In Residence On Broadway

Announcing ‘In Residence On Broadway’

March 11, 2019

EBG takes Broadway! In partnership with Live Nation and The Araca Group, EBG is excited to announce In Residence on Broadway, an all-new experience that brings a variety of incredible talent to different Broadway venues for intimate, limited-run performances throughout the year. In Residence on Broadway kicks off the spring/summer season at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Artists will be announced soon! EBG will offer exclusive pricing to market and merchandise through our own corporate and membership channels – adding great value for our corporate and membership-based clients and members.

Get all the details in the press release below.

New York, NY - 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 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 CEO 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, 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.

TICKETING INFORMATION
Tickets will be available through www.Ticketmaster.com online or by phone at 877-250-2929.
The Lunt-Fontanne Box Office will open on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

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. 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. www.entertainmentbenefits.com

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 DateHoller 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 ShowDocumentary 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 (Co-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 AnastasiaMotown: The MusicalSomething RottenSide ShowRocky, The MusicalThe Scottsboro Boys and Rock of Ages. Peter is also the Sound Designer for the Wynn Resort and properties in Las Vegas.

GARTH HELM (Co-Sound Design). Broadway designs include, Pippin. (Tony nomination for best sound design 2013). 1st National Tour Pippin. The Heart of Robin Hood. Winnipeg/Toronto 2014-15. US associate sound designer for: Rocky The Musical (Broadway 2014), We Will Rock You “The Queen Musical” (US Tour 2013), Sao Paulo Brazil (2016), Ghost the Musical (Broadway, US Tour 1, South Korea 2013-14), Les Mis 25Th Anniversary Concert 02 Arena (London, 25th US Tour), Priscilla Queen of the Desert Toronto, NYC and US Tour. Dirty Dancing USA, Phantom “The Las Vegas Spectacular.” Regional designs include: October Sky (The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego), Ride The Cyclone (MCC @ Lucille Lortel NYC), Beauty and the Beast and Shrek. (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre). Brigadoon 2014(Goodman Theatre). The Buddy Holly Story, Evita, Ragtime, Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music, Xanadu, Oliver, West Side Story, Billy Elliott (Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook). The Most Happy Fella (Ravinia Festival). Barry Manilow’s Could It Be Magic? (Mercury Theater). Garth also is a sound design consultant for various live music and performance spaces throughout North America.

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 include Rock of Ages 10th Anniversary TourLizzie 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’s Looking for Christmas (National Tour), and First Date (National Tour). President Nathan Gehan works alongside Michael Fiske, Caleigh Holmes, and Jamison Scott. www.5ee.nyc.

Media Contact:  Reggie Lyons  |  407-446-0812  |  rlyons@entertainmentbenefits.com