Jack W. Batman
Broadway: Enchanted April (2 Tony Nominations including Best Play, 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards).
Off Broadway: Clean Alternatives (also Edinburgh Festival - Fringe First Award), Brian Dykstra: Cornered & Alone..
Other NYC: Evensong (Broad Horizons Theatre Company); Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Access Theater); 12 ice shows starring Olympic and World figure skating champions and 45 public events for Chelsea Piers; cabaret productions for such venues as the Russian Tea Room, Tisch Center/92nd Street Y, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center; readings including The School for Trophy Wives, a new play by Freyda Thomas (starring Anne Hathaway) and Joe Hortua’s Burning (co-produced with Kyra Sedgwick).
Tour/Regional: Sing for Your Supper, Play It Again, Sam, Dial ‘M’ for Murder, others. Also, Producer/Artistic Director, The Left Bank, Peoria, Illinois (AEA).
In development: Glyn O’Malley’s new play, Good Night, Mr. Jefferson and Barnstormer, a new musical by Cheryl L. Davis and Douglas J. Cohen.
Note: Jack was born in New Jersey and educated at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. After coming home from a tour with the USO and the U.S. Army, he began his NYC professional career in the mailroom at the William Morris Agency. He went on to do a lot more agenting, including co-founding Agents for the Arts, Inc., which is still in operation. Moving into the casting arena, under the banner of his own company, Theatrical Consultants, Ltd., Jack then became Casting Director for over 200 Broadway, national tour and regional productions and New York representative for ten different out-of-town theatres including the 7,800-seat Kansas City Starlight and The Walnut Street Theatre Company in Philadelphia.
In what seems another life, Jack wrote a year’s worth of television reviews for a major weekly magazine, administered the funding for an archaeological laboratory conserving the artifacts of the Whydah, the only authenticated pirate ship ever discovered, did all the press for the first seven years of Chelsea Piers (the largest sports and entertainment complex in the world), starred in David Rabe’s first produced play, taught at New York University and danced with Ginger Rogers.
He is Executive Producer of the White Plains Performing Arts Center (White Plains, NY), a past Trustee of The Barrow Group (the Drama Desk Award-winning theatre company and school), Executive Director of Theatrical Consultants, Ltd. and a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute.