Jana Robbins is a Tony and Drama Desk nominated producer for the 2009 Broadway production of RAGTIME, joining Kevin McCollum and Manny Azenberg to transfer the highly successful Kennedy Center Production. In 1995 she founded BETTER WORLD PRODUCTIONS in order to "present theater and film entertainment that inspires us to create a Better World". Jana made her Broadway producing debut with Allan Knee's LITTLE WOMEN starring Sutton Foster and Maureen McGovern and her Off-Broadway producing debut with I LOVE YOU BECAUSE. Other Off-Broadway producing credits include WHITE'S LIES starring Betty Buckley and Daniel Beaty's THROUGH THE NIGHT with producer Daryl Roth earning her a second Drama Desk nomination.
Jana is currently one of the program directors of the Producers Developement and Mentorship Program, along with producers Martin Platt and David Elliotfor Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU).
Jana helped to develop and produced THE PARTICIPANT in association with Chazz Palminteri, written by and starring Dayton Callie of TV's DEADWOOD. The show was nominated for a Best Solo Performance Award by LA Weekly. She also helped to develop and produce, "The Last Days of Frankie The Fly" a film starring Keifer Sutherland, Dennis Hopper and Daryl Hannah, and "Executive Target" with Roy Schieder and Michael Madsen.
Upcoming Broadway shows that are currently in development are Allan Knee's THE JAZZ AGE, a three character play about Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Zelda with music. Jana served as Executive Producer for its first production at the 59E59 Street Theater, and produced its next developmental production in Association with The Blank Theater Company in Los Angeles starring Luke McFarlane of "Brothers and Sisters" - is headed for a UK Production next season; ROOF OF THE WORLD by D. Tucker Smith, which she was producing with her partner on LITTLE WOMEN, Randall Wreghitt, who will be sadly missed. ROOF OF THE WORLD had it's world premiere production at KC Rep in their '16-'17 Season and THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHET by Allen Knee and Andre Catrini. Jana had a financial interest in both WAR HORSE and SOMETHING ROTTEN which is currently on Nation Tour.