Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group) are pleased to announce a new partnership that will bring a variety of artists to Broadway venues multiple times each year. In Residence on Broadway will run May through July 2019 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).
Artists will take the legendary Broadway stage for a limited residency of 5-10 shows over the course of 1 to 2 weeks. Performers for the 2019 spring/summer engagement will be announced in the coming weeks and tickets will be available at www.ticketmaster.com.
Last summer three unique and influential entertainment companies discovered that they all had committed to the same idea at the same time. “Over the last few years on Broadway, we’ve seen non-traditional Broadway shows take center stage. In a time when shows other than musicals and plays are being presented, we started dreaming about bringing our favorite entertainers to Broadway,” said Matthew Rego of The Araca Group.
“Live Nation is excited to partner with The Araca Group & EBG to become part of the Broadway community and bring this unique concert experience to fans in New York,” said Anthony Makes, President of Live Nation in New York. “In Residence on Broadway will bring a wide range of artists to an intimate Broadway setting for an up close and personal performance.”
“We established In Residence on Broadway as an opportunity for artists to bring their talents to a true Broadway stage in New York, which will be a special experience for fans,” said Scott Zeiger of EBG. “The amazing team of designers will create customized stage experiences to reflect each artist’s signature style.”
The production team will include Tony® and Emmy® nominated lighting designer Mike Baldassari, who has worked on Broadway shows such as Cabaret and major motion pictures including Ghostbusters and Sex and The City 2, and five-time Tony nominated sound designer Peter Hylenski who is currently represented on Broadway with King Kong and Frozen, and Tony nominated sound designer Garth Helm. PRG will provide Lighting and Sound Equipment.
In Residence on Broadway is produced by Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG.
ABOUT LIVE NATION
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit livenationentertainment.com.
ABOUT THE ARACA GROUP
The Araca Group was founded in 1997 by partners Matthew Rego, Michael Rego and Hank Unger. Producing credits include the Broadway productions of Urinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Wicked, The Wedding Singer, A View from the Bridge, Lend Me a Tenor, Cinderella, The SpongeBob Musical, Disgraced, and Junk. In addition, The Araca Group provides merchandising services through its brand activation division for Broadway shows, music artists, and film and television studios. For more information, please visit araca.com.
ABOUT EBG (ENTERTAINMENT BENEFITS GROUP)
EBG is an e-commerce company that specializes in entertainment, travel, and merchandising products and services through its proprietary platforms. Through private, membership-based programs and other direct distribution channels, the company generates millions of transactions annually. EBG owns and operates the largest and most comprehensive travel and entertainment benefits program in the country—serving over 40,000 corporate clients and reaching more than 50 million employees. EBG powers a robust portfolio of technology solutions, and also owns and operates a network of consumer, and membership-based websites. Learn more at www.entertainmentbenefits.com.
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MIKE BALDASSARI (Lighting Design), Tony® and Emmy® nominated Designer whose work has been seen live in 25+ countries. Broadway: Cabaret (1998/2014), Children of A Lesser God, First Date, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Theatrical Lighting in Films: Ghostbusters (2016), Nine, Rock of Ages, Joyful Noise, Sex And The City 2, Neil Young Trunk Show. Television: The (RED) Concert/Broadcast from Times Square with U2, and Bruce Springsteen, U2’s Top of The Rock for The Tonight Show, Documentary Now!, pre-tapes for SNL, Seth Meyers. Netflix specials for: David Letterman, Ray Romano, Joe Rogan, Dana Carvey, John Mulaney, Bridget Everett. Multiple NYE’s with Phish at MSG. Concert Tours: Neil Young, Alice in Chains. Televised concerts; Mary J. Blige, Tim McGraw, Sam Smith, Garth Brooks. www.mike-o-matic.com
PETER HYLENSKI (Sound Design). 5 Time Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski is currently represented on Broadway with King Kong and Frozen as well as the revival of Merrily We Roll Along running Off Broadway. Upcoming are Moulin Rouge and Beetlejuice. Recent designs to his credit include Once on This Island, Disney’s Anastasia, Motown: The Musical, Something Rotten, Side Show, Rocky, The Musical, The Scottsboro Boys and Rock of Ages. Peter is also the Sound Designer for the Wynn Resort and properties in Las Vegas.
Fifth Estate Entertainment (General Manager): 5EE is a brand new, innovative production and management company located in New York City, which specializes in producing and managing tours, New York productions, and special events. Current projects in production includeRock of Ages 10th Anniversary Tour, Lizzie the Musical (August 2019), and the upcoming fall 2019 tour of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Projects in development include Atlantis (Virginia Rep), Anne of Green Gables (Goodspeed), The Scottsboro Boys, Clint Black’sLooking for Christmas(National Tour), and First Date (National Tour), President Nathan Gehan works alongside Michael Fiske, Caleigh Holmes, and Jamison Scott. www.5ee.nyc.