Background

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.

Founders

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

James L. Nederlander is the President of the Nederlander Organization and the son of James M. Nederlander (Chairman). He is the third generation of a family known for owning and operating theatres around the world, and for producing theatre, cultural presentations and popular music attractions. Mr. Nederlander’s most recent producing credits include Grease, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf starring Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out, Fiddler on the Roof starring Harvey Fierstein and Rosie O’Donnell, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Legally Blonde and Cyrano de Bergerac. He has also produced Billy Joel, U2, and Pink Floyd at Yankee Stadium.

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.

Nick Scandalios
Executive Vice President, Nederlander Organization Show Bio

Nick Scandalios is the Executive Vice President of the Nederlander Organization, one of the largest owners of legitimate theatres in the world, as well as one of the largest theatrical producing organizations in North America. He serves on the Executive Committee of The Broadway League and on the Board of Trustees for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This year marks his 21st anniversary with the Nederlander Organization.

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.

Robert Wankel
Co-CEO, President, Shubert Organization Show Bio

Robert E. Wankel is President of The Shubert Organization, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer of The Shubert Foundation, Inc. Mr. Wankel’s responsibilities include overseeing Shubert’s financial operations, commercial real estate, Facilities Department, Shubert Ticketing Services and Telecharge.com®.

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.

Rich Jaffe
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.

David Andrews
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

Charles Flateman
CEO, Audience Rewards & Vice President of Marketing, Shubert Organization Show Bio

Paul Libin
Executive Vice President and Producing Director, Jujamcyn Theaters Show Bio

Paul Libin, who joined Jujamcyn Theaters as Producing Director in 1990, began his professional career in the theatre as an actor. Since then, he has worked as a director, lighting designer, technical director, stage manager, managing director, general manager and company manager. He produced his first play in New York in 1958 and to date has produced more than 250 shows on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and on tour.

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.

Josh Lesnick
Board Member Show Bio

Management Team

  • Charles Flateman
  • Katie Dalton
  • Josh Salez
  • Dianne Tack
  • Sara Tenenbein
  • Jillian Harding
  • Laura Schoenfelder
  • Nikki Pelazza
  • Shelby Katz
  • Johnny Pacia
  • Jon Blumberg
  • OLSON