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!
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.
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.