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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 . . .

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  • 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.

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JOIN US FOR OUR HAPPY HOUR KICKOFF EVENT ON

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH!

Network with Fellow Producers, Writers, Directors & Theatre Professionals!

 

DATE: Friday, November 10th

TIME: 6:00pm-8:30pm

LOCATION: Hurley's Saloon, 3rd Floor (232 W. 48th St.)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Day 1 - Saturday November 11th

  • 8:30am - PRO & VIP Check-In
  • 9am - General Check-In: Coffee & Light Refreshments
  • 9:30am - Welcome with Ken Davenport
  • 9:45am - Writers Who Write Panel with Lynn Ahrens and Kirsten Childs
  • 10:45am - Literary Agent Panel with Jonathan Lomma and Beth Blickers
  • 11:55am - Finding and Working with Directors with John Rando and Leigh Silverman
  • 1pm - What Non Profits Are Looking For Panel with Jill Rafson, Jeanie O'Hare, and Ryan McGlone; Moderated by Jennifer Ashley Tepper
  • 1:55pm - Lunch Break
  • 2:45pm - Creating Stories for Musicals with Steve Cuden
  • 3:35pm - Theatrical Law Panel with Eric Goldman, Dan Wasser and M. Kilburg Reedy
  • 4:45pm - Licensing Panel with Sean Cercone, Sean Flahaven and Roger Bean
  • 5:40pm - General Management Panel with Ryan Conway
  • Networking Happy Hour Immediately Following
  • 8pm - Once On This Island Preview Performance + Talk back (Add on experience)

Day 2 - Sunday November 12th

  • 8:30am - PRO & VIP Check-In
  • 9am - General Check-In: Coffee & Light Refreshments
  • 9:30am - Welcome Back with Ken Davenport
  • 9:45am - Producing for Festivals with Dan Markley; Moderated by Jennifer Ashley Tepper
  • 10:55am - Raising Money Panel with Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy
  • 12pm - Marketing with No Money Panel with Amanda Bohan and Sara Fitzpatrick
  • 1:05pm - Surprise Guest Speaker
  • 1:50pm - Goodbye from Ken Davenport
  • 2pm - Break/End
  • 5:30pm - Shark Tank Style Pitch Session with Ken Davenport (Add on experience)

*Speakers and schedule subject to change.

SPEAKERS

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 DAVENPORT

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

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

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.

LEIGH SILVERMAN

Broadway: Violet (Tony nomination); Chinglish; Well. Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity (The New Group); American Hero (2ST); Kung Fu (Signature Theatre); The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons); The Call (Playwrights Horizons); The Madrid (MTC); Golden Child (Signature Theatre); No Place to Go (Public Theater; Two River Theatre); In the Wake (Center Theatre Group/Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater, Obie Award, Lortel nomination); Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award); From Up Here (MTC, Drama Desk nomination); Yellow Face (Center Theatre Group/The Public Theater); Coraline (MCC/True Love); Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons); Well (The Public Theater; Huntington Theatre; ACT); Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Second Stage Theatre). Recent regional: The Heidi Chronicles (The Guthrie); American Hero (WTF); Chinglish (Goodman Theater, Jeff nomination; West Coast/Hong Kong tour)..

JOHN RANDO

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

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. 

PATRICK COOK

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

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."

BEATRIZ WESTBY

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.

STEVE CUDEN

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

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


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

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.

TOM KIRDAHY

Tom Kirdahy  is currently producing the musicals, ANASTASIA and BANDSTAND on Broadway. He also recently produced the revival of Edward Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? on London's West End. He was the lead producer on the 2015 Broadway hit IT'S ONLY A PLAY and the five-time Tony Nominated Broadway premiere of THE VISIT. He is also the producer of the Off-Broadway smash and NYTimes Critic’s pick, WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT. Tom has previously been nominated for Tony Awards for MOTHERS AND SONS, AFTER MIDNIGHT, as well as his revivals of RAGTIME and MASTER CLASS. Additionally, Kirdahy was lead producer of the West End revival of MASTER CLASS starring Tyne Daly. Additional Credits include DEUCE (marking Angela Lansbury's return to the stage), AMERICAN FIESTA (Vineyard Theatre), UNUSAL ACTS OF DEVOTION (Philadelphia Theatre Company/La Jolla Playhouse), CORPUS CHRISTI (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), AFRAID OF THE DARK (London's West End), and SOME MEN at Second Stage Theatre (Drama Desk nomination, Best Play). He is also a founding director of Berwin Lee London New York Playwrights, Inc. Kirdahy studied politics and dramatic literature at New York University and is a graduate of NYU School of Law. As an attorney, Kirdahy spent nearly two decades providing free legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS and has spent years working with the LGBT Center to cultivate programs that benefit the LGBT community. He currently serves as the Chair of the Broadway League Government Relations Committee. 

BETH BLICKERS

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

 

 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.

CHRISTIAN DE GRÉ

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 orgnizations 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

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.

SEAN PATRICK FLAHAVEN

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.

DAN MARKLEY

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.

DANIEL WASSER

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.

ERIC GOLDMAN

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.

ROGER BEAN

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.

SARA FITZPATRICK

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.

RYAN CONWAY

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

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

More Speakers To Be Announced Soon!

VENUE INFORMATION

Joins us at The Mainstage Theater, 416 West 42nd St.

BONUS EVENTS!

Add on any (or all) of these special experiences to your Super Conference Weekend! Each of the events below is available as an "Add On" item at checkout!

Shark Tank-Style Pitch Session with Ken Davenport

Pitch your project directly to Ken Davenport in this Shark Tank-style bonus session. You will have 10 minutes to share information with Ken Davenport and other attendees about your project, and receive constructive feedback on your pitch.

**Limited to only 20 participants! Register Today for just $97 at checkout!


Once On This Island - November 11th @ 8pm

Attend a preview performance of Once On This Island on Saturday, November 11th at 8pm. The performance will be followed by an intimate talkback with Lead Producer Ken Davenport and members of the creative team.

**Tickets are regularly $159.50, but purchase today for only $99 at checkout!


VIP EXPERIENCE!

Take your experience at The Producer's Perspective Super Conference to the Next Level with our Exclusive VIP Ticket Option!

VIP ADMISSION INCLUDES:

  • VIP ONLY Networking event with Ken Davenport
  • VIP ONLY Fast Track Registration Line
  • VIP ONLY Front Row Reserved Seats at the Conference
  • Automatic Registration for the Shark Tank Pitch Bonus Session ($97 Value)
  • Signed Copy of "How to Succeed in the Arts... Or in Anything" by Ken Davenport
  • And More!
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W New York Hotel

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