Team

KEN DAVENPORT

Ken is a Tony Award-winning producer of Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including most recently Once on This Island (2018 Tony Award Best Musical Revival), Gettin' the Band Back Together, Groundhog Day: The Musical, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, and The Play That Goes Wrong. Davenport has revolutionized the Broadway market with his diverse approaches at engaging audiences through his shows, as well as supported the Broadway ecosystem through a number of his own subsidiary businesses. He is an internationally recognized and award-winning writer of several Broadway and Off Broadway shows as well as several books about producing, Broadway investing, and how to raise money for shows. Additionally, he is the Executive Producer for North America for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group.

In 2004, he formed Davenport Theatrical Enterprises and began producing his own shows. His “first born” was The Awesome 80s Prom, which ran for 10 years, followed quickly by the Outer Critics Circle Award-Winning Best Musical Altar Boyz, and My First Time, which has been seen in over 20 countries worldwide. He was the first producer to have three shows running simultaneously Off Broadway. All three shows recouped their investment.

He returned to Broadway soon after and since then has produced shows such as Once On This Island, Groundhog Day, The Play That Goes Wrong, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, 13, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America, Godspell, Kinky Boots, Macbeth, The Bridges of Madison County, Mothers and Sons, It’s Only A Play and The Visit. Ken is also producing the upcoming original Broadway Musical Gettin’ the Band Back Together of which he also co-wrote the book.

In his mission to continually educate, entertain and inspire the world through theatre, Davenport has made headlines by doing @#$% that other people don't.

In addition to his many producing credits through Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, he also has created many subsidiary businesses to support the Broadway market. He has founded several websites, including Your Broadway Genius, Best of Off-Broadway, and both the website and smartphone app Did He Like It?, a review aggregator for New York theater based on New York Times chief theatre critic Ben Brantley, and invented Amazon’s #1 best-selling Broadway Gift, a board game entitled Be A Broadway Star. And there have been many more. Ken’s goal of each and every one of these businesses has been not just to generate revenue, but to amplify the conversation about Broadway.

In 2019, Inc. 5000 named Davenport Theatrical Enterprises one of America's fastest-growing private companies.

He is also the writer of the Off Broadway shows The Awesome 80s Prom, My First Time and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage, the Co-Conceiver of Altar Boyz, and the book writer for the Broadway production of Gettin’ the Band Back Together. He has also written several books and e-books on Producing, Broadway investing, and raising money for shows. Ken’s blog and podcast, The Producer’s Perspective, has garnered international attention and has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist, and more.

Besides producing his own projects, Ken has been an Executive Producer and Consultant on many other Broadway and Off Broadway projects. If you are interested in inquiring about his services, please click here.

OUR TEAM

Mary Dina

Manager of Events and Partnerships

Mary@DavenportTheatrical.com
212-874-5348 x 730

First Broadway show? My first non-touring show was Hairspray!
What inspires you? Seeing my five brothers and sisters accomplish amazing things in their own lives!
Hidden talent? Baking! I hardly get to do it these days but I love it.

Summer Groh

Community and Product Manager

Summer@DavenportTheatrical.com
212-874-5348 x 743

First Broadway show? Beauty and the Beast
If you could have one superpower, what would you choose? Teleportation!
Favorite thing to do on a day-off? Play my ukulele on the beach.

Monica Hammond

Director of Marketing

Monica@DavenportTheatrical.com
212-874-5348 x 732

First Broadway show? Proof
Hidden talent? Drawing and illustration.
Favorite part of your job? Using my creativity and being given the freedom to test new things!

Valerie Novakoff

Associate Producer

Valerie@DavenportTheatrical.com
212-874-5348 x 741

First Broadway show? My first non-touring Broadway show was Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Favorite part of your job? Tech! Really.
Someone you look up to? Joe Papp

Eric C. Webb

Director of Creative Development

Eric@DavenportTheatrical.com

Favorite part of your job? My writers groups! I love being in the room with so much talent and getting to see everyone grow and help one another.
Favorite thing to do on a day-off? Read comics and play with my son.
Hidden talent? I play the tuba.

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