Seth Rudetsky, Michael Alden & More Set for Off Broadway Alliance Latest Panel this Weekend
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, January 12th.
The seminar, titled "Connecting the Off Broadway Project to Producer" will feature Kellen Blair (co-creator of Murder for Two), Seth Rudetsky (co-creator of Disaster! and producer of Unbroken Circle), James Wesley (playwright of Unbroken Circle and producer of Disaster!), and Michael Alden (producer of Becoming Dr. Ruth, The Kings Speech, Grey Gardens, Bridge & Tunnel). Hugh Hysell, Director of Marketing and Development for NYU Skirball and producer of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Peter and the Starcatcher, will moderate the discussion.
"Connecting the Off Broadway Project to Producer" will be held on the 4th floor of The Snapple. Doors will open at 11:30am for complimentary coffee and bagels. The panel will take place from Noon - 1:30pm with additional time allotted afterward for conversation with fellow attendees. The Snapple Theater Center is located at 210 West 50th Street (between Broadway and Eighth Ave.)
Admission for the seminar is free, however reservations are a must. To RSVP for the event, visit http://jan12seminar.eventbrite.com by January 11th. Attendees are encouraged to pre-submit questions for the panelists when they submit their reservations. Questions will be asked live at the seminar.
The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-profit corporation organized by theater professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting and encouraging the production of Off Broadway theater and to making live theater increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences. The Alliance holds monthly meetings and membership is open to everyone in the Off Broadway theater community.
Among its initiatives, The Off Broadway Alliance sponsors 20at20, the event that runs twice a year for 20 days and lets theatergoers purchase $20 tickets to dozens of Off Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain.
The Alliance also presents the Off Broadway Alliance Awards, including an annual tribute to the Legends of Off Broadway and inductees to the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. It also produces the free Sunday Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway featuring major players from the Off Broadway scene. The Alliance operates the OBA Mentorship Program, which provides new producers with guidance and direction from Off Broadway veterans. And the Alliance created the Off Broadway Economic Impact Report, which outlines Off Broadway's over $500 million annual impact on the economy of the City of New York.
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