Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer

Jessica Genick

Jessica Genick is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and admired theater educator. She followed in the steps of her father, the legendary producer Jerry Frankel, and has made him proud with her hit shows like Come From Away, Fiddler on the Roof (2015), The Bridges of Madison County, All the Way, Grace, Lady Day, Disgraced, Wolf Hall, Sylvia, and more! Her goal as a producer and educator is to provide absorbing, relevant, and thought-provoking classes and workshops that offer audiences the opportunity to learn about the history and development of their favorite productions. It is more important than ever to cultivate experiences that inspire theater lovers to continue to engage with Broadway. Check out her fantastic panel options below and book the session that piques your interest by placing its name in the final section of the booking form!

Panels:

The Business of Broadway: When will the show go on? Get insider industry insights into Broadway’s unique business model and keep up to date on all the news related to the re-opening of Broadway. The current shut-down of Broadway as a result of the Covid-19 virus has affected not only theaters, but also the hundreds of ancillary jobs that support commercial venues in New York City. Learn about the business of Broadway and the many creative professionals that bring the magic of theater to life. When will the neon lights shine bright again for our beloved Broadway? In this class you will take a look into the history and development of Broadway and what the future holds for New York City’s iconic Great White Way.

The Making of Come From Away
Learn all about the development of the hit Broadway musical and its thrilling journey to Broadway.  Jessica will share exclusive backstage stories that will enhance and enrich your theater going experience. Did you know that Come From Away had four previous productions—and one concert—prior to its arrival on Broadway? The story of how Come From Away was created is worthy of its own Broadway musical!

For The Love of Art: Non Profit Theater: Explore the differences between commercial and non- profit theater and the business career tracks unique to this model.  Learn about fundraising, grant writing, leadership, development and business opportunities in Off Broadway and Regional Theater. In this class, you will learn about the Regional Theater Movement and the mission to bring theater to audiences nationwide.  You will discover the varied career opportunities in the world of Nonprofit Theater and you will learn about the importance Nonprofit theater has on communities throughout the country.

Behind The Scenes: Backstage Careers in the Theater: Learn about the many backstage and offstage careers that are integral to creating live theater. It’s not just the actors on stage who make the magic happen for audiences… there are many off- stage careers in marketing, press and advertising that are integral to creating live theater. You will learn what it takes to sell a show on and off Broadway from industry insiders

Entrepreneurship in the Arts: New opportunities to create meaningful and exciting careers in the arts are evolving very day. You will learn how podcasts, theater start us and innovative producing platforms are changing the way theater is being consumed by audiences all over the world. In our ever-evolving business world, there are always new opportunities to create meaningful and exciting careers.  You will gain an understanding of how live streaming, podcasts, theater start-ups and innovative producing platforms are changing the way live theater is being consumed by audiences all over the world.

The Golden Age of Musicals: Discover the classics that set the stage for today’s hits! Broadway as we know it today was born during the Golden Age of Musicals. From 1943-1959, many of our most beloved musicals were created.  Some of these titles include Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story and Gypsy. In this class, you will learn about the history of  these landmark musicals that paved the way to today’s hits.

Pricing & Details
Meet-and-Greet $125 / 30 Minutes

Now is your chance to be face-to-face (virtually!) with a Broadway star! You’ll have the unique opportunity to ask them about getting started, hear fun backstage stories, learn about their career highlights, and ask them anything about the industry. This experience can be personal and one-on-one, or upgraded to include up to 10 friends and family. Screenshots are encouraged to remember and share the experience with others. Meet-and-greets are the Broadway Plus signature experience, and no one does them better!

IMPORTANT: This is an educational experience. Please prepare a list of at least 10 questions in advance of the session. Broadway Plus will email you a list of suggested questions for inspiration.

Consultation -- Developing New Work (for writers) $220 / 45 Minutes

As a producer, Jessica has a great deal of experience helping writers develop their work. This is an amazing, educational opportunity for writers to get guidance on how to move forward with their piece, market their play, etc. She will share advice from her unique perspective on creative development, as well as the business aspects of bringing a show to life. Please email your materials to concierge@broadwayplus.com after booking.

Please note, this experience does not guarantee any creative partnerships or any outcome other than further honing your writing skills and ideas, as well as gaining knowledge of how the business works.

Consultation -- Developing New Work (for producers) $220 / 45 Minutes

Jessica looks forward to consulting with the next generation of creative producers! This is an amazing, educational opportunity for creative producers to get guidance on how to move forward with their piece, market their play, etc. She will share advice from her unique perspective on creative development, as well as the business aspects of bringing a show to life. Please email your materials to concierge@broadwayplus.com after booking.

Please note, this experience does not guarantee any creative partnerships or any outcome other than gaining knowledge on how the business works.

Group Session $250 / 45 Minutes

Jessica will meet with your group, and share the lecture of your choice (see bio for options). Please note: this is for groups of 8 students or fewer. For larger groups, please click the ‘Get In Touch’ button below.

Group Session & Discussion $300 / 60 Minutes

Jessica will share the lecture of your choice (see her bio), and we’ll end with a Q&A and discussion. Please note: this is for groups of 8 students or fewer. For larger groups, please click the ‘Get In Touch’ button below.

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