Jolie Schaffzin is a lifelong New Yorker who grew up with a passion for theater and the performing arts. Graduating from Northwestern University in 1984, Jolie returned to Manhattan to begin a career in advertising; first working at advertising agencies and later moving into advertising sales positions at magazines including Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Cosmopolitan and The New Yorker.
In 1998, Jolie was approached to join the sales team at PLAYBILL, which allowed her to align her professional talents with her passion for Broadway. As Associate Publisher of PLAYBILL she has been a successful revenue producer for the company and an advocate for theater to her clients which include major players in the area of fashion, beauty, retail and non-theatrical entertainment.
Jolie resides on the Upper East Side with her puppy, “Stevie” Sondheim (yes…she’s a girl).