.

What to Expect at The Producer's Perspective Super Conference 2018

Expert Keynotes and Presentations

We are bringing together top industry professionals to speak on a range of topics within the business of Broadway. Our Keynote speaker, John Cariani, is one of the top-produced playwrights in the country and offers a unique perspective on how his play Almost, Maine has become such a success.

Panels of Professionals

Our panels were a hit last year, so we're bringing them back! But, this year we'll discuss new topics that are challenging you and the Broadway business at large. Learn about raising money, theatre law, how to build your brand, audience development and more!

Valuable Networking and Connections

Attendees range from Playwrights to Producers to Artistic Directors at established regional theatre. This mix creates unique networking opportunities you just can’t find anywhere else. Mingle with you fellow attendees on breaks and at our happy hour events!

What Attendees Had to Say

 I'm amazed by how many industry professionals were all available within the same window of time, and I'm grateful they were, and that you and your crew were able to coordinate the weekend's events. The panels made the theater industry seem more approachable for those of us who would like to be more involved. It was a unique idea, yet it made so much sense. Thank you so much for being so inclusive, for sharing your knowledge, and for providing opportunities such as these.
- Amy R.

My life is forever changed because of your vision for this conference!

- Gregory L.

I pitched my play, BEDAGGARED, to Ken at the Producers Perspective Super Conference.  That was a great privilege and very valuable. I booked a staged reading of this play at The Players Club for Jan 31, 3pm.  I've never been more excited about anything, ever! No one asked me to give a plug, but what I have learned from Producers Perspective is what has allowed me to enter this NY world of theater with a real chance at being a part of it, not just a wish and a dream.

- Marge L.




Located right on Broadway, this beautiful, state-of-the-art venue can accommodate over 250 theatre pros in plush seats and features a stunning stage with a projection screen for the weekend's panels and presentations.


Day 1 - Saturday November 10th

  • 8:30 AM - PRO & VIP Check-In
  • 9 AM - General Check-In: Coffee
  • 9:30 AM - Welcome with Ken Davenport
  • 9:45 AM - Top Playwrights on Avoiding Writer's Block, Standing Out & Sharing Your Story
  • 10:50 AM - Building Your Brand: How to Be An Artist & A CEO
  • 11:55 AM - The Agent Approach: Literary Agents Talk Submissions & Negotiation
  • 12:45 PM - Lunch On Your Own
  • 2:10 PM - Demystifying Showbiz Law: Everything You Should Know to Save Time and Money
  • 3:15 PM - The Perfect Partnership: Powerhouse Collaborators on Working as a Team
  • 4:20 PM - Zero to Hero: Sure-Fire Tips on Raising The Money You Need to Get to Broadway
  • 5:25 PM - Artistic Director / Producer Roundtable
  • 6:30 PM: Collaborators, Connections & Cocktails Happy Hour

Day 2 - Sunday November 11th

  • 8:30 AM - PRO & VIP Check-In
  • 9 AM - General Check-In: Coffee
  • 9:30 AM - Welcome Back
  • 9:45 AM - Media Blitz: How to Get Press That Sells Tickets
  • 10:50 AM - The Secret to Developing An Audience in 2018 with Tom Melcher (Show Score)
  • 11:55 AM - License to Sell: How to Make $$$ Beyond Broadway
  • 1:15 PM - Keynote Presentation: Tony Award nominee John Cariani

*Speakers and schedule subject to change.


Hear from top industry professionals as they share their insider secrets on how the business really works. Learn from these real-world, no BS rockstars about how they got to where they are today. Plus, meet and greet with other theatre professionals just like you.

Stay tuned for more speaker updates coming soon!



Ken is a Tony Award-winning producer of Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including most recently the first Broadway revival of Once On This Island, Groundhog Day: The Musical, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, and The Play That Goes Wrong, as well as the original musical Gettin’ the Band Back Together. Davenport has revolutionized the Broadway market with his diverse approaches at engaging audiences through his shows, as well as supported the Broadway ecosystem through a number of his own subsidiary businesses. He is an internationally recognized and award-winning writer of several Broadway and Off Broadway shows as well as several books about producing, Broadway investing, and how to raise money for shows. Additionally, he is the Executive Producer for North America for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group.

In 2004, he formed Davenport Theatrical Enterprises and began producing his own shows.  His “first born” was The Awesome 80s Prom, which ran for 10 years, followed quickly by the Outer Critics Circle Award-Winning Best Musical Altar Boyz, and My First Time, which has been seen in over 20 countries worldwide.  He was the first producer to have three shows running simultaneously Off Broadway.

In his mission to continually educate, entertain and inspire the world through theatre, Davenport has made headlines by doing @#$% that other people don’t.

Ken’s blog and podcast, The Producer’s Perspective, has garnered international attention and has been featured in Vanity FairNew York MagazineThe Gothamist, and more.


 As a playwright, he is best known for his first play, Almost, Maine, which has become one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States. He starred on Broadway in the Tony Award winning musical Something Rotten! as Nigel Bottom and is currently starring in the Tony-nominated Broadway musical The Band's Visit.


Itamar Moses is the author of the full-length plays OUTRAGE, BACH AT LEIPZIG, CELEBRITY ROW, THE FOUR OF US, YELLOWJACKETS, BACK BACK BACK, COMPLETENESS, and THE WHISTLEBLOWER, the musicals NOBODY LOVES YOU (with Gaby Alter), FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (with Michael Friedman), and THE BAND’S VISIT (with David Yazbek), and the evening of short plays LOVE/STORIES (OR BUT YOU WILL GET USED TO IT). His work has appeared Off-Broadway and elsewhere in New York, at regional theatres across the country and in Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Venezuela, Turkey and Chile, and is published by Faber & Faber and Samuel French. Awards for his work include Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, and Obie awards in New York, as well as awards from the Portland, San Diego, Dallas, and Bay Area Theatre Critics Circles. He’s received new play commissions from The McCarter, Playwrights Horizons, Berkeley Rep, The Wilma Theater, South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, and The Goodman. On television, Itamar has written for TNT’s MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE, WGN’S OUTSIDERS and SHOWTIME’S THE AFFAIR. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU and has taught playwriting at Yale and NYU. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. Born in Berkeley, CA, he now lives in Brooklyn, NY.


.M. Kilburg Reedy is an attorney with more than two decades of experience practicing in the areas of entertainment law and intellectual property, with a concentration in theater contracts, financing and securities, but also including work in publishing, film, television, copyright, trademark, digital media and music. A founding member of the boutique entertainment law firm Feldman, Golinski, Reedy + Ben-Zvi, Kilburg is also a Drama Desk and Tony-winning theater producer, whose Broadway co-producing credits include the upcoming Jagged Little Pill, and (as a partner in Radio Mouse Entertainment) Peter and the Starcatcher, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Come From Away. Kilburg is also an award-winning playwright who is developing a play based on the classic British mystery novel about Richard III, Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time.



Tom is a self-described “theater and software geek,” who grew up doing community theater and programming minicomputers, before switching to a capella and coding at Yale. After stints with IBM and McKinsey, and with a Harvard MBA, he plunged into the internet startup scene, and was on the senior management teams of several successful companies, including CNET and MongoDB. Tom created Show-Score because even as a seasoned theater-goer, it was simply too hard to figure out which shows to see.


Susan L. Schulman has been a theatrical press agent for more than 40 years handling Broadway and Off Broadway plays and musicals, dance, TV, books, special events and individual personalities. The native New Yorker, Susan is a graduate of Hunter College High School and NYU with a Masters’ degree in Theatre from Columbia University. Susan’s many Broadway productions include Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’, STATE FAIR, Lauren Bacall in APPLAUSE, George C. Scott in SLY FOX and DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Jim Dale in SCAPINO, Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, John Lithgow and George Segal in REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT and DREAM, plus such not-for-profit institutions as The Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Feld Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, The Circle in the Square, Repertorio Espanol, The Phoenix Theatre and The Manhattan Theatre Club.  She has headed Public Relations Departments at CBS-TV Entertainment, USA Network and the Arts & Entertainment Network.  Her memoir, BACKSTAGE PASS TO BROADWAY, is one of Amazon’s 100 Best Selling books on theater.  www.schulmanpublicity.com


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Theatre is a multi-faceted industry built on collaboration, creativity and commitment. Whether you are a writer, director, producer, or any other profession within the theatre, it's essential to know how each facet of our business works together to put on a production.

Do you know exactly what a General Manager does?

How about the inner workings of a Broadway marketing team and crafting the ideal ad plan for your show?

Any idea how much Entertainment Lawyers cost, and how to negotiate with your own attorney?

If you are pursuing a career in the theatre, or trying to get your show from the page to the stage, it's important to know the answers to these questions, and more.

So, how do you get these answers and get ahead of the game?

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At our first ever Producer's Perspective Super Conference we're going to feature a TON of  panels and expert speakers on all subjects including . . .

  • What non profits are looking for in a script.
  • How to get your show licensed.
  • Successful Broadway Writers tell you how they got they start and how you can too.
  • Marketing on Broadway, Off Broadway, and Off Off Broadway
  • How to shape your story for your musical so that it sells.
  • Tips on Raising Money from Producers who raise millions.

And a ton more, including lots of breakout brainstorming and networking time, group show events (including talkbacks), etc.

You'll leave the conference with a deeper understanding of the theatre, and be better qualified to move forward in your career with confidence.

If you're one of those passionate people that want to learn more, do more and meet more, then this is the place for you.

If you want to . . .

  • Commit to learning about aspects of the theatre industry you may not fully understand
  • Concentrate on new tactics to help attract agents, producers, investors and audiences to your project
  • Walk away with an in depth understanding of how Broadway and Off Broadway shows get from the page to the stage
  • Learn from some of the TOP industry professionals, including Tony Award-winners
  • Network with peers and industry professionals with a variety of backgrounds and skills
  • Receive the opportunity to pitch your project to Broadway Producer Ken Davenport
  • Focus on DOING rather than dreaming
  • Build a solid foundation for your theatrical career based in real world insider practices
  • Stop wasting time and money on efforts that don't pay off

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  • I pitched my play, BEDAGGARED, to Ken at the Producers Perspective Super Conference.  That was a great privilege and very valuable. I booked a staged reading of this play at The Players Club for Jan 31, 3pm.  I've never been more excited about anything, ever! No one asked me to give a plug, but what I have learned from Producers Perspective is what has allowed me to enter this NY world of theater with a real chance at being a part of it, not just a wish and a dream.
  • My life is forever changed because of your vision for this conference!
    Gregory L.
  •  I'm amazed by how many industry professionals were all available within the same window of time, and I'm grateful they were, and that you and your crew were able to coordinate the weekend's events. The panels made the theater industry seem more approachable for those of us who would like to be more involved. It was a unique idea, yet it made so much sense.
    Thank you so much for being so inclusive, for sharing your knowledge, and for providing opportunities such as these.
    Amy R.


