Architect Theatrical, New Theatre General Management Office Announced With Ryan Conway
Today, Ryan Conway announces the launch of ARCHITECT THEATRICAL, a full service Broadway and Off-Broadway theatrical general management and production company.
Conway has served as principal general manager at DTE Management (a subsidiary of Davenport Theatrical Enterprises) for 6 years. As President of ARCHITECT THEATRICAL, which will succeed DTE Management, Conway will oversee the management of Broadway and Off Broadway productions. Current clients include #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment, which is now in previews at The Westside Theatre as well as several projects in development such as Broadway Vacation, Ma Vie En Rose, and a Neil Diamond bio-musical, The Great White Hope, Radio 930, and Joy The Musical.
Staff for ARCHITECT THEATRICAL includes Robert E. Schneider who serves as Associate General Manager and Wieyi Liang, company manager for #DateMe.
"Over the last ten years managing shows in New York, I have been fortunate to work for many of the theater industry's leading producers and managers. Today, I'm thrilled to be launching ARCHITECT THEATRICAL, a general management company that is prepared to take on the challenges facing commercial theater by thinking creatively to design solid business plans and create unique blueprints for each show from the ground up." -Ryan Conway
"Ryan Conway is one of the rare individuals who has both the financial and strategic acumen required to manage a fragile Broadway business model, which is why I hired him to run my General Management division several years ago. He knows how to work within the unique Broadway ecosystem and when to challenge it. And it's a thrill to see him now at the head of a brand new firm." -Ken Davenport
Established in 2019 by Ryan Conway, Architect Theatrical succeeds DTE Management (founded by Ken Davenport) as a general management company carefully designed to serve today's Broadway and Off-Broadway producers with technology, forward thinking, and wide-ranging expertise. Our approach to managing projects and productions starts with assembling a solid foundation. Our team is prepared to help producers build a team of professionals who can execute a creative vision and bring productions to audiences in New York and around the world.
Ryan Conway (President) After overseeing the general management division of Davenport Theatrical Enterprises from 2014-2019, Ryan Conway now proudly serves President of ARCHITECT THEATRICAL. As a general manager, Ryan supervised the Broadway productions of Spring Awakening (2016 revival), Once On This Island (2017 revival) and Gettin' The Band Back Together. Off-Broadway he has overseen such productions as Avenue Q, Daddy Long Legs, Clinton The Musical, and Trip of Love. Prior to working as a general manager Ryan worked in commercial theatre in New York City as a company manager for some of Broadway's biggest shows including Mamma Mia!, Billy Elliot: The Musical, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, and Macbeth. He graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, IL where he studied Performing Arts Management and Music. Ryan is a proud member of the Broadway League, and the second Vice President of the Off-Broadway League.
Robert E. Schneider (Associate General Manager) Robert began working with DTE Management in 2016 as the Company Manager of Trip Of Love. Prior to that, he was on the company management team of Broadway's Amazing Grace. Some favorite past productions include Zanna, Don't!, The Donkey Show, Here Lies Jenny, All Is Love, Serenade, and Freud's Last Session. Robert has a BA from Hampshire College and a JD from The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Weiyi Liang (Company Manager - #DateMe) Weiyi Liang rejoins Architect Theatrical after serving as the Assistant Company Manager of Once On This Island. Prior to pursuing a career in theatre, she was a Business Operations Analyst in the IT industry. Born and raised in Beijing, China, Weiyi has a BA in Finance from Beihang University, and an MA in Economics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Visit www.architecttheatrical.com to learn more about the company and services.