FREE SUNDAY SEMINAR 4/26/2015 – “Building the Off Broadway Team”

Join the Off Broadway Alliance for a FREE panel discussion featuring Off Broadway Producers.  Spots are filling up fast!  Sign up now.

The seminar, titled “Building the Off Broadway Team”  will feature JIM BRADY from Maximum Entertainment (50 Shades The Musical Parody, Found The Musical, The Lion), DANIEL KUNEY from Roy Gabay Theatrical Productions (39 Steps, Rock of Ages, Altar Boyz), ROBERT LEVINSTEIN from 22Q Entertainment (My Big Gay Italian Wedding/Funeral, 2015 national tour of Always Patsy Cline), MARTIN PLATT from Perry Street Theatrical (My Life as a Musical, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Bedlam’s Hamlet and Saint Joan). HUGH HYSELL (National Broadway and Live Arts Lead for Groupon and producer of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Peter and the Starcatcher) will moderate the discussion.

DATE: Sunday, April 26, 2015

TIME: 12:00pm – 1:30pm (Doors open at 11:30am for complimentary coffee & bagels)

LOCATION: Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), 3rd Floor

HOW IT WORKS:  The seminar will discuss the process of building the various teams (ranging from creative, design, marketing/advertising management and production teams) necessary to create a successful Off Broadway show. Attendees will learn from industry insiders about how those teams are created as well as timelines for success.  In addition, questions from the audience will be asked live at the seminar (as time permits).

COST: FREE!  (reservations are a must)

REGISTER NOW!  http://buildingtheoffbroadwayteam.eventbrite.com

ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

JIM BRADY joined Maximum Entertainment Productions in 2014, a producing, developing and management company founded in 2005 by Eva Price, Avram Freedberg and Mary Beth Dale. General Management credits on Broadway, Off Broadway, and On Tour include: 50 Shades, The Musical Parody (NY & Tour); The Lion; Ivy + Bean The Musical; Found The Musical; Blank! The Musical. More info at www.maximumcompany.com

DANIEL KUNEY is a General Manager with Roy Gabay Theatrical Productions & Management. Broadway: Rock of Ages, Fela!, Reasons to be Pretty, The 39 Steps, The Homecoming, Talk Radio. Off-Broadway: Heathers, Altar Boyz, Dog Sees God, My Name is Rachel Corrie, In Masks Outrageous. More info at www.roygabayproductions.com

ROBERT LEVINSTEIN  Co-Founder/Executive Producer of 22Q Entertainment LLC, a NYC based production company specializing in site-specific theatre as well as producing corporate events, general management, and casting.  Robert is General Manager of the Off-Broadway hits My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral.  Later this Fall 22Q Entertainment is producing a mini tour of the hit Off-Broadway production of ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE.  Robert and 22Q Entertainment were nominated for a 2014 Daytime Emmy Award for their Producing work on Tainted Dreams, a new online soap opera.  Under his leadership, 22Q was also lead producer of the critically acclaimed NYC premieres of The Spoon River Project in the historic Green-wood Cemetery and It is Done produced in a working bar.  An award winning Los Angeles production of It Is Done was also produced by 22Q Entertainment. Robert is Associate Producer for Shakespeare on the Sound, a non-profit organization providing free Shakespeare in the Park to the Darien/Rowayton area of Connecticut.  Robert spent 10 years of his career splitting his time between NYC and the Historic Ogunquit Playhouse, starting out as Production Stage Manager and then taking over the role of Associate Producer. More info at  www.22qentertainment.com

MARTIN PLATT has produced on London’s West End, Broadway, Off-Broadway; US and UK tours, as well as European Tours. His productions have won the Tony (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), the Obie (In The Continuum and The Oak Tree), Drama Desk, Drama League, and all other NY theatre awards. Several of his West End productions have been Olivier Award nominated. As a GM (Perry Street Theatricals) he has worked off Broadway as well as having several pre-Broadway projects coming up. Mr. Platt was also the founding Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and General Director of Birmingham Opera Theatre. As a director he has worked throughout the U.S., as well as in England, Austria, and Spain. More info at www.pstheatricals.com

HUGH HYSELL (Moderator)
Tony Award ® winning Broadway producer and award winning marketer. His Broadway producing projects include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2013 Tony Award ® and Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play), Peter and the Starcatcher (winner of 5 Tony Awards), and Impressionism. Off Broadway, he has produced, conceived and directed The All-Male Importance of Being Earnest, Y-2-Gay The Musical and Seamen The Sailor Musical. Hugh served as Director of Marketing and Development for NYU Skirball and ran HHC Marketing where he has served as marketing director of over 200 Broadway and Off Broadway shows. He serves on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Multicultural Diversity Action Committee and is an Associate Professor at Columbia University. He currently plays “Maurizio” in the Off Broadway companies of My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral(just celebrated his one year anniversary in both shows). He has provided pro bono services to Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids, HRC, GLAAD and The Commercial Theatre Institute. He is a founding member of The Off Broadway Alliance and currently serves as a Nominator for the Off Broadway Alliance Awards.

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