“I’VE BEEN REALLY IMPRESSED BY THE WAY KEN DAVENPORT AND HIS TEAM HAD THIS GREAT, SOCIAL MEDIA, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX WAY TO SELL THE SHOW. THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO ATTRACT A MUCH YOUNGER AUDIENCE THAN ANY BROADWAY SHOW I’VE BEEN IN.” – Alan Cumming, Macbeth
Ken Davenport is a Broadway producer whose credits include Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), Allegiance, It’s Only a Play, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Kinky Boots (Broadway – Tony Award, National Tour, Toronto and West End), The Visit (Tony nomination), Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), The Bridges of Madison County, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury (Broadway, West End and tour), and 13, as well as Daddy Long Legs, That Bachelorette Show (Creator), Altar Boyz (Co-Conceiver), My First Time (Author), The Awesome 80s Prom (Creator), and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage (Author) Off-Broadway. Ken’s productions have been produced internationally in over 25 countries around the world. In addition to his own work, Ken was recently named the Executive Producer of North America for Andrew Llyod Webber’s Really Useful Group.
Outside of theatre, he has produced the award-winning These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue, a documentary on one of the top unsigned rock bands in the country, and an award-winning TV pilot entitled The Bunny Hole which has appeared in the LA Indie Film Festival, the Orlando Film Festival, the LA Comedy Festival and more. Ken was featured on a national commercial for Apple’s iPhone, named one of Crain’s “Forty Under 40″ and is one of the co-founders of TEDxBroadway. He created the best-selling Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star and runs a number of theatrical websites including DidHeLikeIt.com and its respective smartphone app. His blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist and more. He has written articles for Forbes, Mashable, and many others. Ken’s unique production and marketing style has garnered him international attention, including two front page articles in the NY Times and features on MSNBC, Rock Center, Fox News, BBC, and his favorite, a mention in Jay Leno’s monologue on “The Tonight Show.”
Upcoming projects include the revival of Once on This Island, his original musical Gettin’ The Band Back Together, which premiered at George Street Playhouse, and revivals of The Great White Hope and Mass Appeal.
Prior to his career as a Producer, Ken was a Company Manager and General Manager for Broadway shows and National Tours including Show Boat, Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago, Candide, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gypsy and others.