Donor Profile - Jordan Roth

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Donor Profile - Jordan Roth

Jordan Roth, the president of Jujamcyn Theatres, is an outspoken Democrat and a Broadway executive. The Princeton University and Columbia Business School alumnus has produced web-series programs and projects such as Givenik.com. The project supports over 750 charitable organizations from major national agencies to local PTA groups. Roth grew up in New York City. His father, Steven Roth, is a billionaire property investor while his mother, Daryl Roth, is an award-winning producer.

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REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Jordan Roth currently lives with his husband, Richie Jackson, in Manhattan, New York City in a high-style residence, facing the Hudson River in the West Village. They have a second home in East Hampton. In 2016, he purchased a unit at Related Companies’ Superior Ink in the West Village for $9.5 million. He bought another unit in the building in 2010 for $13.1 million. According to Crain’s New York Business, Jujamacyn Theaters has annual revenue of about $200 million. The theatre is the third-largest chain on Broadway.

INTERESTS

Jordan Roth has an interest in fashion and an appetite for provocative self-expression. As a family tradition, he grew up attending Broadway shows. However, Roth considered going to the business side of the industry instead of performing. He is one of the prominent individuals in Broadway musicals and plays. Some of his well-known plays include Frozen, Mean Girls, Kinky Boots, and The Book of Mormon. His upcoming 2019 shows include “Moulin Rouge” and “Hades town.

PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITIES

Roth is an outspoken Democrat who has been producing and hosting a biting series of web videos which aims to coarsen the American culture and its association with President Trump. He launched a web-series called “The Birds and the B.S” which tackles ways of dealing with the particular challenges of our modern world.

In terms of political contributions, Roth has been very active. He collected and bundled $15,750 campaign donations for City Councilman Corey Johnson in 2015. In a fundraiser event for South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Roth and his husband held a reception that aimed to gather contributions from $250 to $2,800. In 2012, Roth and his husband had a matching donation grant of $100,000 supporting Freedom to Marry’s 2013 campaign to win marriage equality nationwide. Jordan Roth is one of the listed supporters for the programs of Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. He has also funded the Princeton Atelier and Fellowships in Theater.
Givenik.com is one of Roth’s major projects that funnels a portion of a discounted Broadway ticket purchase toward charitable causes. The project supports over 750 charitable organizations from major national agencies to local PTA groups including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, God's Love We Deliver, The Trevor Project, and many more.

REPUTATION

Roth is a four-time Tony Award-winning producer. He won Best Revival of a Play for “Angels in America,” which broke records as the most Tony-nominated play in Broadway history. He received the HRC Legacy Award during the Human Rights Campaign 2019 Greater New York Gala. Roth founded Culturalist, a site where users make and debate Top 10 lists about theatre and other forms of entertainment. On 10th April 2019, Roth is set to receive the Community Leadership Award on the annual fund-raiser event (Jeffrey Fashion Cares) hosted by Jeffrey Kalinsky. The event aims to raise awareness surrounding the people who live with HIV and AIDS. The event also aims to support LGBTQ youth and challenge discrimination against the LGBTQ community

FAMILY and education

Jordan Roth’s mother, Daryl Roth, is an award-winning producer and a long-time advocate for LGBT causes. She served the boards of Freedom to Marry, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She also once served in the committee of Gay Men's Health Crisis. His father, Steven Roth, is a Republican who is a billionaire property investor. Roth's father, who is also a business partner, friend, and confidant of President Trump, has a net worth of $1.1 billion. His husband, Richie Jackson, is a television producer. They married in 2012, and together they are raising two boys.

In 1997, Roth graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with degrees in philosophy and theatre. From 2009 to 2010 he studied Masters in Business Administration at the Columbia Business School. On the first day of his third term at the Business school, Roth was announced as the president of Jujamcyn.

BOARD AFFILIATIONS

Jordan Roth has been the President and the majority shareholder of Jujamcyn Theaters since 2009. Jujamcyn Theaters has about 500 employees, and Jordan Roth oversees five of Broadway’s 40 theaters. From 2002 to 2016 he was a Steering Committee Member and Board Member for Freedom to Marry. Roth is a serving member of the Board of Governors of the Broadway League and Board of Trustees of Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS. He also serves as a Board of Trustees member of Horace Mann School, Young Patrons of Lincoln Center Theatre, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Time Square Alliance, and Estee Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation.











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  • "Mr. Roth’s company, Jujamcyn Theaters, is the smallest of the big three Broadway landlords, with about 500 employees. The company is privately held by Mr. Roth, who would not discuss its financials."
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  • "In 2009, when he became president at Jujamcyn, Roth told Playbill.com, "I think that, as an industry, we put a lot of effort into engaging new voices and artists and welcoming new audiences. "
  • "Roth, whose mother is Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth, is a longtime advocate for LGBT causes, serving on the boards of Freedom to Marry and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and formerly on the board of Gay Men's Health Crisis."
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  • "Roth grew up in New York City attending Broadway shows. It is a family tradition — his mother, Daryl Roth, is a Tony award-winning Broadway producer."
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  • "Jordan Roth, the president of Jujamcyn Theaters, also collected cash for Johnson. In the two months before and in the days after the hearing, Johnson received $15,750 in campaign contributions — all bundled by Roth."
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  • "He has also recently launched a new web-series (we're obsessed with) called "The Birds and the B.S." in which he talks with special animated guests about how to deal with the specific difficulties of our modern world."
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  • "Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, purchased a unit at Related Companies’ Superior Ink in the West Village for $9.5 million, according to records filed with the city Department of Finance."
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  • "Roth, and his husband, Richie Jackson, who is a movie producer, will be holding a reception for the South Bend, Indiana mayor with suggested contributions from $250 to $2,800, according to an invite first obtained by CNBC."
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  • "Now, in addition to overseeing Jujamcyn, which has average annual revenue of around $200 million and is the third-largest theater chain on Broadway, Mr. Roth is working on ways to attract new audiences and improve the way business is done industrywide. "
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  • "As part of an end-of-year fundraising campaign, Roth and Jackson are matching donations up to $100,000 through Dec. 31. "
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  • "President of Jujamcyn Theaters Jordan Roth will receive the Community Leadership Award, and Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy will emcee the event."