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Producers
Bruce Robert Harris

Bruce Robert Harris is dedicated to producing new, innovative and cutting-edge theater and special events. For four years he produced The Gay Pride Series with co-producer Douglas Leland.  Among the plays they presented were Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy, Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band, Terrence McNally’s The Ritz and Love! Valour! Compassion!, Paul Rudnick’s Jeffrey, Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly and the first New York City revival of William Finn and James Lapine’s A New Brain.  Because of the success of that series, Mr. Harris was asked by friend and co-producer Geoffrey Doig-Marx to produce The Elan Awards, which showcases developing choreographers while honoring a well-known figure in the dance world for choreography. Honorees have included Graciella Danielle, Jerry Mitchell, Ann Reinking, Lar Lubovitch, Rob Marshall and Susan Stroman.  

In November 2001, Mr. Harris and Mr. Leland produced a three-play showcase series to benefit the Fireman's 911 Relief Funds. That series included a new production of The Odd Couple (female version) by Neil Simon directed by Steve DeAngelis, a revival of their summer hit, Jeffrey (with a cast of 29) and a re-staged production of Love! Valour! Compassion!

Mr. Harris also single handedly produced a star-studded gala performance of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens directed by Bill Russell to benefit the Momentum AIDS Project. He also co-produced its widely-successful first American album, available on CD from Fynsworth Alley.

Recently, he has associated and raised money for Little Women, The Musical on Broadway and the pre-Broadway engagement of the new comedy Paper Doll. His production of the comic thriller, Bag Fulla Money, played a limited engagement in New York City this past winter. He is also Associate Producer of the innovative theatre piece about empowerment and human potential, History of the Word, which utilizes interactive forms of storytelling to chronicle the history and power of the spoken word and is scheduled to open in NYC this fall and then tour. He also in June 2005 produced Charles Messina's The Great Divide playing the Triad Theatre for a successful four week run.

He is the Associate Producer at the White Plains Performing Arts Center of the Main Stage Performances and Director of Marketing and Advertising.

Mr. Harris holds a BFA from The Juilliard School of Music and is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute.

Bruce Robert Harris

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.