THE HARTMAN GROUP is a media relations firm, founded by Michael Hartman in 2009, with a specific emphasis on Broadway productions. Current Broadway projects include Ann (starring Holland Taylor), The Trip to Bountiful (starring Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Vanessa Williams), The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream, Rock of Ages, and Wicked. Current Off-Broadway projects include Second Stage Theatre, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, and the Pre-Broadway Chicago Engagement of Big Fish. Upcoming productions include First Date, Romeo & Juliet (starring Orlando Bloom), Rocky, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Little Miss Sunshine, Tuck Everlasting, Diner, Houdini, and Coal Miner's Daughter.
The firm also represents Key Brand Entertainment, Broadway Across America, Stage Entertainment USA, and Second Stage Theatre, and serves as the national press representative for the tours of American Idiot, Billy Elliot, Rock of Ages, War Horse, and Wicked. Recent productions include Jekyll & Hyde (starring Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox), Hands on a Hardbody, Evita(starring Ricky Martin), War Horse, Bring it On: The Musical (2013 Tony nominee - Best Musical), In the Heights (2008 Tony Award - Best Musical), Billy Elliot (2009 Tony Award - Best Musical), Memphis (2010 Tony Award - Best Musical), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (starring Nick Jonas and Beau Bridges), Sister Act, Ghost, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway, Traces, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (starring Harry Connick, Jr.), Lysistrata Jones, American Idiot, Next to Normal (2010 Pulitzer Prize), La Bête (starring Mark Rylance, David Hyde Pierce and Joanna Lumley), Catch Me If You Can, Donny & Marie - A Broadway Christmas, Elf, The Pee-Wee Herman Show Live On Stage, Promises Promises (starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth), West Side Story, Baby It's You!, Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert on Broadway, Come Fly Away, A Steady Rain, the national tour of Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays and Cirque du Soleil's Wintuk.
The Hartman Group is headed by Michael Hartman, formerly a partner of Barlow Hartman Public Relations, which operated from 1999 to 2009 and represented over one hundred Broadway productions including Boeing Boeing (2008 Tony Award - Best Play Revival), 700 Sundays (2005 Tony Award - Best Special Theatrical Event), La Cage aux Folles (2005 Tony Award - Best Musical Revival), Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony Award - Best Musical), The Producers (twelve 2001 Tony Awards, including Best Musical), Fosse (1999 Tony Award - Best Musical), 9 To 5: The Musical, 13, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, All Shook Up, Anna in the Tropics (2003 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama), Bea Arthur on Broadway, Bells Are Ringing, Bombay Dreams, By Jeeves, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Chorus Line, The Color Purple, Company, Cyrano de Bergerac, Dance of Death, Dance of the Vampires, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Faith Healer, Fiddler on the Roof, The Full Monty, Gem of The Ocean, The Graduate, Grease, Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, Hollywood Arms, King Hedley II, Legally Blonde, Lestat, Little Shop of Horrors, Macbeth (Kelsey Grammer), Macbeth (Patrick Stewart), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Medea, Liza Minnelli's comeback engagement at the Palace, Minnelli on Minnelli, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Movin' Out, Noises Off, The Pillowman, The Retreat from Moscow, Radio Golf, Ragtime, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, Salome, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Sixteen Wounded, Sweeney Todd, Sweet Charity, Sweet Smell of Success, Seussical, Taboo, The Vertical Hour, Waiting in the Wings, The Woman in White, The Wild Party, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Young Frankenstein. Previous Off-Broadway productions include Berkshire Village Idiot, City Center's Encores! Series, Cobb, Cookin', Andre Gregory's production of Wallace Shawn's The Designated Mourner, Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner with Friends, Family Secrets, Fat Camp, Here Lies Jenny, In The Heights, The Last 5 Years, My Name is Rachel Corrie, Israel Horovitz's My Old Lady, Secrets of a Soccer Mom, Stars in Your Eyes, Surviving Grace, Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie, Thunder Knocking on the Door, The Water Coolers, Kenneth Lonergan's The Waverly Gallery, and Woman Before a Glass.