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Q&A: Broadway Across America’s New President

Susan Krajsa

The John Gore Organization (JGO) recently announced the promotion of Susan Krajsa to President of Broadway Across America (BAA). A veteran of the Broadway industry, Krajsa has been with the company for twenty seven years in various positions, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Presenting.

Working alongside BAA’s Co-CEO’s, Jeff Daniel and Rich Jaffe, Krajsa will continue to oversee the relationships with the theatrical presenting institutions and partners in BAA’s 44 cities and supervise the regional management team for North America’s largest theatrical touring business.

“Susie has been instrumental to the success of Broadway Across America,” said John Gore, Chairman and CEO of the John Gore Organization. “Her contributions to the company are so significant that we have Susie to thank for naming the company Broadway Across America almost 15 years ago.”

“Susie’s devotion to presenting theater across the country has ensured that the meaningful work on the Great White Way reaches all corners of the country.  I congratulate her on her well-deserved promotion,” said Miles Wilkin, Vice Chairman of the John Gore Organization.

It was a pleasure to speak with Susie Krajsa for this small Hotspots interview:

How do you go about deciding what shows come to South Florida?

The booking process is very inclusive. We rely heavily on input from our various partners as well as feedback from surveying our subscribers and single ticket buyers. For a typical season, we are working a year out and we base the touring product on the input and interest from partners who will see the shows on Broadway to help inform the decision.

Are you excited about this year’s line-up?

YES!  I’m very excited about the upcoming Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale and the Broadway in Miami seasons!  I’m especially excited to welcome our loyal subscribers back for another spectacular season and…to share in the excitement as all of our new subscribers experience the wonder and magic of Broadway!

What should South Florida look forward to in the coming years?

We value the relationship that we have with our partners and our subscribers and we are laser focused on what they want to see each season.  So, we will continue to include them in those decisions and will continue to work hard to bring the very best of Broadway to south Florida!

Krajsa was recently recognized for her contributions to the industry in 2016 when she was honored by the Broadway League with the Samuel J. L’Hommedieu Award for Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management.  Krajsa is an active member of the Broadway League, serving on the Board of Governors as well as the Executive Committee.

For more information, go to: BroadwayacrossAmerica.com.

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