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Sheila Lavu Announced as the John Gore Organization’s New In-House General Counsel

Jul 2, 2020

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

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

May 21, 2020

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

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

May 11, 2020

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

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

April 27, 2020

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

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Broadway.com and John Gore Organization Earn Eight 2020 New York Emmy Nominations

February 25, 2020

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

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Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal to Air Weekly, Syndicate Nationally

January 15, 2020

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

 Read the full story on Variety.com


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

January 13, 2020

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

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

October 18, 2019

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

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The Actors Fund & John Gore Organization Partner to Form the Actors Fund Flu Shot Program for Touring Companies

October 17, 2019

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

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

September 18, 2019

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

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Princess Grace Foundation Establishes New Honor Thanks to $1 Million John Gore Organization Grant

July 15, 2019

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

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Virtual Reality Comes To Broadway In A Big Way

June 7, 2019

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

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

June 6, 2019

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

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Rockstar! The Broadway Association Honors the John Gore Organization’s Lauren Reid & More

May 23, 2019

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

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

February 13, 2019

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

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

September 20, 2018

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

 Read the full story on Variety.com


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

September 20, 2018

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

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

September 4, 2018

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

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John Gore Organization’s Group Sales Box Office Acquires Your Broadway Genius Group Sales

June 14, 2018

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

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

May 17, 2018

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

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

April 15, 2018

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

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Ambassador Theatre Group & John Gore Organization Extend Their Successful Relationship in San Antonio & New Orleans

January 30, 2018

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

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

December 14, 2017

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

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

November 11, 2017

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

 Check out the piece from Vanity Fair


Season Subscriptions Hit Record High for Broadway Across America

September 05, 2017

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

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

June 06, 2017

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

 Read the full story on the Arthur Miller Foundation website


Miles Wilkin Wins 2016 Special Tony Award

June 12, 2016

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

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

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