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Stephen Lindsay Co-founder and Partner

Stephen is enjoying over two decades of distributing, producing and presenting touring productions throughout North America. As the co-owner and primary sales agent at The Road Company, he directly books all First National tours and oversees all of the touring product the company represents. In addition to Broadway touring product, Stephen has been successful in booking family attractions, one-person shows, symphony orchestras, traditional and modern dance & music companies and world-class magic into venues around the world. He is a proud alumnus of Syracuse University where he graduated with a degree in Music Performance.

Brett Sirota Co-founder and Partner

Brett oversees all operational aspects of The Road Company, including finances, technology and legal matters. Brett has more than 20 years of experience in theatrical booking, plus additional background in company and general management as well as arts administration. He is also an attorney (retired!). Brett hails from Baltimore, MD and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Shawn Z. Willett Vice President of Operations

Shawn facilitates the negotiation and execution of the booking contracts managed by The Road Company. Previous New York experience includes two years managing the grant programs of a private foundation supporting not for profit theatre. In addition, Shawn was an assistant at a commercial general management firm and company managed two Off-Broadway productions. Originally from Florida, Shawn graduated from Florida State University and moved to New York in 1996.

Gracie Lewis Agent

Gracie started her career at Suskin Management where she worked with TV, film, and theater actors, and then worked in promotional strategy at Nickelodeon for more than five years. She grew up pretty much everywhere--NYC, Connecticut, LA, Iowa, and upstate New York--and returned to her roots in NYC when she graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2015. Gracie is a lifelong lover of theater and is beyond thrilled to be joining The Road Company as an agent.

Quinn Wasson Agent

Quinn brings with him a decade of experience across music, tech, and television. He began his career at Viacom in marketing and brand strategy before joining Spotify, where he worked alongside artists and talent for six years. A proud Kansas native, he grew up in a household where the Tonys were the Super Bowl and Fosse was king, then moved to New York City to attend Pace University and see every show he could. He's excited to complete his inevitable journey to theater at The Road Company.

Shane Parksmith Operations Manager

Before joining The Road Company in 2019, Shane worked in general management for international productions and  then supervised shows on tour, Off-Broadway, and in Las Vegas. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor’s in Music Composition and earned an MFA in Musical Theater Writing from New York University. After a decade in Brooklyn, he now lives in Baltimore with his wonderful wife and cuddly dog.

Andrew Shipman Operations Associate

Originally from Connecticut, Andrew holds a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and a BFA in Musical Theater from Emerson College. After developing a passion for theater at a young age, Andrew performed professionally as an actor, and has worked in several areas of the industry including booking, general management, finance, company management, and front of house. Andrew currently resides in New Jersey with his tuxedo cat, Loxie, and is thrilled to be joining The Road Company.

BSL ENTERPRISES, LLC

BSL is a partnership between Stephen Lindsay and Brett Sirota, and is the sole owner of The Road Company. BSL also manages, raises money for, and invests in Broadway and other live entertainment business ventures, including RoadCo Entertainment (a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment) and Fifth Estate Entertainment.

 

Natalie Rine Business Affairs, Executive Assistant

Natalie brings experience in global IP management for entertainment companies including Peanuts Worldwide and Broadway Asia. She is the founder of Broadway DNA, LLC, an international theatrical producing and licensing agency committed to connecting new shows to a prosperous life through distribution in the world marketplace. Her published work includes “Devising, Decolonizing, and Disrupting American Musical Theatre Aural Anatomy Through the Playlist Musical” (Critical Stages/Scènes critiques), “Immersive Theatre as Christian Liminality” (American University), and “A Study on the Strategic Advancement of Musical Theatre Performance Between Korea and the US” (Yonsei University). She serves as the Membership Chair of the American Theatre Critics Association. Nearly fluent in Korean, she can be seen walking around Manhattan with Starbucks and her Lion King Shanghai tote bag.

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