Hear from top industry professionals as they share their insider secrets on how the business really works. Learn from these real-world, no BS rockstars about how they got to where they are today. Plus, meet and greet with other theatre professionals just like you.


Ken is a Tony Award-winning Broadway and Off Broadway Producer.

In 2004, he formed Davenport Theatrical Enterprises and began producing his own shows.  His “first born” was The Awesome 80s Prom, which ran for 10 years, followed quickly by the Outer Critics Circle Award-Winning Best Musical Altar Boyz, and My First Time, which has been seen in over 20 countries worldwide.  He was the first producer to have three shows running simultaneously Off Broadway.

He returned to Broadway soon after and since then has produced Deaf West’s Spring Awakening13, Speed The Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America, Blithe Spirit, Oleanna, Chinglish, Godspell, Kinky Boots, Macbeth, The Bridges of Madison County, Mothers and Sons, It’s Only A Play and The Visit, as well as Daddy Long Legs and That Bachelorette Show Off Broadway. Ken is also the Executive Producer of North America for Andrew Llyod Webber’s Really Useful Group.



Lynn Ahrens won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and received two Grammy nominations for Broadway’s Ragtime. For Twentieth Century Fox’s animated feature film Anastasia, she was nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes. She and longtime collaborator Stephen Flaherty received the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement, and in 2015 they were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. Broadway: Anastasia; Once On This Island (Olivier Award, Best Musical; Tony nominations, Best Book and Score); Seussical (Grammy nomination); My Favorite Year; Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life; Rocky; Madison Square Garden’s A Christmas Carol; Ragtime (2010 Broadway revival). Off-Broadway and regional: Lincoln Center Theater’s Dessa Rose, The Glorious Ones (both Drama Desk-nominated) and A Man of No Importance (Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Musical); Lucky Stiff; Little Dancer (Kennedy Center world premiere). Film and television credits include A “Christmas Carol” (NBC-TV); Camp (IFC Films); “Schoolhouse Rock” (ABC-TV) and others. (Emmy Award and four Emmy nominations). She is a Council member of the Dramatists Guild of America, a co-founder of the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program, and a Lilly Award winner for Lyrics. www.ahrensandflaherty.com


Kirsten Childs is the award-winning writer of the musicals The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Miracle Brothers, Fly (with Rajiv Joseph and Bill Sherman), Funked Up Fairy Tales, and Bella: An American Tall Tale (directed by Robert O’Hara). Bella: An American Tall Tale received its world premiere in the 2016-2017 season at Dallas Theater Center, with a co-production at Playwrights Horizons, NYC. Bubbly Black Girl was recently produced at Theatre Royal Stratford East in the U.K. and at City Centers Encores! Off-Broadway. For her work Kirsten’s received Obie, Kleban, Larson, Richard Rodgers, Audelco, and Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla awards, as well as Lortel and Drama Desk nominations. She’s currently working on a commissioned project for The New Group with writer/director Gordon Greenberg. Kirsten has written for Disney Theatricals, the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center, the New Electric Company, City Center Encores!, Works and Process @ Guggenheim Museum, and Premieres/Inner Voices under the producership of Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director of the O’Neill National Music Theater Conference. She’s an adjunct professor in NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, and a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.


Broadway credits include: VIOLET (Roundabout; Tony nom.), CHINGLISH, WELL. Her Citi Center Encores productions include: REALLY ROSIE, THE WILD PARTY, VIOLET. Her recent Off-Broadway credits include: HARRY CLARKE (Vineyard Theatre), SWEET CHARITY (The New Group), ON THE EXHALE (Roundabout), THE OUTER SPACE (Public Theater), ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU (MCC), THE WAY WE GET BY (Second Stage), TUMACHO (Clubbed Thumb), AMERICAN HERO (WTF; Second Stage), NO PLACE TO GO (Public Theater), KUNG FU (Signature Theatre), THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE (Playwrights Horizons), THE MADRID (MTC), GOLDEN CHILD (Signature Theatre), IN THE WAKE (CTG/Berkeley/Public Theater, Obie Award, Lortel nomination), THE CALL (Playwrights Horizons), GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award), YELLOW FACE (CTG/Public Theater). She is the Vice President of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.


John Rando is the Tony and Outer Critic’s Circle Award–winning director of Urinetown: The Musical. Mr. Rando’s other Broadway credits include On The Town (Tony nomination), A Christmas Story: The Musical, The Wedding Singer, A Thousand Clowns, and Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party. With City Center

Encores!, he has directed Bernstein’s On The Town, Damn Yankees, Face the Music, Of Thee I Sing, The Pajama Game, Do Re Mi, and Strike up the Band.  Last winter his production of A Christmas Story: The Musical garnered terrific success in Chicago at the Chicago Theater. His Off-Broadway credits include the 2009 Outer Critic’s Circle Award–winner for Best Musical: The Toxic Avenger, as well as productions at the Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Class Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, the Promenade, the Acting Company, and the Pearl Theatre, among others. Mr. Rando’s recent regional credits include his highly acclaimed production of Guys and Dolls at Barrington Stage Company and a revised version of The Toxic Avenger at the Alley theatre. His other extensive regional credits include productions at The Old Globe Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, American Conservatory Theatre, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Philadelphia Theatre Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, and many others. John Rando was a Drama League Directing Fellow and in 2010 was the recipient of the UCLA Department of Theater, Film, and Television Alumni Achievement Award.


Randy Weiner is a producer, venue owner, and playwright. He has been hailed as “the leading impresario of nontraditional theater in New York” by the New York Times, and “a mad genius of nightlife” by The Wall Street Journal. He is the recipient of two Drama Desk Awards (“Sleep No More” and “Queen of the Night”).

With Partners Simon Hammerstein and Richard Kimmel, Weiner created the theater nightclub, The Box (first in New York, then in London), for which he continues to serve as a Managing Partner. With Hammerstein, Weiner created The Box’s sister nightclub, The Act, in Dubai. Also with Hammerstein, their dinner spectacular, “Queen of the Night,” opened in 2014 at The Diamond Horseshoe in The Paramount Hotel in Times Square, New York City. "Queen of the Night" has been licensed for further productions in Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, and Las Vegas. With partners Jonathan Hochwald and Arthur Karpati, Weiner produced Punchdrunk' “Sleep No More” in New York City at the formerly abandoned McKittrick Hotel. Weiner and his partners have gone on to restore The McKittrick Hotel to include a jazz club, Manderley Bar; a restaurant, The Heath; and a roof garden, Gallow Green.

With his wife, Tony Award Winning Director Diane Paulus, Weiner created “The Donkey Show,” a disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that has been produced in New York, London, Madrid, Geneva, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Seoul, and throughout the United States. Weiner is the creator of OBERON, the theater nightclub that is the second stage at A.R.T. at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Weiner has worked as a designer for Cirque du Soleil on multiple occasions, and most recently served as the dramaturg for their touring tent show “Amaluna.” Weiner has also collaborated with MIT Media Lab composer Tod Machover and United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky to create the opera “Death and the Powers,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Weiner has been a member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts at Harvard University and has lectured on theater at Harvard, Columbia University, Barnard College, New York University, and Yale University. Weiner's work as an entrepreneur in the arts is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. 


Recent projects include: Our Town by Thornton Wilder—Deaf West Theater/Pasadena Playhouse, Sacred Valley by Josh Radnor—New York Stage and Film, Frozen for Disney Creative/Disney Cruise Lines, Do This by Karen Siff Exhorn, The White Chip by Sean Daniels, and Choice by Winnie Holzman. She also recently directed the world premieres of Billy Porter’s play While I Yet Live at Primary Stages, Nick Blaemire’s new musical A Little More Alive (Barrington Stage, Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Roundabout Theatre Company’s Underground production of Too Much Too Much Too Many by Meghan Kennedy, and the LCT3 production of Mr. Joy by Daniel Beaty. Sheryl directed Terence McNally’s Tony nominated play on Broadway, Mothers and Sons with Tyne Daly. Ms. Kaller received a Tony Nomination for Best Director for the Broadway production of Next Fall by Geoffry Nauffts. She has directed at many theaters including The New Group, Pasadena Playhouse, Primary Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival, A.C.T., New York Stage and Film, The Geffen, Philadelphia Theater Company, The Huntington, Bucks County Playhouse, the York, EST, National Theater of the Deaf and Naked Angels. She is currently in development with Billy Porter, Ryan Spahn, Dan Fogler, Harrison David Rivers, Alex Lubischer, Annmarie Millazzo, Jonathan Brooke, and Geoffrey Nauffts, among others. Upcoming: Margaret and Craig by Dave Solomon—Abington Theater, A Walk on the Moon by Paul Scott Goodman and Pamela Grey at A.C.T.. Greatest joys: Scott, Tobey and Tess.


Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Songwriters/Screenwriters) are currently writing THE REAL FAIRY GODMOTHER, a new TV series for ABC, starring Kristin Chenoweth. Recently, the duo penned all the songs for the musical episode of ABC’s fantasy series ONCE UPON A TIME. They wrote the score for the Broadway musical FIRST DATE, which played on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, and has subsequently had over a hundred productions all around the world. Upcoming stage musicals include: 17 AGAIN (director: Adam Shankman), 13 GOING ON 30 (director: Andy Fickman) and INTERMISSION!, an original musical comedy with Jerry Zucker, co-creator of Airplane! and The Naked Gun, premiering at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in the ‘18-‘19 season. Zachary & Weiner also wrote music and lyrics for a musical adaptation of the film SECONDHAND LIONS (book: Rupert Holmes / producer: Warner Bros.) which premiered at the 5th Ave Theatre. The team had the honor of writing the script and songs for the hottest musical act in the world of Harry Potter, CELESTINA WARBECK & THE BANSHEES, based on a character created by J.K. Rowling – currently playing at Universal Studios Orlando. Additionally, the duo wrote the book and songs for Disney Cruise Line’s long-running original stage musical TWICE CHARMED (soundtrack on Walt Disney Records) and have also created songs and stage shows for Disney Theme Parks around the globe. Zachary & Weiner have developed pilots, movies and songs for ABC, FOX, Disney Channel, VH1, Nickelodeon and Amazon Studios. And you may have heard their irreverent theme song for FOLGERS COFFEE entitled “HAPPY MORNING” which was featured in a popular viral marketing campaign that swept the Internet. The duo are recipients of the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, presented by Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz. For more information, please visit: www.zacharyandweiner.com


Patrick Cook is the Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz at BMI. The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop under Pat's leadership has been honored with both a special Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award.  Last season alone, there were six productions on Broadway written or co-written by members of the workshop.  Members and alumni of the workshop include Ed Kleban, Alan Menken, Maury Yeston, Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez, Lynn Ahrens and Steve Flaherty, Glenn Slater, Jeff Marx, Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey, Andrew Lippa, Michael John LaChuisa, Michael Korrie, and Scott Frankel among others.

Mr. Cook was the winner of the 2001 Ed Kleban Award for outstanding lyrics. His musical Captains Courageous, written with his longtime collaborator Frederick Freyer, originated at the workshop and was produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (directed by Lynne Meadow) where it was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for best musical.  Captains was developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, produced at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. (directed by Graciela Daniele), and presented again at Goodspeed-at-Chester (directed by David Warren).  His musical, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, was commissioned by Ford's Theatre and won an NEA development grant.  Mr. Cook is also the author of All of the People, All the Time, a play about magicians directed by Michael Bush which premiered at Charlotte Rep in 2004.  He is currently working on The Night of the Meek, a Christmas musical based on a story by Rod Serling, and Seance, a musical about the beginning of the Spiritualist movement in the 19th century.

Pat worked for many years as an actor, appearing on Broadway in A Mother's Kisses with Beatrice Arthur, in the National Tour of 1776, and Off-Broadway in Dark of the Moon and Early Morning.  He was a regular on PBS's Feeling Good with Bill Cosby.  As a composer, he wrote the score for The Mandrake at AMDA and incidental music for Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It at Equity Library Theatre.  Pat also worked as a staff arranger at Radio City Music Hall.  In the early 1980s, he was the resident pianist at Marty’s on 3rd Avenue where he played with such greats as George Shearing, Mel Tormé, Joe Williams, and Teddy Wilson.  Patrick’s father, Joseph Cook, was also a writer, whose many credits included writing the pilot for The Flintstones.


Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein's/54 Below, and the author of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series.

As the leader of Feinstein's/54 Below's creative team, Tepper has curated and overseen the production of over 3000 shows, ranging from musicals in concert, to original solo acts, to theatrical reunions, to songwriter celebrations, and beyond. Tepper's leadership has been instrumental in making the locale "Broadway's Living Room", where on any given night one can find Broadway's biggest stars and emerging talents side by side, creating and sharing new work in an intimate theatrical environment.

Tepper's producing work on original ventures at the venue has gained praise from publications including The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Playbill, Newsday, the New York Post, and more. According to Theatermania, Tepper has "brought her encyclopedic knowledge and typical gusto to the venue, knowing just what musical theatre enthusiasts are looking for."

On Broadway, Tepper has worked on shows in directing, producing, and marketing capacities, including [title of show], The Performers, Godspell, Macbeth, and the upcoming The Parisian Woman. She is a consultant for BroadwayCon and a member of the artist board for Encores! Off-Center. Tepper is the co-creator of the Bistro Award-winning concert series celebrating underappreciated musicals, If It Only Even Runs A Minute, now in its 8th year.  In addition, Tepper has collaborated for almost a decade on musicals, concerts and other projects with the group known as Joe Iconis & Family, who recently won a rave New York Times review for their work.

As a writer, Tepper has authored three volumes of The Untold Stories of Broadway series, published by Dress Circle. For these books, Tepper has interviewed 250 theatre professionals about the Broadway theaters themselves and their stories of working in each house. Each volume has occupied the #1 spot on Amazon.com's Best Sellers List in Broadway & Musicals. NBC New York has called the books an 'inspiring Must-Read'.

Tepper was named one of the 10 professionals on Backstage Magazine's "1st Annual Broadway Future Power List", which stated: "Proving herself both a zeitgeist predictor and theatrical historian with her eclectic programming, Tepper is leading the conversation on contemporary musical theatre."


Before moving to New York City, Beatriz Westby was an Event Producer and Associate VP/CEO at a Marketing and Advertising agency in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In New York, Beatriz has worked as an Event Producer at Launchpad in Brooklyn; For 3 years she was the Associate General Manager at Brierpatch Productions working on shows such as Cagney, Handle with Care, Truth Values and the Repertory Season for the Actor's Studio Drama School. Prior to joining the NYMF team as the current Associate General Manager, she was the Company Manager of Fuerza Bruta at the Daryl Roth Theatre.


Writer-Director-Producer Steve Cuden is perhaps best known for co-creating the hit Broadway and international musical Jekyll & Hyde, writing the show’s original book and lyrics with noted composer Frank Wildhorn. Jekyll & Hyde been produced twice on Broadway, including a four-year run from 1997-2001 and a revival in 2013. The show has also enjoyed four US national tours, and has been performed throughout the United States by hundreds of theater companies, large and small. Having been translated into more than twenty languages, Jekyll & Hyde has been steadily produced in numerous venues the world over.

Cuden has written nearly 90 teleplays for many familiar TV series, such as X-Men, The Batman, Iron Man, Xiaolin Showdown, Loonatics Unleashed, The Mask, Goof Troop, Bonkers, Quack Pack, Gargoyles, Beetlejuice, Pink Panther, RoboCop, Extreme Ghostbusters, Stargate Infinity, ExoSquad, and Mummies Alive.

Steve is also the author of the very popular book on writing Broadway musicals, Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories  for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations. 



Crystal Chase is a Senior Digital Account Supervisor at AKA and has developed and executed Digital Marketing campaigns for Once On This IslandA Bronx TaleSweeney Todd, Hand To God, Spring Awakening, The Phantom of The OperaLes Misérables, The Book of MormonThe Testament of Mary, ElfFELA!Peter and The StarcatcherAn Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Kathy Griffin Wants A TonyThe Merchant of Venice and Stomp. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, holds a B.A. in Theater Performance, is a member of Lambda Pi Eta, serves on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the Broadway League and was a former Social Media consultant for Circle In The Square Theatre Program - Teens On Broadway. You can follow her on Instagram @Chasingdreams1.


Jonathan Lomma, an agent in WME’s Theatre Department, represents Paula Vogel, Beth Henley, Susan Birkenhead, Jose Rivera, Chay Yew, Terrence McNally, Craig Lucas, Robert L. Freedman, and Ken Ludwig among others. He also represents several Estates including those of A.R. Gurney, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Howard Ashman and Edward Albee. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with B.A.s in English and Theater. He holds a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law and is a member in good standing of the New York bar. His wife Shea Scanlon (Smith ’01) is an Assistant D.A. in the office of the Brooklyn D.A. They live in Bronxville with their children Henry (7) and Ellie (5).


Jill Rafson is the Director of New Play Development for Roundabout Theatre Company, the country’s largest not-for-profit theatre, where she also serves as Associate Producer for the lauded Roundabout Underground for emerging artists. Plays developed with Roundabout include Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate, Sons of the Prophet (Pulitzer Finalist), and The Humans (Tony winner, Pulitzer Finalist); Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews and Significant Other; Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days; Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still; Jeff Augustin’s Little Children Dream of God; Lindsey Ferrentino’s Ugly Lies the Bone; Steven Levenson’s If I Forget, and many more. Jill has worked with The Broadway League, New York City Center, Local Theater Company, and ART/NY and has been a Dramaturg and member of the Artistic Council for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference. Jill has been a Dramaturg for CollaborationTown, The Playwrights’ Center, Fault Line Theatre, and the Flea Theatre’s acclaimed 48-playwright epic reimagining of the Bible, The Mysteries. She has taught/lectured for the Commercial Theatre Institute, ESPA, and Explore New York, was a nominator for Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Awards, was a member of NYFA’s Emerging Arts Leaders program, and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.


Natasha Sinha is a producer and dramaturg, focusing on new plays, musicals and devised work. She is the Associate Director of LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, which exclusively produces premieres (including Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, Rude Mechs' Stop Hitting Yourself, Dave Malloy's PreludesWar by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and Bull in a China Shop by Bryna Turner), and co-founder of Beehive Dramaturgy Studio. Prior to joining LCT3, she was the Associate Producer at Barrington Stage Company. Natasha is also on the Advisory Boards of Musical Theatre Factory and SPACE on Ryder Farm, and has served as a judge on award committees, taught classes, and curated events focused on inclusivity. Graduate of Barnard College. 


Beth Blickers is an agent at APA where she represents writers, directors and designers for theatre, television and film. She started her career at the William Morris Agency, where she began work after graduating from New York University.

She has been on the jury panel for the Weissberger and Kleban Awards and has been a part of panels for the Society of Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the Dramatists Guild, New Dramatists, the Lark, the Non-Traditional Casting Project, the Texas Educational Theater Association, The Kennedy Center, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and universities around the country.

She is currently the past President and a board member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) and is proud to be Board Emeritas of Theater Breaking Through Barriers, a New York company that works with artists with disabilities.



 Jeanie O'Hare is the Director of New Work Development at The Public Theatre. Most recently, Jeanie served as the chair of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. 

Prior to her time at the Yale School of Drama, O'Hare served as company dramaturg for the Royal Shakespeare Company for seven years. She served as the literary manager of the Hampstead Theatre from 2001 to 2004, and for every year of her tenure Hampstead received Olivier Award nominations for Most Promising Playwright, winning twice. She also worked as the literary assistant at the Royal Court Theatre under artistic directors Stephen Daldry and Ian Rickson. There she served as senior script reader and ran the literary team of readers who put plays forward for programming, and led the Royal Court Young Writers' Group with Rufus Norris.


Mexican Artist Christian De Gré has spearheaded numerous international projects in film, theater, television, music, publishing, web-media, fine-art and radio such Fatty Fatty No Friends (2016 Innovative Theater Award Nominations for Best Music and Best Musical), Beware The Chupacabra! (FringeFAVE 2015), Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg (Audience Favorite at FRIGID New York 2015) and Broken Crayons (Golden Palm at the Mexico International Film Festival). A self-taught composer, Christian De Gré has written and produced 22 original musicals/operettas in New York City at world renowned organizations like Feinstein's/54 Below, HERE Arts Center, and La Mama E.T.C. He has been commissioned to write music for The Discovery Channel, The Drama Desk Awards, The United Nations and The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, among others. De Gré has trained activists in Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the Americas as the Theater for Social Change Partner of the United Nations International Y-Peer Network. Other projects include a fine art exhibitor at the 69th Regiment Armory (Time-Out New York: Critic's Pick) and published poet in Story Time with Mr. Buttermen: Fables for Adults Living in a Modern World. He is an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The Broadway League's Commercial Theater Institute. Having served as the General Manager of The New York International Fringe Festival for five years and as Artistic Director of Mind The Art Entertainment for over a decade, De Gré has overseen the opening of over 1,000 new theatrical productions in New York City. www.mindtheartentertainment.com


Leah Hamos is a Theatre Agent at The Gersh Agency where she works with writers, directors, and designers, among others. Previously, she worked at Abrams Artists Agency in the literary department, and with New York Theatre Workshop and the Lark Play Development Center in development and dramaturgy, respectively. She has served on the reading committee for the Lark’s Playwrights Week and as the dramaturg on a variety of projects at organizations such as the Lark, Judson Memorial Church’s Magic Time, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Rorschach Theatre. Leah received her BA from Emory University with a double major in Theater and Sociology, and her MA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Theater Management and Dramaturgy for new plays.


Amanda Yesnowitz has won the Jonathan Larson Award, the Dottie Burman Award, and the Jamie deRoy Award, all for excellence in lyric writing. She's an 8-time MAC Award nominee and a Dramatists Guild fellowship recipient, whose musical SOMEWHERE IN TIME (Davenport Theatrical) had its world premiere at Portland Center Stage (7 PAMTA noms). Selected works: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (Hangar Theatre production); THE HISTORY OF WAR (O’Neill conference finalist, NYMF invited production); WHILE I WAIT, featuring songs: "Other People's Art" (NAMT Showcase), "Another Day" (debuted by Lea Michele), and "Gotta Start Small" (recorded by Stephanie Block/PS Classics); BY THE NUMBERS (ASCAP Workshop, Goodspeed Residency/Mercer Colony, "No Looking Back" performed by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops). She has collaborated with many illustrious composers including Larry O’Keefe, Skip Kennon, Barbara Anselmi, Doug Katsaros, Deborah Abramson, Matthew Sklar, Sam Willmott, and Jason Robert Brown. Her lyrics have been published in Newsday, The Daily News, The Sydney Morning Herald, Time magazine; The New York Times (http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/words/) and The Dramatist. When she isn't rhyming, Amanda is a Senior Lecturer at NYU and a nationally ranked crossword solver: her debut as a puzzle constructor ran in 2012 in the New York Times magazine…on no ordinary Sunday.


Dan Markley has been a theatre producer, manager, owner and investor for 25 years in New York City.  On and Off Broadway he co-produced OleannaStomp (Obie & Drama Desk Awards), Damn Yankees (Tony & Drama Desk nominations), On the WaterfrontThe Vagina MonologuesLifegameShockheaded PeterIrving Berlin's White ChristmasHigh FidelityFamily Secrets (revival) and Something Rotten! (Tony and Drama Desk nominations). He also co-produced the feature film Jeffrey and a feature length documentary about D-Day entitled Bedford: The Town They Left Behind. He recently provided consulting services for theater design, management, and programming for both the Dreamland Film and Performing Arts Center and the White Heron Theatre on Nantucket .

Earlier in his career, he served a presidential appointment as Director of Entertainment for the 1990 G-7 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations.  Prior to that appointment he served five years as Producer of USO Celebrity Entertainment, traveling the world from 1985-90.  He lectures frequently at major colleges and industry seminars, and serves the company boards of Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation.  He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Florida State University School of Theatre.


Sean Patrick Flahaven is the founding worldwide CEO of The Musical Company, a joint venture between Concord Music, the fifth largest music company in the world, and The Really Useful Group, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s landmark production company. TMC handles theatrical licensing, music publishing, and cast recordings for theatre writers and producers—the first time such services have been combined. For the prior 8 years, Seanwas Senior Vice President of Theatre and Catalog Development for Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, where he represented the greatest songwriters on Broadway as well as the majority of the catalogs in the Great American Songbook. In addition, he oversaw Warner’s worldwide theatrical producing and licensing, print/digital sheet music, and orchestral rental. He has had the privilege of working with Stephen Sondheim for 20 years.

Sean has been a producer on 25 albums, 9 of which were nominated for Grammy Awards, including the Grammy-winning, triple-Platinum, chart-topping smash hit, Hamilton. He has produced or managed over 100 shows, concerts, workshops, and readings for landmark institutions on and off-Broadway and was General Manager and Director of Music and Marketing for Theatrical Rights Worldwide and a music editor for Music Theatre International and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.

As a playwright, composer, and arranger, his work has been performed around the country and at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. For 13 years he was an arts journalist and editor, with over 200 articles published in The Sondheim Review, Show Music, Playbill, and the former BroadwayOnline.com. He has been on the faculty of the NYU-Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program for 16 years. He serves on the board of the Music Publishers Association (President), the ASCAP Symphonic & Concert Committee, the Dramatists Guild’s Music (chair) and Anti-Piracy Committees, and is a Tony Awards voter. He holds multiple degrees from Boston College, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and Brooklyn College.


For over 25 years, Eric has provided legal services to Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award winning talent, and to technology and internet entrepreneurs. His clients thrive in careers that transcend the employer-employee model of wealth creation. In order to help his clients better transition into this post-industrial era, Eric has expanded the services he offers to include mediation and coaching.

Eric approaches every working relationship as a collaboration. His clients bring their passion for creating the best work they can, and Eric brings his ability to navigate legal challenges, interpersonal conflicts and professional set-backs.

In truth, Eric has embraced this new economy because it allows him, in fact requires him, to pursue his passions daily.


A combination of extensive entertainment law experience and a background in corporate and securities law enables Dan to work with clients on a broad range of business and legal issues. In addition to counseling clients as part of the firm’s theatrical practice, Dan also works with entertainment industry clients in connection with matters such as mergers and acquisitions and employment agreement for senior executives in public and private companies.


