Joe Longthorne is a New York City–based entertainment entrepreneur and theatrical producer. In 2014 he cofounded his company, Simpson & Longthorne Theatricals, with Benjamin Simpson. As a theatrical producer, he won a 2018 Tony Award for his work coproducing The Band’s Visit.
Other notable credits include Waitress (for Broadway, the national tour, and the West End, which received a Tony nomination), Oh, Hello on Broadway, Meteor Shower, and Broadway’s newest viral sensation, Be More Chill. As a general manager, Longthorne has worked on productions such as BLANK! The Musical (residency at the Green Room 42), OSCAR at the Crown (3 Dollar Bill), Made in America (Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater), Eh Dah? Questions for My Father (Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop), and numerous productions at the New York Musical Festival.
Longthorne served as the director of ticketing for the 2018 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. He also sits on the young professionals board of the CO/LAB Theater Group. He studied at Boston Conservatory and is a lifelong New York Jets fan.