Running Subway is a New York-based entertainment production company that conceptualizes, produces, markets and manages iconic productions and exhibits. Since inception just seven years ago, Running Subway has staged a multitude of successful shows and exhibits combining traditional entertainment with innovative technology and groundbreaking ideas to provide audiences with unique and unforgettable experiences.
What We Do
Running Subway specializes in the rights procurement, concept development and production of various new and innovative live entertainment performances and exhibits. Our objective is to present must-see, quality entertainment for families and people of all ages to enjoy.
Running Subway utilizes marketing strategies to promote and enable entertainment brands to discover new paths for growth. By maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of the industry and focusing on strengthening the relationship between brand and consumer, Running Subway's marketing team strives to implement compelling and results-driven advertising, promotions and communication campaigns.
Running Subway manages all of our entertainment properties by applying optimization strategies and programs through discipline, innovation and analysis to maximize the return on a project. As General Managers, we develop and oversee production budgets, hire and supervise staff, negotiate all contracts and provide reporting and analysis.
JAMES SANNA - PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
James is one of the most prolific producers working in live entertainment today.
Prior to founding Running Subway in 2004, Sanna was the Executive Producer at Radio City Entertainment overseeing several top grossing productions including The Radio City Christmas Spectacularin twelve markets nationwide, and A Christmas Carol - The Musicaland a number of major network television specials. Sanna was responsible for presenting over 100 shows at Radio City, Madison Square Garden and Broadway.
JOSHUA ROSENBLUM - PRODUCER
With over 20 years of Broadway production experience, Joshua is one of the most well respected producers in the industry.
Prior to joining Running Subway, Joshua headed the Broadway and National Touring production team at Radio City Entertainment. Before that, he worked on and developed an impressive cadre of shows for Dodgers productions including some of Broadway's biggest hits. Joshua also spent a year developing film and theatrical projects with eight-time Academy Award winning composer, Alan Menken. He is also a former executive at Sharon Playhouse and served as general manager of the Winter Haven Super Sox, a professional baseball team in the SPBA.
TONY VLASAK – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Tony Vlasak has over 10 years of live entertainment experience in the field of finance and accounting. He started at Madison Square Garden in New York working on MSG's entertainment properties, such as arena and Radio City Music Hall concerts and Rockette Christmas Across America tours. Subsequently, he was integral to the fast growth in the music theater venue acquisition and operations space with AEG Live, a leading global entertainment conglomerate. Currently on board with Running Subway he is overseeing finance, accounting, and fund raising activities related to the company's managed properties and portfolio of projects.
JIM ARNEMANN - DIRECTOR
Jim has enjoyed a long career in the management of large public venues and entertainment and event production. His vast experience includes Broadway, touring shows, large concert and television specials, major league sporting events and family entertainment. As VP, Operations and Event Production at Madison Square Garden, Jim oversaw over 500 events annually including concerts and television special, sporting events , touring shows and family entertainment. Prior to DTS, Jim opened the Sports Museum of America and served as VP, Operations for the Museum of the City of New York.
Kenneth has been a board member of Running Subway since its startup in 2004.
He is a partner at SCP Worldwide. SCP owns sports, media and entertainment properties, including the St. Louis Blues Hockey Club, Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer, and an ownership position in Running Subway. While serving in his previous position as Senior Counsel at the law firm of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, Munoz worked with James Sanna and SCP in creating Running Subway, LLC.
Before joining Sidley in 2002, Mr. Munoz capped a twenty-four year career at Madison Square Garden with a sixteen-year run as Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel. Some of his credits include MSG's 1997 acquisition of Radio City Productions, negotiating MSG's unprecedented contract to telecast New York Yankees games, helping to establish the New York Liberty WNBA franchise, and expanding MSG entertainment programming businesses.
Steven is a partner at Blue 9 Capital, a New York City based private equity firm with extensive experience and expertise in small middle-market company investments. He is also a co-founder of SeaCap Ventures and the president of Instar Captial. Since 1985, Steven has directed and managed numerous acquisitions and restructuring for Instar and other affiliated investment groups. Through Instar and related investment vehicles, Steven holds controlling interests in several entities including Ebonite International, a sporting goods company, Telepartner International, a wireless and networking company, Kahunaville, a chain of theme restaurants, Evenstar Productions, an independent film and theatrical production company, and Tuttson Capital Corp., an investment firm. Steven holds a board seat in each of the above companies.
Steven is also on the advisory boards of Hirtle, Callaghan, an investment advisory firm with $5 billion in assets under management, LLR Equity, a $260 million private equity fund, Performance, Inc., an internet, mail order and retailer of bicycles and accessories, and the Tuttleman Family Foundation, a charitable foundation.
Steven is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Law School of New York University.
Allen is a partner at Blue 9 Capital, a New York City based private equity firm with extensive experience and expertise in small middle-market company investments, and a co-founder of SeaCap Ventures. Prior to SeaCap ventures, Allen was Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions at The Prudential Insurance Company of America where he managed and closed buy and sell side transactions for the company. Prior to joining Prudential, Allen was a Vice President at Highland Capital Associates, a private equity buyout group, in New York City. At Highland, Allen was responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, structuring and negotiating transactions and working closely with portfolio companies.
Allen has also held positions in division of PepsiCo, Inc. that imported Stolichnaya vodka into the U.S., in the production operations department at CBS Inc. and was a management consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc.
Allen has an MBA from Columbia University and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont.
Bill has been a board member of Running Subway since its startup in 2004.
Mr.Davis spent twenty-one years on Wall Street, beginning as a Trader on the American Stock Exchange before working his way up to Head of the Floor Specialist Operation for O'Connor and Associates. After a stint at Morgan Stanley, he served as Head of North American Derivatives Trading for Deutsche Bank from 1997 - 2003, after which he initiated for Deutshe a 500 Million Internal Hedge Fund.
Since leaving Wall Street in 2005, Mr. Davis has diversified his professional portfolio, working in such fields as horse breeding (Maryland Stallion), restaurant management (The Hidden Cubbard), internet research (Monitor 110), and, of course, Broadway theatre and live events production.