Sara Fitzpatrick is the Founder and President of ARTHOUSE, a full-service media agency that partners with forward-thinking web advertisers in the development, strategy and design of online branding campaigns. Their services include search engine marketing and optimization, media buying, social marketing and digital design with a focus on how creative drives campaign success

Prior to starting ARTHOUSE, Sara served as the Director of Interactive for SpotCo, an arts and entertainment advertising agency servicing Broadway and film productions. She was also the Business and Sales Development Manager a tBroadway.com and has spoken on the topic of research studies in online marketing at Yale University, NYU and School of Visual Arts. Sara holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.


Carl is Managing Partner of Alchemy Production Group (APG), a theatrical management and production company, currently managing the Broadway production of Come From Away, with many other projects in development. Other APG Broadway, Off-Broadway and Touring productions include:  In Transit, Alton Brown – Eat Your Science, Doctor Zhivago, The Illusionists (2014-2016 Broadway Engagements), Dee Snider’s Rock and Roll Christmas Tale, First Date, Memphis (Broadway, West End and North American Tour), A Christmas Story – The Musical, Donny & Marie – A Broadway Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Off-Broadway’s Lucky Guy, and Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Live on tour.  Upcoming:  Come From Away (Toronto and North American Tour), Rocktopia, A Sign Of The Times, Other World, Chasing the Song and Rockin’ Road To Dublin.


Before coming to DTE Management, Ryan Conway worked in commercial theatre in New York City as a company manager for some of Broadway’s biggest shows, including Mamma Mia!, Billy Elliot, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and Macbeth. He graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, IL where he studied Performing Arts Management. Ryan is a proud member of the Broadway League, and a Board Member of the Off-Broadway League.


Amanda Bohan is the founder & president of ABM, a boutique full-service marketing & advertising firm. ABM works with theatrical productions and arts & culture organizations to strengthen their brand, grow their audience, and sell more tickets, with expertise in marketing & promotions, traditional & online advertising, social media, and creative services.

Throughout her career, Amanda has had the pleasure of working with a variety of shows on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally, as well as with a number of non-profit organizations.

She has also worked with iconic & Fortune 500 brands in the digital/social media space, some of which include: IKEA, Citibank, Campbell’s Soup Company, Pepperidge Farm, Colgate, Chevron/Texaco, Bloomberg, and Yum! Brands


Prior to launching Broadway Licensing, Cercone served as Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President of Professional and International Licensing for Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW). Since 2011, Cercone helped build TRW through the acquisition of marquee Broadway titles, including Jersey Boys and Million Dollar Quartet, and led the worldwide distribution of The Addams FamilyMonty Python’s SpamalotThe Color PurpleCurtainsAll Shook Up, and Memphis by achieving productions in 69 different countries. He additionally led the redevelopment of Ghost: The Musical (with Oscar winning author Bruce Joel Rubin and Grammy Award winners Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart), Ring of Fire: Small Cast Version (w/ Tony Award winner Richard Maltby Jr.), and Big Fish: 12 Chair Version (with Tony and Grammy Nominee Andrew Lippa and Grammy Nominee John August.) Cercone co-wrote the newest adaptation of Saturday Night Fever with collaborator David Abbinanti which has been seen in 2016 and 2017 throughout North America, South Africa, Italy, Brazil, and Peru. Cercone is a proud member of the Broadway League and previously served as the Producing Artistic Director of The Carousel, Executive Producer of Theatre Building Chicago, and founded the West Virginia Shakespeare Festival. He has served on the board of the National Alliance of Musical Theaters, Co-Chaired of the NAMT New Musical Theatre Festival and served as Board President of the Cleveland Theatre Collective. Cercone was named to Crain’s Business Top 40 Under 40, holds an MFA in Theatre from West Virginia University, and is an avid Ironman.


Peter Breger is an entertainment attorney who has represented theatre and film producers, investors, commercial and non-profit theatres, writers, directors, and performers for over twenty-five years. He is a Tony-Nominated producer of Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional Theatre. He owned and operated The Actors’ Playhouse, an Off Broadway theatre in Greenwich Village, New York for 12 years.

Mr. Breger is a founding Director and the President of the Off-Broadway Alliance (OBA), a non-profit corporation organized by theatre professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting and encouraging production, and to making live theater increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences.

OBA operates the 20at20 program, which cooperates with Off Broadway theatres and producers to make $20 tickets available for dozens of Off Broadway shows for two twenty-day periods each year. It also sponsors the OBA Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway. It created the Off Broadway Economic Impact Report, which details Off Broadway's over $500 million annual impact on the economy of the City of New York. And it presents the annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, presenting honors for best work of the season.


Roger Bean created the long-running off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes (18 months at the Westside Theatre), along with the sequels Wonderettes: Caps & GownsWinter Wonderettes, and Wonderettes: Dream On. Original cast albums for all four shows in the Wonderettes franchise are available from iTunes and Amazon. The Marvelous Wonderettes received the 2007 LA Ovation Award for Best Musical for its long-running Los Angeles production, and continues to be an audience favorite in regional and amateur theater companies throughout the country. Mr. Bean revisits Springfield, USA with his newest jukebox hit Life Could Be A Dream. With a record-breaking 12-month run in Los Angeles, the show received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, the LA Weekly Theatre Award and the Backstage Garland Award for Outstanding Musical.

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