When they were falling in love over a decade ago, Jordan Roth — president of Jujamcyn Theaters, a group of five major Broadway venues — told Richie Jackson, a talent manager and TV producer, that he was worried about merging lives that were rich and busy, but full of issues and family responsibilities.
“It’s complicated,” Roth said.
“It’s worth it,” Jackson replied.
It became a kind of call-and-response mantra. By the time they were married in 2012, Roth — whose mother is Daryl Roth, the force behind such Broadway hits as “Kinky Boots” and “August: Osage County” — had already presented Jackson with a needlepoint pillow. On one side, the cushion says, “Complicated”; flip it over and the embroidery states, “Worth It.”