Emerson on Broadway Series
A series of Broadway shows highlighting the work of Emerson Alumni
The Office of Alumni Relations is excited to announce the Emerson on Broadway series. Join us as we celebrate and highlight the Emersonians working in all facets of the theater industry. The series kicks off on May 3 with Anastasia. Following the show, Executive Producer Eric Cornell ’05, and Press Agent Jessica Johnson ’01, will be hosting a talkback for Emerson attendees.
With Executive Producer Eric Cornell ’05 and Press Agent Jessica Johnson ’01
Wednesday, May 3
7:30 pm | Broadhurst Theater | $70 per person (mezzanine center)
The series kicks off on May 3 at Anastasia. Following the show, Executive Producer Eric Cornell '05 and Press Agent Jessica Johnson '01 will host a talkback for Emerson attendees.
Eric Cornell ’05 is an executive producer who earned a BA in Theater from Emerson College. Cornell has worked on the producing and management teams of various original Broadway, Off-Broadway, National/International Touring, and Regional shows, including Anastasia, Small Mouth Sounds, Rocky, Sister Act, Wicked, The Producers, and Hairspray. He holds a BA in Theatre from Emerson College and a CORe Certificate from HBX Harvard Business School. Eric Cornell Productions was incorporated to further his producing interests in theatre, television, and digital media, and as a consulting firm to help those with a vision of their own.
Jessica Johnson ’01 is a founding member of Polk & Co., working alongside Matt Polk as a press agent for Roundabout Theatre Company since 2003. She earned a BS in Marketing Communications from Emerson College. Jessica has managed and contributed to over 150 publicity & marketing campaigns for Broadway musicals, plays, special projects and film. Recent highlights include launching Stephen Karam’s The Humans, the Tony-winning revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night starring Jessica Lange, the Broadway hit An Act of God with Jim Parsons and Sean Hayes, the Oscar-winning film La La Land, and the live television event Grease Live. Previously at Boneau/Bryan-Brown for 10 years, she also managed the U.S. publicity campaigns for National Theatre Live (2009-2013); the Broadway production of One Man, Two Guvnors including James Corden's Tony award-winning campaign; the Royal Shakespeare Company; and additional theatrical cinema events such as Barrymore with Christopher Plummer. Jessica is a member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers.
With Swing and Dance Captain Emily Afton ’07
Thursday, June 29
7:30 pm | Walter Kerr Theater | $70 per person (mezzanine center)
The second show of the series, Amélie, will be held on June 29. Following the show, Swing and Dance Captain Emily Afton ’07 will host a talkback for Emerson attendees.
Emily Afton ’07 is an actress/singer who earned a BFA in Musical Theater from Emerson College. Her work on Broadway includes: Amélie and Hair. First National Tours include: Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and I Love a Piano. Off-Broadway shows include: Standard Time. Regional performances include: Amélie (CTG); Waitress (ART); Goodspeed Opera House, Stages St. Louis, MSMT, APAC, Mac-Haydn, Arrow Rock Lyceum.
With Production Stage Manager Davin DeSantis ’09
Tuesday, August 15
7:00 pm | Broadway Theater | $80 per person (rear mezzanine)
The final show of the series, Miss Saigon, will be held on August 15. Following the show, Production Stage Manager Davin DeSantis ’09 will host a talkback for Emerson attendees.
Davin De Santis ’09 is a production stage manager who earned a BFA in Stage/Production Management from Emerson College. His work on Broadway includes: Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, The Elephant Man, Cyrano, The House of Blue Leaves, and Don’t Dress for Dinner. West End productions include: The Elephant Man. Off-Broadway shows include: Love, Love Love; Small Engine Repair; Really Really; The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin; Gruesome Playground Injuries; The Ugly One. Regional performances include: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.