Stellar's Spotlight on Success
The Very Real Opportunities in Virtual Readings
In this edition of Spotlight on Success, Broadway producer Jeffrey Richards and marketing guru Jim Glaub, chat about their starry livestream series, Spotlight on Plays, a breakout hit in the virtual theater space that continues to generate impactful revenue to benefit The Actors Fund.
More about our Guests:
Jeffrey Richards has been the recipient of 8 Tony Awards as Lead Producer of the following productions: August: Osage County, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, All the Way, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Glengarry Glen Ross, Spring Awakening, Hair and co-lead producer of The Pajama Game. He has been the recipient of six Drama Desk Awards, nine Outer Critics Circle Awards, four NY Drama Critics Circle Awards and seven Drama League Awards. He has lead produced over 50 Broadway shows and among his most notable productions are: Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, November starring Nathan Lane, Speed-the-Plow, Race, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, You Can’t Take It With You, Fiddler on the Roof, The Lifespan of a Fact and American Son. His most recent productions in the shortened 2019-2020 season were The Sound Inside and The Great Society on Broadway; he has two productions scheduled for the spring of 2022 resumes: David Mamet’s American Buffalo co-starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss; and Tracy Letts’ The Minutes co-starring Tracy Letts, Jessie Mueller. Blair Brown and Austin Pendleton. While Broadway is locked down, he has produced “Spotlight on Plays,” 17 plays, and an upcoming major musical event (“The Show of Titles”) to Benefit for the Actors Fund.
Jim Glaub is a recognized leader in innovative marketing, social media, web design and video production for the theatre and has worked on hundreds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows and major events like the Tony Awards and the Olivier Awards. He's the founder of Super Awesome Friends, a strategic digital and content experience company dedicated to connecting brands and communities to live experiences for clients including Company, Girl From the North Country, Manhattan School of Music and Broadway's Best Shows. Before this, he was the Deputy Head of Content and Digital Mediafor The Society of London Theatre, where he helped raise the profile of London Theatre via OfficialLondonTheatre.com, TKTS and the Olivier Awards.
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