Acquisition enhances JGO’s editorial reach at a time of great change in the industry
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 14, 2021 / Today, the John Gore Organization (JGO), the world’s leading broadway theater presenter, distributor and distributor, announced the acquisition of Broadway Brands.
“Broadway Brands, and in particular the Broadway Briefing and Broadway News, have become industry staples and the news sources many Broadway residents turn to when they begin their days. Their role in keeping everyone informed during the pandemic has been crucial, ”noted John Gore, President and CEO of JGO. “We are dedicated to the growth and promotion of Broadway and are delighted to welcome the talent, expertise and passion of the Broadway Brands team to the JGO family of companies. Our work often brings Broadway to the world and through this strategic partnership we will deepen our connection and foster information sharing within the Broadway theater industry and with theater professionals around the world.
“Broadway Brands was founded on a commitment to innovation and storytelling in the Broadway theatrical space, and we are thrilled to continue this vision and passion within the JGO family of companies,” said Matt Britten. , CEO of Broadway Brands. “JGO has been incredibly successful in making Broadway accessible to millions of theater fans, and we’re excited to now allow the company to better connect with those who work in the industry.
The John Gore Organization has helped bring the magic of Broadway to millions of people around the world with productions spanning Broadway, Off Broadway, London’s West End, Japan and 48 markets in North America. The family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group sales ticketing. Broadway Brands has been a leader in content and editorial coverage on which those professionally involved with Broadway rely. Their impressive portfolio includes Broadway Briefing, Broadway News, Broadway Business, and the Broadway Theater District website and app.
As part of the deal, Broadway Brands will continue to operate independently under the executive direction of Britten and maintain its own offices.
“JGO is committed to supporting theater access, editorial content, and programming that introduces Broadway to the next generation of audiences and theater professionals. We are confident that this acquisition will allow Broadway Brands to continue and enhance its innovative and critical editorial coverage, ”said Gore.
The acquisition was led by JGO Chief Financial Officer Paul Dietz and General Counsel Sheila Lavu, with Davis + Gilbert LLP advising JGO, and Sendroff & Baruch LLP advising Broadway Brands in the transaction.
the John Gore Organization is the leading presenter, distributor and distributor of Broadway theater in the world. Under the direction of 15-time Tony-winner and producer and theater owner John Gore, his family of businesses includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 48 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan and China. It has won Tony Awards in all production categories as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards. The John Gore organization is committed to supporting theater access and education programs that introduce Broadway to the next generation of audiences and theater professionals.
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