While the footlights are dimmed during the Broadway suspension, we wanted to shine a spotlight on the sprawling, interconnected world of workers beyond the stage that help bring the stories we love to life.
Take a look around.
Navigate: Use the buttons at the top right or double click to zoom in and out. Drag to focus on a specific area of the map.
Explore: Click on each role to learn more about the job and meet a member of the Broadway community.
Search: Type a specific role in the top left corner.
At the start of the suspension of Broadway shows due to COVID-19, members of the Broadway industry began discussing the wide-reaching implications within the community as a result of the pandemic. Broadway Manager Tiffani Gavin, Producer Greg Schaffert and Damian Bazadona (Founder and President of Situation Interactive), hoped to find a way to represent the scale of Broadway from the very top, right down to those who are in affiliate industries who have been significantly impacted, and livelihoods put at risk as a result of the current shutdown. Joining forces with Alex Birsh and the team at Playbill along with Pippa Bexon, Kevin Fitzpatrick and the team at Situation Interactive, the Broadway Community Project was born.
The Broadway Community Project is a visual representation of the larger Broadway ecosystem and all the roles, organizations and small businesses that come together to build an industry that contributed over $14.7 billion to the New York economy in 2019, serving as a key driver for tourism.
By navigating this interactive tool, audience and industry members alike can explore and discover details about the artists and artisans, technicians and ticketers who help make Broadway the cultural heart of New York City through their passionate, tireless work. And most importantly, the map puts faces to the varied job titles and shares a personal, human story about those that make up the Broadway community and the role each of them play in creating the iconic status Broadway has around the world.
This is an evolving project for the community by the community. At the current early development stage, hundreds of jobs have already been identified. These often unsung positions are nonetheless vital in putting on every single show eight times per week. The expectation is that many more roles will be entered in the days and weeks ahead. The business of Broadway is expansive and reaches far beyond the actors on the stage.
We hope you enjoy exploring and discovering more about the talented people who make Broadway the unique, wonderful world we all love.