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RCI Theatricals announces two new partners

Danielle Karliner Naish and Joe Christopher will serve alongside the general management company’s cofounder David Richards.

Danielle Karliner Naish and Joe Christopher (Credit: Courtesy of Polk & Co.)

RCI Theatricals has named a pair of new partners: Danielle Karliner Naish and Joe Christopher were announced as co-leads of the Broadway general management company on Dec. 13. They join David Richards, who cofounded the company in 1997.

Both Naish and Christopher are longtime general managers with RCI, having joined the company in 2019 and 2015, respectively.

“I’m elated to begin this next chapter of RCI Theatricals with my new partners, Dani and Joe, after more than 25 years of growing this company as part of the extraordinary theater community of New York and across the country,” expressed Richards in a statement.

RCI currently serves as general manager for the Broadway productions of the Tony Award-winning “Hadestown” and Tony-nominated “Shucked” and “& Juliet.” Their new productions this season include “Harmony,” the revival of “Spamalot” and the upcoming “Heart of Rock and Roll.” RCI is currently represented on the road by the national tours of “Hadestown” and “Jagged Little Pill.” Past productions under the RCI banner include the Tony-winning plays “The Inheritance,” “August: Osage County” and “All the Way,” as well as Tony-winning musical revivals “Oklahoma!” and “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.”

In addition to its trio of leaders, the RCI Theatricals team also includes general managers Beverly Edwards and Kevin Greene, director of finance Floyd Sklaver and director of ticketing Georgina Ratnatunga. Rounding out the organization’s staff are Kyle Bonder, Megan Ringeling, Justin Black, Brandon Brooks, Tatiana Chew, Allison Lehman, Alexander Parra, Christian Rene Palomares and Sarah Shutt.