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Off Broadway Touring Will Send the Best of Off-Broadway Across the Country

The new theatrical booking agency aims to make off-Broadway the next tourist destination.

Joe Chisholm and Brandon Haagenson in a scene from Afterglow, one of the inaugural Off Broadway Touring productions.
(© Mati Bardosh Gelman)

Producers Victoria Lang and Ryan Bogner have announced the launch of Off Broadway Touring, LLC, a new boutique theatrical booking agency exclusively dedicated to the promotion, booking, and management of off-Broadway-size theatrical productions. The new agency, which is debuting 10 productions this summer, will create economically profitable touring models for off-Broadway scaled shows while presenting quality and affordable live entertainment that is able to tour in smaller venues throughout North America and beyond.

Cofounder Victoria Lang said in a statement, "Off-Broadway is a major player in New York City's arts and culture scene, with its economic enhancements to the city in many cases outdistancing top tourist destinations. The smaller scale of off-Broadway productions allows for more experimental and challenging work to be presented and has resulted in some of the most groundbreaking plays and musicals of our time. By branding touring productions as originating from off-Broadway, our goal is that when visitors come to New York City, they also seek out off-Broadway shows in addition to other forms of live entertainment."

"We recognize that because of the diversity of programming represented off-Broadway, a 'one size fits all' approach to booking these shows is not feasible," added cofounder Ryan Bogner. "It is our goal to provide a hands-on and strategic approach to bringing our client's shows to as wide an audience as possible while ensuring their economic viability. Both Victoria and I know how challenging that can be from our own work producing shows of this caliber in New York."

Founded by managing partners Victoria Lang, Ryan Bogner, and the late Bill DiModugno, Off Broadway Touring, LLC's current productions include Afterglow; Baby Mama; Georgie: My Adventures With George Rose; Listen to My Heart: The Songs of David Friedman; Mad Libs Live! and Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical!; The Manopause Boys; {my lingerie play} Installation #9, The Concert and Call to Arms!!!!!!!!!; Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes; That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody; and Tony n' Tina's Wedding.

For more information about Off Broadway Touring, click here.