"Broadway: The Intersection of Real Estate & Art" - Jennifer Ashley Tepper
Theater historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper talks about the real estate of Broadway -- how the size, location and availability of theaters affects which shows get produced. With 16 theaters closed in the last 50 years, it’s harder than ever for small shows to succeed on Broadway. Tepper offers ways we can help make Broadway better for the future.
Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the Director of Programming at 54 Below, and the author of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series. As the leader of 54 Below's creative team, Tepper is responsible for programming every show at the Broadway supper club and concert venue. She has curated and overseen the production of over 1400 shows, ranging from musicals in concert, to original solo acts, to theatrical reunions, to songwriter celebrations, and beyond. On Broadway, Tepper has worked on shows in directing, producing, and marketing capacities, including The Performers, the 2011 revival of Godspell, and the 2013 revival of Macbeth. In addition, she is the co-creator of the Bistro Award-winning concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute, now in its 5th year.