Ken Davenport, Broadway Meets Learning!
Ken Davenport is one of the most innovative and productive Broadway producers, whose credits include Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, and 13, as well as Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom, and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage Off-Broadway. He also recently released These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue, a documentary on one of the top unsigned rock bands in the country. Ken was featured on a national commercial for Apple's iPhone and named one of Crain's “40 Under Forty.” Combined, Ken's productions have grossed more than $100 million worldwide and are being produced internationally in over 25 countries including Germany, Mexico, France and Korea.
He created and developed the Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star, recently seen on “The Today Show,” and a smartphone app called AT THE BOOTH™, which gives a listing of available shows at the famed TKTS® booth in Times Square. AT THE BOOTH™ has been featured on Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List” and called “Ingenious! The best thing to happen to New York theater since, well, the introduction of the TKTS® booth!” He also runs a number of theatrical websites including BroadwaySpace.com—Broadway’s #1 social networking site, DidHeLikeIt.com, and YourBroadwayGenius.com. Current projects include bringing the first ever revival of A Few Good Men to Broadway and adapting the novel and film Somewhere in Time into a Broadway musical. His blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist and more. He has written articles for Forbes, Mashable, Imedia and others.
Elliott Masie will interview Ken Davenport about lessons from the world of Broadway production, which are metaphors for the changing role of learning: the power of storytelling, the arc of stories, audience engagement, casting, the changing role of social outreach and much more. Ken is one of the most engaging and thoughful Broadway producers and we are very excited to have him as a keynoter at Learning 2012.