James Sims – Nederlander Producing Company of America, Inc.
Leading the Broadway Direct team, James covers the theatre scene in New York City. Having first launched his career as an entertainment reporter in Los Angeles with Entertainment Tonight/The Insider, he spent many years working as the Senior Editor of BroadwayWorld.com in both Los Angeles and New York. His writing also appears in various publications, including the Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter and TheWrap.com. E-mail James and follow him on Twitter @simsjames.
New York Team
Sean Free – Nederlander Producing Company of America, Inc.
Susan Lee – Nederlander Producing Company of America, Inc.
Erin Porvaznik – Nederlander Producing Company of America, Inc.
Ben Daniels – Social Media and Promotions Manager – Broadway San Jose
Daniels’ focus in Social Media has, at its core, traditional marketing sensibilities that are applied through various new and emerging channels. Dealing with more than just Facebook and Twitter, Daniels also manages all promotions and events for Broadway San Jose.
Rachel Gragg – Director of PR – Durham Performing Arts Center
I am fortunate enough to enjoy coming to work each day to spend time doing what I love… working on concerts and amazing musical performances, selling Broadway blockbuster hits, and getting the community excited about the next biggest show coming to DPAC. To date my favorite Broadway shows are Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, and of course the classic Les Miserables. Musically, I enjoy everything; Michael Franti, Switchfoot, Elton John, John Legend, and more…
Ashlee Harris – Senior Marketing Director – Broadway in Chicago
Ashlee started at Broadway in Chicago as a marketing assistant in 2002. As director, she has led the marketing efforts including the recording-breaking 3 1/2 year engagement of Wicked (and its subsequent return engagement), the world premiere of The Addams Family and over 50 touring productions.
Wayne McWorter – Vice President, Marketing – Broadway/L.A.
With over 25 years of experience promoting over 300 theatrical engagements in Southern California, Wayne has worked in-house with Broadway/L.A. at the Pantages Theatre for the past 15 of those years. Forever a Broadway theatre geek, he feels blessed to be able to make a living working in his life-long passion. Follow Wayne on Twitter at @Pantages.
Diane Willcox – General Manager – Broadway/San Diego
Promoted from Associate General Manager in 2005. Manages the San Diego market for Nederlander, a national, privately owned producer/presenter/landlord corporation that includes a network of presenting companies throughout the country. Broadway/San Diego presents an eight to fourteen show season of touring Broadway shows annually, primarily musicals, in two venues: a Civic Theatre with approximately 3,000 seats and a smaller historic venue of 1300 seats. Follow Diane on Twitter at @dwillcoxbsd.
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