Audience Rewards® is the first and only rewards program created to thank dedicated patrons of the performing arts for their loyalty. The program was created by a coalition of Broadway theatre operators and performing arts centers around America as a free benefit to consumers, allowing them to earn and redeem ShowPoints for unique theater experiences and merchandise and gain inside access to performing arts information, special services and member events.
The official website, www.AudienceRewards.com, serves as an online resource for Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Touring Shows, Opera and other live entertainment events. It features links to authorized ticketing agencies, performance schedules, participating venue information, special offers, point earning partners, event calendars, and lets members check their point balance and browse the performing arts award catalogue.
Audience Rewards is the product of an unprecedented alliance between Broadway’s leading theatre owners and presenters across America. It marks the first-ever marketing alliance between the Nederlander Organization, Shubert Organization and Jujamcyn Theaters, as well as the Independent Presenters Network and Broadway Across America.
Board of Directors and Management
James L. Nederlander
President, Nederlander Producing Company of America Show Bio
Mr. Nederlander serves on the Board of Directors of many organizations including the ASPCA, The Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, NYC & Co., the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Broadway League and The Trust for Cultural Resources of the City of New York.
Executive Vice President, Nederlander Organization Show Bio
The Nederlander family owns or operates theatres in New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; San Diego, CA; Tucson, AZ; North Charleston, SC; Durham, NC and London, England. The Nederlander Organization is currently represented on Broadway by the following productions: The Addams Family, WICKED, Disney’s The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and Million Dollar Quartet.
Co-CEO, President, Shubert Organization Show Bio
Mr. Wankel is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of The Broadway League. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the Times Square Alliance. In addition, he is Chairman Emeritus and Trustee of the Board of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as an Officer and Director of The Actors Studio.
Mr. Wankel received his BBA from St. John’s University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and spent several years with a national accounting firm before joining The Shubert Organization in 1975.
Executive Vice President - Sales, Broadway Across America, Broadway In Boston Show Bio
Rich has a broad background covering 20 years of experience in live entertainment, from promoting high profile brands (MSG/Radio City/Broadway), to nonprofit regional theater management (Trinity Repertory Company), to creating the first generation of web based sales analytics for the ticketing industry (LABS). Rich currently holds two positions with Broadway Across America (BAA). As Executive Vice President of Sales, Rich oversees national sales, pricing, sponsorship and technology initiatives for the theater division of the company. Rich also oversees the company’s presenting and venue operation business in Boston as the President of Broadway In Boston.
Senior Vice President of Shubert Ticketing, Shubert Organization Show Bio
David Andrews is the Senior Vice President of Shubert Ticketing, the division of the Shubert Organization responsible for the sale of the majority of Broadway tickets each year. His responsibilities include strategic and technological planning; consumer ticket sales through phone, Internet, box office, and remote outlets; group sales and wholesale travel partnerships; software development; revenue management; new client acquisition; and corporate partnerships and sponsorships.
Susan E. Lee
Chief Marketing Officer, Nederlander Producing Company of America Show Bio
Susan helped introduce sponsorship marketing to Broadway during her tenure as Director of Marketing at The League of American Theatres and Producers (now The Broadway League), where she launched Broadway on Broadway, The Broadway Line and the National Touring Theatre Council. Prior to joining The League, Susan was the national press representative for Yul Brynner’s Farewell Tour of The King and I, Arsenic and Old Lace starring Jean Stapleton and Macbeth starring Glenda Jackson and Christopher Plummer. She is a member of The Association of Press Agents and Managers.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Advertising Week and the Broadway Industry Marketing Committee.
CEO, Audience Rewards & Vice President of Marketing, Shubert Organization Show Bio
Charles Flateman is Vice President of Marketing at the Shubert Organization, with a particular focus on developing marketing partnerships and distribution channels for Broadway, Off-Broadway and Shubert Ticketing's clients nationwide. Before coming to Shubert, Charlie was co-founder of Broadway Inbound, which provides the connection between Broadway's primary ticketing entities and global online travel distributors. Earlier in his career, Charlie was President of Gray Line New York for 15 years.
Executive Vice President and Producing Director, Jujamcyn Theaters Show Bio
The recipient of many awards, including seven Tony® Awards, Mr. Libin also serves as the newly elected Vice Chair of The Broadway League, a member of the Tony Award Management Committee, and President of the Circle in the Square Theatre School. He was the Producing Director of Circle in the Square Theatre for twenty-seven years and served as President of the League of Off-Broadway Theatres for thirty years. He is currently President of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS; a trustee of The Actors' Fund, Actors' Equity Pension Fund, and Treasurers' Pension Fund; an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at Columbia University; and Vice President, Producing Director, and part owner of Jujamcyn Theaters. In 2003 he was awarded the Eugene O'Neill Medallion and in 2004 he received the Eugene O'Neill Foundation Tao House Award.
Board Member Show Bio
Josh Lesnick served as the CEO and President of Audience Rewards for 6 years. During this time he was responsible for the day to day operations and strategic planning of the company. He is a recognized loyalty marketing executive with 20 years of hospitality experience. Prior to Audience Rewards, Josh held several executive leadership positions at Starwood Hotels and Resorts including Vice President of Hotel Marketing and Vice President of Worldwide Loyalty Marketing. While at Starwood, Josh led the development and roll-out of the award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest program which received numerous industry honors including being named the #1 Hotel Loyalty Program for six consecutive years. Prior to Starwood, Josh worked for ITT Sheraton and was responsible for the marketing and operations of the company’s loyalty and partner marketing efforts. Earlier in his career, he also held several key marketing positions at Hyatt Hotels Corporation and designed the first desk lamp with a built-in power plug to prevent travelers from crawling under beds and desks. Josh is a graduate of Cornell University.
- Charles Flateman
- Katie Dalton
- Josh Salez
- Dianne Tack
- Sara Tenenbein
- Jillian Harding
- Laura Schoenfelder
- Nikki Pelazza
- Shelby Katz
- Johnny Pacia
- Jon Blumberg