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The Shed, Playwrights Horizons, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Signature Theatre and Russian Samovar are among 50 new arts organizations that have received cash from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.

Playwrights Horizons on W42nd Street received a grant of $2.1 million. Photo: Phil O’Brien.

Our first report in mid-July outlined that 91 organizations in our area had been approved to receive a total of $221,155,213 SVOG funds. We later updated this with another 46 venues and an additional $161,679,943 of funding. Now a further $106,849,254 has been granted locally.

Broadway productions again headed the list, with Hadestown getting the maximum award of $10 million and Book of Mormon receiving a grant of $9.8 million. The Ladies Who Lunch LLC  — which runs the Broadway revival of Company — received $9,897,200. Company was in previews when COVID struck and Philip Boroff at Broadway Journal reported in February that the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical received $8.85 million from Chubb as an insurance payout.

The New 42nd Street Inc received $5.9 million in the latest round of payouts — other W42nd Street beneficiaries were Playwrights Horizons ($2.1m) and Signature Theatre ($1.2m).

The Shed at Hudson Yards was awarded $4.1m from the SVOG program. Photo: Phil O’Brien.

The off-Broadway production of Jersey Boys at New World Stages (JB New World L.P.) was awarded $4.8 million. Jazz at Lincoln Center received $3.1 million in the latest payouts — last month we reported that Birdland had been approved for funding of $2,752,504.

The biggest award in the gallery/museum sector was The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) with the maximum $10 million, and the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) with $1.1m. Not on our list (as it has a 10001 zip code) is The Shed — the Hudson Yards arts center was granted $4,112,383.

Smaller local arts organizations also had success with their applications. Eryc Taylor Dance received $43,870 and Vlada Von Shats at the Russian Samovar (Von Shats Production Inc) was given a lifeline of $174,376. Back in April, we reported that Von Shats had launched a GoFundMe for the venue filled with three generations of New York history. Baryshnikov dated SJP in Sex and the City there. Forbes says that it “is as much a nostalgia trip as a fine Russian restaurant.

Vlada Von Shats at Russian Samovar was given a lifeline with an SVOG grant. Photo: Phil O’Brien.

The US Small Business Administration reported yesterday that they had so far awarded 10,826 grants totaling $8.4bn. The average grant awarded has been $779K.


The updated list is below, and the original lists can be viewed here and here.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grants — Zips 10018, 10019 & 10036 (Update 8/8/2021)


SVOG Grantee
AddressZipVenue TypeSVOG
Hadestown Broadway LLC6309 9th Avenue Ste 80910036Theatrical producer$10,000,000
The Museum of Modern Art11 W 53rd Street10019Museum operator$10,000,000
The Ladies Who Lunch LLC1501 Broadway Suite 161410036Theatrical producer$9,897,200
Book Of Mormon Broadway LLC1501 Broadway Suite 161410036Theatrical producer$9,856,913
Thespian Theatre, Inc. d/b/a Circle in the Square Theatrec/o Circle in the Square Theatre 1633 Broadway10019Live venue operator or promoter$9,459,235
Touring Goes Wrong, LP561 7th Avenue 3rd Fl10018Theatrical producer$6,156,718
The New 42nd Street, Inc.229 W 42nd Street 10th Fl10036Live performing arts organization operator$5,907,510
JB New World L.P.311 W 43rd Street 6th FL10036Theatrical producer$4,869,943
Big Cherry LLCc/o RCI Theatricals Inc. 630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 80910036Theatrical producer$4,593,320
Second Stage Theatre, Inc.1501 Broadway Suite 51810036Live performing arts organization operator$3,698,537
IMG Artists LLC7 W 54th Street10019Talent representative$3,409,215
Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc.3 Columbus Circle 12FL10019Live performing arts organization operator$3,191,715
National Artists Management Company, Inc.165 W 46th Street STE 120210036Theatrical producer$2,328,995
Selby Artists Mgmt LLC262 W 38th Street Ste 170110018Talent representative$2,220,380
Playwrights Horizons, Inc.416 W 42nd Street10036Live performing arts organization operator$2,132,117
Broadway Asia Group LLC257 W 52nd Street 2nd Fl10019Theatrical producer$1,604,435
Dodger Properties LLC311 W 43rd Street, 6th FL10036Live performing arts organization operator$1,475,215
Bunce and Spider LLC1650 Broadway Suite 70010019Theatrical producer$1,328,875
Bubble Group LLC343W 49th Street10019Theatrical producer$1,312,368
Signature Theatre Company, Inc.Pershing Square Signature Center 480 W 42nd Street10036Theatrical producer$1,214,147
Museum of Arts and Design2 Columbus Circle10019Museum operator$1,108,912
Goliath Artists Inc1755 Broadway10019Talent representative$1,079,297
Bespoke Theatricals LLC230 W 41st Street Suite 170310036Live performing arts organization operator$1,020,570
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York Inc520 8th Avenue Suite 31910018Live venue operator or promoter$973,543
101 Productions, Ltd.260 W 44th Street 6th FL10036Live venue operator or promoter$875,377
BTC New Haven, LLC1530 Broadway C/o Bow Tie Partners10036Motion picture theater operator$730,027
The Barrow Group, Inc312 W 36th Street 3rd FL10018Live performing arts organization operator$690,182
Spamiltour LLC424 W 45th Street10036Theatrical producer$670,694
Hip Hop Nutcracker Tour LLC630 Ninth Avenue Suite 70110036Theatrical producer$657,000
Thompson Turner Productions LLC1501 Broadway Ste 161410036Live performing arts organization operator$642,064
Joey Parnes Productions LLC234 W 44th Street STE 80010036Theatrical producer$620,997
Stewart Talent New York1430 Broadway Suite 151310018Talent representative$482,462
Brierpatch Productions L.P.424 W 45th Street10036Live performing arts organization operator$426,338
Bloc NYC630 9th Avenue Suite 70210036Talent representative$406,500
Jeffrey Richards Associates LLC180 W 58th Street, Suite 1B10019Theatrical producer$308,785
Finding My Voice LLC1501 Broadway STE 130410036Theatrical producer$240,000
Von Shats Production Inc256 W 52nd Street 2nd Fl10019Live venue operator or promoter$174,376
Jervy inc321 W 37th Street apt 5h10018Live venue operator or promoter$168,750
Peoples’ Symphony Concerts16 W 36th Street, Suite 120510018Live performing arts organization operator$121,497
About Artists Agency Inc1650 Broadway Suite 140610019Talent representative$116,900
4700Broadway, inc DBA The Roster Agency247 W 38th Street, 10Fl10018Talent representative$112,323
CLA Partners1501 Broadway Suite 190110036Talent representative$109,667
Theater Lab, Inc357 W 36th Street Fl 310018Live venue operator or promoter$83,112
The Midtown Management Group, Inc630 Ninth Avenue Suite 80210036Live performing arts organization operator$82,372
Street Meet Promotions264 W 40th Street 50510018Talent representative$77,283
Carlini Media Inc309 W 55th Street10019Talent representative$63,590
Prospect Theater Company, Inc.520 Eighth Avenue FL3 Ste 30710018Theatrical producer$59,991
Kaylor Management, Inc.130 W 57th Street, #6A10019Talent representative$45,007
Eryc Taylor Dance, Inc450 W 42nd Street Suite 37F10036Live performing arts organization operator$43,870
The Kings Speech On Stage LLC311 W 43rd Street, 12th Fl10036Theatrical producer$933

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