Green Captains

Date:Jan 17, 2013

Our popular Green Captain program seeks to find a BGA liaison at each and every Broadway, off-Broadway and touring show or venue. We reached 100% participation on Broadway for the first time in 2011/12. Many Green Captains are chosen by their peers at the first rehearsal or soon afterwards. These liaisons – it can be a star of the show or a dresser or crew member — are then sent a welcome kit with information on how to help their production get greener.

The kit lists ways to help green the production backstage, lists items the BGA collects (from corks to textiles to printer cartridges), allows Green Captains to find out details about the recycling programs at their theatres, and helps them swap ideas and get helpful hints from those serving on other productions. Some Green Captains have been our liaisons on more than one show and several have served as Green Captains for years.

We hold quarterly meetings, often with guest speakers, to bring all of our Green Captains together to share ideas and concerns and to learn how to be effective environmental advocates.

If you’re interested in becoming a Green Captain for your show (on or off-Broadway, or on tour), email us at green@broadway.org.

We have also launched a College Green Captains program, and theatre departments across the nation are creating more sustainable theatre.

Current Broadway Green Captains:  

  • Al Hirschfeld Theatre – KINKY BOOTS – Michele Gutierrez
  • Ambassador Theatre – CHICAGO David Hyslop & Angel Reda
  • American Airlines Theatre – THE PRICE – Katherine Shea
  • August Wilson Theatre – GROUNDHOG DAY – Andrew Call
  • Belasco Theatre – THE GLASS MENAGERIE – Lisa Buxbaum
  • Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre – BANDSTAND – Jessica Lea Patty
  • Broadhurst Theatre – ANASTASIA – Shina Ann Morris
  • Broadway Theatre – MISS SAIGON – Gabrielle D’Entremont & Eva Noblezada & Charlie Williams
  • Brooks Atkinson Theatre – WAITRESS – Ryan Vasquez
  • Cort Theatre – INDECENT  Amanda Spooner & Adina Verson
  • Ethel Barrymore Theatre – SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION – Colby Minifie
  • Eugene O’Neill – THE BOOK OF MORMON – Matthew Marks
  • Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre – COME FROM AWAY – Rodney Hicks
  • Gershwin Theatre – WICKED Larkin Bogan & Travis Taber
  • Hudson Theatre – 1984 – Jeff Brancato
  • Imperial Theatre – NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 – Brittain Ashford & Gelsey Bell
  • John Golden Theatre  A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 – Condola Rashad
  • Longacre Theatre – A BRONX TALE – Jonathan Brody
  • Lunt-Fontanne Theatre – CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – Emma Pfaeffle
  • Lyceum Theatre  THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – Nancy Zamit
  • Majestic Theatre – THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – Satomi Hofmann
  • Marquis Theatre – ON YOUR FEET! – Marielys Molina
  • Minskoff Theatre – THE LION KING – Elizabeth Cohen
  • Music Box Theatre – DEAR EVAN HANSEN – Will Roland
  • Nederlander Theatre – WAR PAINT – Erik Liberman
  • Neil Simon Theatre – CATS – Lili Froehlich
  • New Amsterdam Theatre – ALADDIN Courtney Reed
  • Palace Theatre – SUNSET BOULEVARD – Timothy Semon & Andy Taylor
  • Richard Rodgers Theatre – HAMILTON – Nik Walker
  • Samuel J. Friedman Theatre – THE LITTLE FOXES – Charles Turner
  • Shubert Theatre – HELLO, DOLLY! – Hayley Podschun
  • St. James Theatre – PRESENT LAUGHTER – James FitzSimmons
  • Stephen Sondheim Theatre – BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL – Sara King & Rebecca LaChance
  • Studio 54 – SWEAT – Carlo Albán
  • Walter Kerr Theatre – AMÉLIE – Adam Chanler-Berat
  • Winter Garden Theatre – SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL – Luca Padovan

 

Other Green Captains:  

  • Actors Equity Association – Christopher Williams
  • ATPAM – Tito Sanchez
  • IATSE – Alisa Keegan
  • Local 1 – Sarah Conyers
  • Local 764 – Terry Lavada
  • Local 798 – Elizabeth Cohen
  • Local 802 – Marisa Friedman & Ralph Farris
  • SDC – John Carrafa & Roxanne Rodriguez
  • Tony Awards – Marjorie Horne
  • Manhattan Theatre Club – Jim Joseph
  • Studio 54 – Steve Jones

 

Check Out Some Green Captains and Participating Shows:

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