About The John Gore Organization
JGO is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. Its productions span Broadway, Off Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, Canada and 47 markets in North America. It has won Tonys in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards.
The John Gore Organization affirms its commitment to recognizing, addressing and opposing all forms of racism. We work to reduce racial disparities and inequality with our communities, colleagues, artists, friends, and audiences. We focus on engaging and collaborating in education, service and training that challenge oppressive and unjust practices. The John Gore Organization’s goal is to advance anti-racist practices, address our biases, and empower ourselves and our community towards achieving this collective goal.
To become an anti-racist organization, we acknowledge the role that bias and racism play in the oppression and disparate outcomes experienced by marginalized people.
- We acknowledge that regardless of one’s own race or ethnicity, individuals are at various points along their anti-racist journey. We also understand that bias can be unconscious and unintentional and, as a result, does not automatically mean that those that act on biases intended negative impacts.
- We acknowledge that racism is both about social and institutional power, in addition to individual racial prejudices.
Having conversations to become anti-racist requires courage, respect and compassion, and may not always be or seek to be comfortable. However, we will purposefully strive to identify and discuss challenging topics that can help us to become an anti-racist organization, and promote race and ethnic equity within our community and industry.
Key Brand acquired Broadway Across America in 2008 along with its theatrical productions and distribution network, which included the theatrical entities of Clear Channel Entertainment, SFX and Pace Theatrical Group.
In December of 2010 Key Brand completed the acquisition of Theater Direct International from Hollywood Media Corp., which owns and operates the following content driven e-commerce websites: Broadway.com, Theater.com, Theatre.com and Theatre.co.uk. Broadway.com is the premiere theatre website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. It has been the most influential source for obtaining Broadway information since 2009, according to The Broadway League Audience Demographics report. In May 2012, Key Brand completed the acquisition of Group Sales Box Office (GSBO), the largest group sales agency on Broadway. In December, 2012, Key Brand completed the acquisition of BroadwayBox.com, the leading website for discount theatre tickets in New York. In March 2015, Key Brand completed the acquisition of The Broadway Channel, a media company that produces and distributes television programming.