Ken Davenport

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Ken Davenport, born Kenneth A. Hasija[1] is a Tony Award-winning[2] Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre producer.

Davenport Theatrical Enterprises[edit]

Davenport founded Davenport Theatrical Enterprises (DTE) in 2004, and creates, produces, and manages shows under that business.[1] Davenport has produced several Broadway and Off-Broadway plays including the Broadway revival of "Macbeth" starring Alan Cumming, Kinky Boots, Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna, Speed the Plow, You're Welcome America, Blithe Spirit, 13, Altar Boyz, The Awesome 80s Prom and My First Time. [3]Kinky Boots was the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical. Altar Boyz was the winner of the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and the winner of the Audience Favorite Award for Long Running Off-Broadway Musical for two years in a row.[4] The Awesome 80s Prom won the Improvisational Theater Association’s Award for Best Interactive Show in 2006.

Through a media division of DTE, Davenport Media Enterprises, Davenport manages an iPhone app called “At The Booth", maintains his own blog, “The Producer’s Perspective”, and also operates five other theatre industry-related websites. Davenport released the iPhone app in 2010. Developed with input from readers of Davenport’s blog, the app shows ticket availability at the TKTS booths in New York City for both Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. [5]

Other activities[edit]

Davenport was named one of Crain's "40 Under 40",[6] and received the 2010 Leonidas A. Nickole Award of Distinction from the Musical Theatre Society of Emerson College.[7] He won the 2008 Spirit of Theatre Award from Theatre Resources Unlimited,[8] and the 2003 Acclaim Screenwriting Award for his television pilot, I.C.A.[citation needed]

Davenport has been a guest lecturer at universities in the New York City metropolitan area[citation needed]. He has taught “Acting As A Business” for America Online[citation needed] and was profiled in the premiere issue of Experience magazine as a Broadway “up-and-comer.”[citation needed] His marketing techniques have been profiled in the New York Times[citation needed] and in marketing guru’s Andy Sernovitz’s book Word of Mouth Marketing.[citation needed]

Davenport is a member of the BMI Librettist Workshop[citation needed] and is a founding member of the Independent Theater Bloggers Association.[citation needed] He is also a senior member of The Off-Broadway Alliance, a town hall-like forum for dialogue among the Off-Broadway community.[citation needed]

Davenport is a member of The Broadway League and the League of Off-Broadway Theaters and Producers.


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