ABOUT THE PRESS ROOM
Veteran Broadway press agents Jim Byk and Shane Marshall Brown are the founders of The Press Room, a theatrical and entertainment publicity office based in New York City. Byk and Brown are joined by Kelly Guiod, who serves as Vice President, and Nina M. Ward as Press Associate.
Current clients include Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Born for This, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, Only Human, Working Girl The Musical, Havana Music Hall, Beyond Babel, the award-winning web series Indoor Boys, Vineyard Theatre, actor/pianist Hershey Felder, The Wooster Group, Rosie’s Theater Kids, Hunter Theater Project, Theatre Row, New York Classical Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, and Southern California’s 3-D Theatricals.
Recent projects have included Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery, Gloria: A Life, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women; Farinelli and the King starring Mark Rylance; Hunter Theater Project’s Uncle Vanya and Link Link Circus; Jessica Dickey’s The Convent, Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders; Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful; The Royal Opera House’s US Cinema Series for Trafalgar Releasing, The Unsilent Picture starring Bill Irwin; The Wooster Group’s The B-Side, Early Shaker Spirituals, and A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique); The Chekhov Project’s I Am A Seagull; Shakespeare Globe’s The Merchant of Venice starring Jonathan Pryce; and the Australian premiere of The Book of Mormon.
Collectively, the team has represented over 100 Broadway and 150 Off-Broadway shows for Boneau/Bryan-Brown and Sam Rudy Media Relations, including the Tony Award-winning productions of Hamilton; The Book of Mormon; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Death of a Salesman (2012); Red; Fences with Denzel Washington; La Cage aux Folles (2010); The Norman Conquests; The History Boys; Doubt; Avenue Q, and Proof. They have also represented Paula Vogel’s Indecent; Waitress; Shuffle Along…; Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Matilda the Musical; Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway; Betrayal with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz; Twelfth Night/Richard III with Mark Rylance; The River with Hugh Jackman; The Cripple of Inishmaan with Daniel Radcliffe; Lucky Guy with Tom Hanks; Jerusalem with Mark Rylance; Hamlet with Jude Law; Macbeth with Kenneth Branagh; Gypsy with Bernadette Peters; The Scottsboro Boys; The Seagull; Mary Stuart; Disney's Beauty and the Beast; and Urinetown, among others.
Byk, Brown and Guiod have led their clients to 271 Tony Award nominations, and 82 wins.
Institutional clients have included Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, Signature Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Soulpepper Theatre Company, and Paper Mill Playhouse.
Film work includes Broadway press outreach for Birdman, Doubt, Nine, Dreamgirls, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges, and Sweeney Todd.
Dance clients have included the Stuttgart Ballet, the Australian Ballet, and MOMIX.
With Keith Sherman, Byk represented The Tony Awards for CBS and Tony Award Productions from 1991-1996, and Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! for PBS.
Byk, Brown and Guiod are proud members of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM). Byk is a member of ATPAM’s Board of Governors.